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 The aircrew landed the chopper and attended to the woman, helping to control her bleeding from a head wound – even working through the border fence. Greg Norman, Fox News, 3 June 2021 The aircrew from the 210th Rescue Squadron, as well as pararescue personnel from the 212th Rescue Squadron, left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in an HH-60 Pave Hawk at 1:03 a.m. Saturday. Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2021 Top Gun fliers and the Blue Angels still insist on black as part of their uniform, but brown boots are more popular among typical aircrew. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, 18 Apr. 2021 Navy pilots and aircrew are in constant debate over boot color—black or brown. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, 18 Apr. 2021 The aircrew hoisted the man to safety about 45 minutes after responders first arrived. oregonlive, 6 Mar. 2021 As part of the same learning process, and well before any survival-specific environmental training takes place, military aircrew like Dale Zelko are trained in how to deal with aircraft emergencies. John Hudson, Wired, 11 Jan. 2021 How to handle aircrew is a tricky balancing act for government officials. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2020 Up to 3,000 aircrew pass through Sydney each week, local officials say. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of aircrew

1918, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2021

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“Aircrew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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