Definitions

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  • adj. Not flyable; impossible to fly.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ flyable

Examples

  • However cargo Dragon flights to the ISS starting some time in the 2010-2015 'gap' is almost inevitable, barring an enormous setback (such as Falcon-9 or Dragon proving unflyable for some technical reason).

    Constellation Drags - SpaceX Moves Ahead - NASA Watch

  • Instead of pumping billions into an unflyable old style government rocket that has more in common with the 1960s than the 21st century, NASA will focus on developing ways to travel quickly between the Earth, Moon, Mars and the asteroids, and support work on such ideas as how to re-fuel rockets in space rather than throwing them away.

    Rick Tumlinson: NASA's Constellation Hallucination and the Congressional Money Drug

  • A human pilot could not react quickly enough to do this; under the earlier manual technology, an inherently unstable aircraft would be unflyable.

    The Nature of Technology

  • Fellow NASA test pilot Bruce Peterson relates, I made the first flight of the HL-10 lifting body in 1966 and it was almost unflyable.

    First Man

  • CHRIS.CALLAHAN, U.S. ARMY: We made a conscious decision to land the aircraft, because eventually it would become unflyable if the transmission seized.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2005

  • CHRIS.CALLAHAN, U.S. ARMY: We made a conscious decision to land the aircraft because eventually it would become unflyable if the transmission seized.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2005

  • I did not think that the machine would be unflyable, but it might be very much damaged.

    The Rainbow and the Rose

  • After the 2003 invasion, U.S. teams found several intact but unflyable fighter jets buried beneath the sand.

    D Mag - News

  • To call a nation ungovernable is as ignorant as calling an airplane in which you are the pilot "unflyable."

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  • Did he give up and bail out of this unflyable airplane?

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