aircraft observer


Definition of aircraft observer

: a person holding a rating in the U.S. Air Force for any aircrew position except that of pilot

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First Known Use of aircraft observer

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Aircraft observer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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