heavier-than-air : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces

  • But by last week it became evident that the first to launch a North Atlantic mail service with heavier-than-air craft will most likely be Great Britain's Imperial Airways.
  • Twelve men had spanned the North Atlantic in heavier-than-air machines: no woman had succeeded.
  • But no man has since attempted the feat of a non-stop transatlantic passage in a heavier-than-air machine, though of late years a Manhattan hotel man, Raymond Orteig, has been .
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    Acting upon the sketchiest of evidence, the state of Connecticut has inexplicably chosen to strip Wilbur and Orville Wright of their rightful title as the fathers of heavier-than-air flight.
    July 6, 2013 - Connecticut Post

  • Eliot Spitzer in AU News
    Spitzer warned graduates that they would encounter critics - "the army of the state quo" - who will undermine their efforts to do great things. "There will be nay-sayers. The Wright Brothers were told that 'heavier-than-air flight was both...

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