airway distance


Definition of airway distance

: the distance by air between two points over a course chosen with due regard to airway aids and regulations, available equipment, and known hazards

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First Known Use of airway distance

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airway distance was in 1922

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“Airway distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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