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- Competent and familiar with aircraft or air travel.
1927, Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE journal, volume 19:
- The Public Should Become Airwise. The whole question of accidents is a very tragic and deeply interesting one. The public does not understand it.
1979, Temple Fielding, Fielding's Europe, 1979:
- GENERAL LORE FOR THE AIRWISE. Here's a quick roundup of facts and suggestions for all airborne trippers, regardless of the type of aircraft they happen to fly...
1999, Howard Mansfield, Skylark: the life, lies, and inventions of Harry Atwood:
- ...a craft that will astonish even the most airwise of all aeronautical engineers.