flyable

adjective
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 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, "Rocket Report: Another no-go for MOMO rocket, SpaceX invests in McGregor," 19 June 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, "The US military is getting serious about nuclear thermal propulsion," 15 June 2020 Some of the flyable planes had a fair market value exceeding $3 million. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Collings Foundation, owner of B-17 that crashed at Bradley Airport, has fleet of 30 ‘flyable’ vintage planes," 3 Oct. 2019 Recently, DCS World came out with a flyable F-14A/B Tomcat, the same aircraft that appears in the film. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "You Have to Watch This Stunning Recreation of 'Top Gun' in a Flight Simulator," 11 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of flyable

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Flyable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyable. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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