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see aerodynamicsaerodynamics,
study of gases in motion. As the principal application of aerodynamics is the design of aircraft, air is the gas with which the science is most concerned. Although aerodynamics is primarily concerned with flight, its principles are also used in designing automobile
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; airplaneairplane,
 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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operation of heavier-than-air aircraft and related activities. Aviation can be conveniently divided into military aviation, air transport, and general aviation.
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aeronautics

[‚e·rə′nȯd·iks]
(fluid mechanics)
The science that deals with flight through the air.

aeronautics

The science of aerial locomotion and the production apparatus of flight, both piloted and unpiloted, or the study of travel through the earth's atmosphere. The science of aeronautics essentially studies design, construction, and operation of aircraft within the earth's atmosphere. For studies involving travel in space, there is a separate branch called astronautics.

aeronautics

the study or practice of all aspects of flight through the air
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Fernandez also represented three Cubans arrested for air piracy in 1996.
The 34-year-old architect was found guilty of air piracy in July 2003 after he commandeered a Cuban Airlines aircraft with 31 people on board, ten of which were Cubans who chose to remain in the US.
He tried and won federal cases ranging from air piracy and narcotics to governmental fraud and environmental crimes.
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30 /PRNewswire/ -- An information was filed today in federal court charging a New Hampshire man with imparting false information concerning an alleged attempt to commit air piracy.
A 34-year-old Cuban man has been convicted of air piracy after hijacking a Cuban Airlines flight earlier this year.
A Cuban pilot and flight attendant have testified in a Florida court in the trial of a man accused of air piracy.
A Cuban pilot of a hijacked Cubana Airlines aircraft has testified in a Florida court in the trial of a man accused of air piracy.
A Cuban man detained for allegedly attempting to hijack a Cubana Airlines flight with fake hand grenades has reportedly pleaded not guilty to air piracy charges.
US District Judge James Lawrence King refused to overturn a magistrate's ruling setting USD100,000 bond for each of the men facing possible sentences of 20 years to life in prison on an air piracy indictment.
The man - who faced a maximum sentence of life imprisonment - pleaded guilty to federal air piracy and kidnapping.
Booth had originally faced the more serious charges of air piracy and hijacking, but agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge.