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aeronaut

[′e·rō‚nȯt]
(aerospace engineering)
A person who operates or travels in an airship or balloon.

aeronaut

aeronaut
Three separate instruments record, on the revolving drum, temperature, pressure, and humidity at the various altitudes, while a fourth (at bottom) marks time interval on the edge of the sheet.
The pilot of an aerostat, especially of a balloon. Also called a balloonist.
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All that is now left to testify to the courage and enterprise of all those British aeronauts, and to the many balloons and airships that were constructed and flown (apart from the memorial to the victims of the R.
The Aeronauts have a training plane with dual controls and several "trainers" willing to work with newcomers, said club president Patrick Willis.
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The aeronauts, Turot and Barbotte, will take the airship to Salonica, hoping that delivery will not be refused owing to the change of government in Turkey.
Some xenotopic species (Thaler 1988) are widely distributed in the mountains and reach the highest summits as aeronauts.
Overall, Crouch follows a more or less linear storyline from the earliest aeronauts down to the intricate aerospace world of the post-9/11 era, but he employs numerous flashbacks to pick up a new concept and carry it forward.
Tract on balloons In the 18th century hot air balloons were very popular, and the French aeronauts became the centre of the world's attention.
It's not "Picard" as in Jean Luc Picard, the bald and proud captain from Star Trek the Next Generation, but "Piccard" spelled with two C'S, named after two pioneering Swiss aeronauts.
4) However, these were not balloon "flights" where aeronauts tried to travel across country.
It's not that we expect them to become astronauts or aeronauts, but to show them and get them motivated about science and show them how cool it can be,'' he said.
I arrived too late to see festival openers We Aeronauts, but did make it for another hotly-tipped newcomer, 18-year-old folk-glam songstress Beth Jeans Houghton, who played a riveting set which bode well for what was to come.
Tom Cruise (top) plays the hotshot young pilot Maverick, who is sent to the elite training ground for aeronauts.