fly·​able | \ ˈflī-ə-bəl How to pronounce flyable (audio) \

Definition of flyable

: suitable for flying or for being flown

Examples of flyable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By 2009, none of those obsolete jets were reportedly in flyable condition. Paul Iddon, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Once restoration is complete, BuNo 145310 will be the only flyable F-4 Phantom aircraft in private hands anywhere in the world. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2020 This 1959 McDonnell Douglas F4H-1F Phantom is the only flyable plane of its kind outside of military service. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2020 The Phantom is the only plane of its kind that is flyable in the civilian world. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Nov. 2020 Not all of the fleet of Mercury planes are likely in flyable condition. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2020 The strict certificate-of-airworthiness conditions even lay down that the aircraft shall be flyable manually, if all electric and electronic signaling aids break down together. J. A. Maxtone Graham, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2020 Last month, through a presolicitation, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced its intent to have a flyable nuclear thermal propulsion system ready for a demonstration in 2025. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 19 June 2020 The fighters, built during the Eisenhower Administration, are reportedly flyable. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of flyable

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Flyable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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