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Borrowing from French aviation, from Latin avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).
French from Latin avis bird awi- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The subject of aviation is admittedly one of extreme difficulty.
Henson's flying machine, designed in 1843, was the earliest attempt at aviation on a great scale.
He is an aviation author and historian with a special interest in aircraft armament.
His career in naval aviation was far from ordinary.
While the feat marked a milestone in aviation history, the true benefit was that the aerodynamics lab on the first floor was able to test and observe how the wings functioned during flight.
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