test fly

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Verb1.test fly - test a plane
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
aviate, pilot, fly - operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"
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We have to test fly the airplane at quiet times, when no one is around, as it has to be safe when we fly over big cities, including the busiest one in the world," said Borschberg.
Squadron Leader Day flew from RAF Coningsby, home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, to test fly the aircraft and, if all was well, he would sign for it and rejoin the Memorial Flight.
While people cannot test fly the plane like they test drive a car, starting May 1[sup.
The test fly technically supported by Geneva International Center For Humanitarian Demining (GICHD was carried out on May 9th 2013 in an official ceremony.
Bifenthrin also provided greater than 80% test fly mortality through 22 weeks, then decreased suddenly on week 26, similar to results obtained with permethrin.
The crash occurred during a test fly, injuring the two pilots and three technicians.
The Army does not plan to test fly the XM157 until 2011 under the official FCS timeline.
The American company has racked up orders for 900 787s and had planned to test fly the new jet in November in order to start deliveries to airlines next year.
Hodgson is desperate to make the transformation from international misfit to Lions Test fly half with his second assured performance of the tour at the House of Pain, Dunedin.
Most of the passengers were top Ukrainian and Russian aerospace officials who were travelling to test fly an Iranian-built copy of the plane.
A month ago, Brand and Alder had a scare when the two went to test fly the plane that Brand bought three months ago from another friend.

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