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

Definition of flyable

: suitable for flying or for being flown

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The museum has 59 flyable and static planes inside four (air-conditioned!) hangars. Stepfanie Romine, USA TODAY, "7 reasons why the summer season is the best time to visit Palm Springs," 4 June 2019 The base was able to fly out approximately two thirds of the 55 F-22 Raptor fighter jets stationed there, but 17 were down for repairs and could not be made flyable. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Hurricane-Battered F-22s Are Now Flying Out of Michael's Aftermath," 6 Nov. 2018 For example, as of April, only 87 of the Mariner Corps' fleet of 276 Hornets were in flyable condition. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Blue Angels Are Getting a Super Upgrade," 28 July 2016 The plane’s existence was revealed in 2011, when images of a flyable prototype were leaked during a visit by then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Is Already Planning Its Next-Generation Fighter Jet," 15 Mar. 2018 If the majority of older F-35s are not in flyable condition, does its matter if the planes were delivered early in the first place? Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Barely Half of the F-35 Fleet Is Flight-Ready," 5 Mar. 2018 As such, the company built Vision to be flyable solo. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Up in the air in the Cirrus Vision, the single-engine "personal jet."," 18 May 2017 However, as Cirrus would tell you, that's much cheaper than similar private jets — and the Vision Jet is flyable by a single pilot. Alex Fitzpatrick, Fortune, "The Cirrus Vision Is Your Own Personal Jet," 23 June 2017 But there was still one flyable C-130A (the initial production version). Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Hercules Is More Than a Name," 21 Apr. 2017

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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