air·​crew ˈer-ˌkrü How to pronounce aircrew (audio)
: the crew manning an airplane

Examples of aircrew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aircrew was able to locate the two people and their dog because their sailboat instantly sent out a digital selective calling (DSC) alert, which notified the Coast Guard of their position, according to said Lt. j.g. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 An aircrew located the man — a 64-year-old Bahamian national — on the island and dropped supplies including food, water and a radio to establish communication. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 21 Aug. 2023 But the Mexican navy contradicted that statement, saying that after an aircrew spotted a capsized boat Tuesday night that resembled Lawson’s, surface vessels had been unable to find it in foul weather. Gabriela Martinez, Washington Post, 28 July 2023 An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was deployed Sunday and was able to spot the two men who were waving their arms from the water about four miles off the coast of Jekyll Island, the Coast Guard said in a press release. Victoria Arancio, ABC News, 23 July 2023 Following this, The Princess will have the opportunity to fly a Wildcat MK2 in a simulator which allows aircrew to practice flying over land or on to ships. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 Rescue crews searched for them by boat and aircraft, with an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, a HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew and several vessels involved in the search, the Coast Guard said. Jennifer Henderson, CNN, 14 Aug. 2023 The three planes were collectively associated with 23 aircrew listed as missing in action. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Dec. 2022 A matter of safety The Department of Transportation said the rules were created to ensure the safety and health of passengers and aircrews. Amanda Morris, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aircrew was in 1918

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“Aircrew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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