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airborne

(of aircraft) flying; in the air

airborne

[′er‚bȯrn]
(aerospace engineering)
Of equipment and material, carried or transported by aircraft.
(ordnance)
Of a force or organization, transported, or designed to be transported, by aircraft.
Of an action or operation, carried out with transport aircraft.

airborne

i. The state of an aircraft from the moment it becomes entirely sustained by air (i.e., it has gained flying speed) until it ceases to be so sustained (i.e., either landed or crashed). In the case of lighter-than-air aircraft, they are not said to be airborne as long as they are attached to the ground except in the case of balloons, which though moored are airborne when sent aloft.
ii. Specially trained forces capable of carrying out operations after either touching down or parachuting. Hence, they are called airborne forces.
iii. Items of equipment especially designed for use by airborne forces during or after an airborne assault.
iv. Materiel designed to be transported by aircraft. This does not include items of equipment and weapons installed in the aircraft or that form an integral part of the aircraft.
v. Personnel and equipment transported by air.
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He also lived in Bootle and was a member of the First Airbourne Division.
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He also served as adjunct faculty for a community college and a contributing editor to Airbourne Magazine.
The opening airbourne sequence is a good way to start and in attempt to open up Dave's non-confrontational character, Dr Rydell forces him to stop his car in the middle of New York's rush hour and sing `I'm So Pretty' at his fellow commuters.
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Fixed wing aircraft are also capable of being airbourne for longer periods compared with helicopters which means they have an increased range and will potentially be airborne already when assistance is required.