What is flight?

  • (noun): The act of escaping physically.
    Example: "His flight was an indication of his guilt"
    Synonyms: escape
    See also — Additional definitions below


Flight is the process by which an object moves, through an atmosphere (especially the air) or beyond it (as in the case of spaceflight), by generating aerodynamic lift, propulsive thrust, aerostatically using buoyancy, or by ballistic movement, without direct support from any surface.

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Some articles on flight:

Delta Air Lines - Incidents and Accidents - Hijackings
... Additional hijackings which resulted in no injuries and the flight landing in Cuba include March 28, 1984 (Delta 357 New Orleans-Dallas 727), August 18 ... The flight was allowed to return with passengers to the U.S ... an unemployed tire salesman from Pennsylvania, stormed aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 523, DC-9 flight at Baltimore Friendship Airport (now Baltimore/Washington International ...
USS Kearsarge (CV-33) - Service History - Project Mercury
... in the Western Range as a recovery ship in the Project Mercury orbital space flight of astronaut Walter Schirra after splashdown ... On 3 October, after a flawless flight, the carrier played her role in the Space Age by retrieving Schirra and his space capsule, Sigma 7, and returning him to Honolulu for flight back to the States ...
X-15 Flight 3-65-97
... X-15 Flight 3-65-97, also known as X-15 Flight 191, was a test flight of the North American X-15 experimental aircraft ...
X-15 Flight 3-65-97 - Investigation
... The weekend after the accident, an unofficial FRC (NASA Dryden Flight Research Center) search party found the camera, but could not find the film cartridge ... The electrical disturbance early in the flight degraded the overall effectiveness of the aircraft's control system and further added to pilot workload ... indicator in the control room, visible to the flight controller and medically screen X-15 pilot candidates for labyrinth (vertigo) sensitivity ...
Delta Air Lines - Incidents and Accidents
... Delta Air Lines Reported Incidents Flight Date Aircraft Location Description Casualties Fatal Serious Minor Uninjured Ground N/A April 22, 1947 DC-3 Columbus, Georgia A Vultee BT-13 ... The flight which originated from Dallas Love Field was on approach to Shreveport, Louisiana ... The improper use of flight and power controls by both instructor and the Captain-trainee during a simulated two-engine out landing approach, resulted in the loss of ...

More definitions of "flight":

  • (noun): The path followed by an object moving through space.
    Synonyms: trajectory
  • (verb): Shoot a bird in flight.
  • (noun): Passing above and beyond ordinary bounds.
    Example: "A flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
  • (verb): Fly in a flock.
    Example: "Flighting wild geese"
  • (noun): A scheduled trip by plane between designated airports.
    Example: "I took the noon flight to Chicago"
  • (verb): Decorate with feathers.
    Synonyms: fledge
  • (noun): An instance of traveling by air.
    Synonyms: flying
  • (noun): A flock of flying birds.
  • (noun): An air force unit smaller than a squadron.
  • (noun): A formation of aircraft in flight.

Famous quotes containing the word flight:

    One man’s observation is another man’s closed book or flight of fancy.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    AIDS was ... an illness in stages, a very long flight of steps that led assuredly to death, but whose every step represented a unique apprenticeship. It was a disease that gave death time to live and its victims time to die, time to discover time, and in the end to discover life.
    Hervé Guibert (1955–1991)