flyworthy

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From fly +‎ -worthy.

AdjectiveEdit

flyworthy (comparative more flyworthy, superlative most flyworthy)

  1. Capable of flight; airworthy
    • 1985, Janusz Piekalkiewicz, The Air War, 1939-1945:
      [] formations were so decimated that, apart from the special air units stationed at Stalino and Makeyevka, the Germans stopped referring to their aircraft as part of a group or squadron, and classified them only as flyworthy or unflyworthy.
    • 2010, Raj K. Mehta, Lost Victory:
      With two aircraft riddled with hits and no longer flyworthy, the balance four flights were called off.
    • 2013, Nicholas Frankcom, Missing Louise:
      Although seemingly complete, even to the non-aviator the craft was blatantly not fly-worthy as parts of the fuselage carried gaping holes.

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