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  • v. To fly an aircraft in order to evaluate its performance


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  • She recently spent three hours at a racetrack of Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., with her crew and hundreds of volunteers to test-fly the newest balloons.

    On Thanksgiving, She Reigns in This Parade

  • I hope NASA will go ahead and at least test-fly Ares 1-X, so we can get some REAL FLIGHT TEST DATA instead of more paper studies and endless arguments.

    More Ares Woes - NASA Watch

  • North Korea will soon test-fly for Libyan, Syrian and Iranian officials its new 620-mile-range No Dong-1 missile.

    Sneaking In The Scuds

  • According to what I've read, the purpose of SMS is to test-fly new variable fighters; but, they've also been brought in to deal with the new alien threat since their aircraft are the only ones capable of taking the aliens on.

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  • Not until March 1969 was even the first LM ready to test-fly.

    First Man

  • Think of next weekend when, weather permitting, you and Hy will start to look at and test-fly aircraft.

    While Other People Sleep

  • But also be prepared to test-fly any number of aircraft before we make our decision.

    While Other People Sleep

  • The air force report noted that Lockheed Martin will test-fly planes while building production models - a risky proposition according to critics.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Last I heard they were experimenting with ways to fit the system to Predator drones and test-fly that over Nogales, Arizona. Top headlines

  • "It gives the Air Force the ability to test-fly some of this hardware," said Brian Weeden, a former Air Force orbital analyst who works as a technical adviser for the nonprofit Secure World Foundation.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion


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