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To operate an aircraft

airlift

verb

to take people or things into or away from a place by aircraft, especially in a dangerous situation

bank

verb

if a plane banks, it turns quickly in the air, with one wing higher than the other

buzz

verb

to fly a plane low over people or buildings

captain

verb

to be in charge of a ship or aircraft

climb

verb

if an aircraft climbs, it moves up to a higher position in the air

come down

if an aircraft comes down, it lands or crashes

ditch

verb

if an aircraft ditches, or if the pilot ditches it, it comes down in the sea in an emergency

down

verb

to make an aircraft crash to the ground by attacking it while it is flying

drop

verb

to let something fall from an aircraft

eject

verb

if a pilot ejects, they are deliberately thrown out of their plane by their ejector seat, because the plane is likely to crash

flight-test

verb

to test a new plane by flying it in order to make certain that it is safe

fly

verb

if a plane flies, it moves through the air

fly

verb

to take people or goods somewhere by plane

fly

verb

to control a plane when it is in the air

force down

to force a plane to land

glide

verb

to fly in a glider

ground

verb

to stop a plane from leaving the ground, or to stop people from flying somewhere

land

verb

if a plane or boat lands people or goods somewhere, it brings them there

land

verb

if an aircraft lands, it comes down to the ground

land

verb

to bring a plane down to the ground

lift

verb

to airlift something or someone

lift off

when an aircraft or space vehicle lifts off, it goes up from the ground into the air

overfly

verb

to fly over an area in a plane

pilot

verb

to fly an aircraft

pitch

verb

if a ship or aircraft pitches, it moves up and down suddenly

put down

if an aircraft puts down, or if someone puts it down, it lands

scramble

verb

if pilots scramble, they hurry to their planes and take off quickly so that they can attack an enemy

stack

verb

to make planes fly above or below other planes while waiting to land

stack up

to fly above or below other planes while waiting to land

take off

if an aircraft takes off, it leaves the ground and starts flying

talk down

to use a radio to explain to someone who is flying a plane how to land it

taxi

verb

if a plane taxies, it moves on its wheels on the ground

touch down

if an aircraft or space vehicle touches down, it lands

trim

verb

to change the position of the flaps on a plane so that it is balanced and under control

yaw

verb

if a plane yaws, it turns to the side without moving up or down and without doing a roll

co-pilot

verb

lose height

if a plane loses height, it moves down to a lower level in the sky, usually because of a problem

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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