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Aeronautics   /ˌɛrənˈɔtɪks/   Listen

The theory and practice of navigation through air or space.  Synonym: astronautics.

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"Aeronautics" Quotes from Famous Books

... make acknowledgment of many courtesies in the way of valuable advice, information, etc., extended by Mr. Octave Chanute, C. E., Mr. E. L. Jones, Editor of Aeronautics, and the publishers of, the New England Automobile Journal ...
— Flying Machines - Construction and Operation • W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

... air or liquid fire." This was written in the thirteenth century, and it is scarcely edifying to find four hundred years after this the Jesuit Father Lana, who contrived to make his name live in history as a theoriser in aeronautics, arrogating to himself the bold conception of the English Friar, with certain unfortunate differences, however, which in fairness we must here clearly point out. Lana proclaimed his speculations standing on a giant's ...
— The Dominion of the Air • J. M. Bacon

... instead of dismissing him as a snappish airman continually at variance with the builder, took his inventions seriously and strove to meet his requirements. When M. Bechereau, after long delays, was at last decorated for his eminent services, the Secretary of Aeronautics, M. Daniel Vincent, came to the works and was going to place the medal and red ribbon on the engineer's breast, when he saw Guynemer standing near. He graciously handed the medal over to the ...
— Georges Guynemer - Knight of the Air • Henry Bordeaux

Words linked to "Aeronautics" :   semirigid, nonrigid, avionics, natural philosophy, aeronautical, physics, rigid, aeronautic, dynamic balance, load factor, astrogate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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