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Those assigned to helicopters arrived at an air force base. Times, Sunday Times (2010) The air force has been without fighters since. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the air force most fighter pilots stayed with the government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He specialised in aeronautical engineering but failed to get his dream job as a fighter pilot in the air force. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After joining the air force, he was selected for fast jet training. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The figure includes money to boost bonuses for air force drone pilots, to encourage them to stay. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I went off and joined the air force. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Government forces last night blocked all but one route to the airport, which is also a base for the air force. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In this surprisingly touching film, we follow the rescue operation and hear from the air force veterans responsible for sinking the sub. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The air force has sent fighter pilots for training in the US. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I loved the air force and flying fighters, it was the best thing you could do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Hawk is currently producing highly trained pilots for 21 air forces around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The air force pilot said: 'Our home in space was comfortable and pleasant. The Sun (2012)They would be the only women from the Western allies to wear full air force pilots' uniforms in the entire war. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)The German air force commanders, pilots and crews were in no doubt about the outcome of the battle ahead of them. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Hmm, you could use its controls to remotely pilot a US air force spy drone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'air force'
British English: air force /ɛə fɔːs/ NOUN
An air force is the part of a country's military organization that is concerned with fighting in the air.
...the United States Air Force.
- American English: Air Force
- Arabic: سِلاح الطَيَرَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: Força Aérea
- Chinese: 空军
- Croatian: zrakoplovstvo
- Czech: vojenské letectvo
- Danish: luftvåben
- Dutch: luchtmacht
- European Spanish: ejército del aire
- Finnish: ilmavoimat
- French: armée de l’air
- German: Luftwaffe
- Greek: Αεροπορία
- Italian: aeronautica militare
- Japanese: 空軍
- Korean: 공군
- Norwegian: flyvåpen
- Polish: Siły Powietrzne
- European Portuguese: Força Aérea
- Romanian: aviație militară
- Russian: военно-воздушные силы
- Spanish: fuerza aérea
- Swedish: Flygvapen
- Thai: กองทัพอากาศ
- Turkish: Hava Kuvvetleri
- Ukrainian: військово-повітряні сили
- Vietnamese: Lực lượng Không quân
British English: air force NOUN
An air force is a military force that uses aeroplanes.
He was a pilot in the air force.
Definition of air force from the Collins English Dictionary
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