fly·​able ˈflī-ə-bəl How to pronounce flyable (audio)
: suitable for flying or for being flown

Examples of flyable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the weather is flyable, the sky over Avdiivka practically hums with hundreds of drones. David Axe, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 These Hürjet AJTs will be supplemented by three prototype aircraft, two of which are currently flyable. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2023 But the Phantom was flyable right out of the box for most people. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Dec. 2018 Maintain a higher number of flyable A-10 jets. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 23 July 2021 In addition, fewer than half of Poland's planes may be flyable, according to retired Gen. Joseph Ralston, the former commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 16 Mar. 2022 When set against the asking prices for flyable Sea Furies in stock configuration - one just sold for $1.4 million - the list price for Furias looks appealing. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Russian officials believe Soyuz MS-22 is still flyable in an emergency. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 11 Jan. 2023 The ‘reasonable’ price reflects the fact that Furias is non-flyable after suffering damage in a landing accident after qualifying at the Reno National Championship Air Races in 2012. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flyable was circa 1909

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“Flyable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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