air·​crew | \ ˈer-ˌkrü How to pronounce aircrew (audio) \

Definition of aircrew

: the crew manning an airplane

Examples of aircrew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Station Houston Response Boat-Medium boat crew to search. Nick Powell, Houston Chronicle, "Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Kemah," 13 June 2020 The Siuslaw River boat crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Sector North Bend were dispatched. oregonlive, "Coast Guard rescues stroke victim on boat near Florence," 16 Mar. 2020 Tyson Steele was rescued by an aircrew with Alaska State Troopers on Thursday. NBC News, "Alaska man was stranded in subzero temperatures for more than 20 days," 11 Jan. 2020 These concerns have forced Pentagon officials to examine how to transport coronavirus patients without exposing the aircrew, since only a handful of aircraft are equipped to move such patients around. New York Times, "U.S. Army Halts Training Over Coronavirus but Then Changes Its Mind," 26 Mar. 2020 Usually, firefighting pilots have to fly with night vision goggles, which often degrades depth perception, and aircrews also need additional help from a dedicated guide helicopter. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vietnam Helo's New Robot Brain Will Help Fight a Different Kind of Enemy," 9 Mar. 2020 Thirty Tankers The Air Force has taken delivery of 30 tankers to start aircrew and logistics training even as Boeing continues to work on fixes. Anthony Capaccio,, "Air Force Warns Boeing’s New CEO That It’s Not Happy Either," 17 Jan. 2020 The five, two pilots and three enlisted aircrew, hailed from five different states — Arizona, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York and Illinois. Nate Schweber, ProPublica, "The Men Who Lost Their Lives When Their Tanker Went Down in a Doomed Military Training Flight," 30 Dec. 2019 The Battle of Britain claimed the lives of 544 Royal Air Force pilots and aircrew. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Last Battle of Britain fighter pilot ace dies at 101," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of aircrew

1918, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2020

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“Aircrew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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