heavier-than-air craft


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heavier-than-air craft

[′hev·ē·ər thən ′er ¦kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
Any aircraft weighing more than the air it displaces.
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She also has an extensive passage about the Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont without mentioning that it was he who performed the first flight of a manned, controlled, heavier-than-air craft before an official sanctioning body.
During this 100th anniversary celebration of the Wright Brothers' successful flight of a heavier-than-air craft on December 17, 1903, it is significant that we are participating in another milestone in aviation history," said Craig Arnold, senior vice president and group executive for Eaton's Fluid Power business.
They range from gliders to several of Hiller's own inventions, but the crowning glory is a full-scale replica of the Avitor, billed as the first powered, heavier-than-air craft to actually fly.