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autopilot (OED has 1935)
GERMAN DEVICE DOES AWAY WITH PILOT FOR PLANE Chicago Daily Tribune
(1872-1963); Nov 18, 1934; pg. 2
"BERLIN, Nov. 17. -- The "autopilot," a new self-flying apparatus for
airplanes said to be in advance of anything of the kind yet produced,
has been demonstrated to German newspapermen by Siemens experts here."
aviatress (OED has 1911 under "aviator")
New York | Syracuse | The Post Standard | 1910-06-30 p. 4 col 2.
"We shall see the aeroplane dive from aloft and the aviator or aviatress
in brilliant tights catch a descending handkerchief in his or her teeth
as he or she hangs by his or her legs.
aviatrix (OED has 1927 under "aviator")
[headline] "Aviatrix Ascends Nearly 1000 Feet" Ohio | Sandusky | The
Sandusky Register | 1911-09-09 p 1 col 5
barnstorm (OED has 1928 for aviation sense)
BERTAUD, CO-PILOT OF OLD GLORY, HAD GLIDER AT AGE 12 Connecticut |
Bridgeport | The Bridgeport Telegram | 1927-09-07 p 2 col 1.
"Bertaud did the usual barnstorming, skywriting and stunt exhibitions
until the war broke when he became a civilian instructor at Ashburn
belly landing (OED has 1939 under "belly")
Motor Balks Post in 3d Stratosphere Flight; Lands in Indiana on Dash
>From California. By The Associated Press.
New York Times; Apr 15, 1935; pg. 1 col 4.
"Wiley Post's third attempt to crack the transcontinental airplane speed
record by way of the stratosphere ended here late today when, plagued by
supercharger trouble, he brought the Winnie Mae down to a "belly
landing" on the Purdue University airport."
belly tank (OED has 1940 under "belly")
GIANT PLANE BUILT SECRETLY BY NAVY
New York Times; Nov 23, 1927; pg. 10 col 2.
"With the wing tanks and the belly tanks under the fuselage the plane
probably will carry about 1,300 gallons, more than Commander Byrd's huge
plane carried on its flight to France. A dump valve is fastened under
the belly tanks so that they may be emptied quickly."
cockpit (OED has 1914 for aviation sense)
NEW PLAN TO START WELLMAN AIRSHIP New York Times (1857-Current file);
Sep 20, 1910; pg. 5 col 2.
"The cockpit is six feet by six feet and three feet three inches deep."
control stick (OED has 1933)
"Fliers Blamed for Most Training Accidents" New York Times Magazine; Apr
28, 1918; pg. 12 col 3.
"The aviator has a brief time in his training when he suffers from that
same difficulty and at important moments is prone to give the wrong
pressure on his control stick or elevator."
control surface (OED has 1917)
HAMILTON FLIES TO-MORROW 7 A.M
Prepared for THE TIMES by Willis Moore New York Times; Jun 10, 1910; pg.
1 [cite on p 2 col 1]
"The rear control surfaces and the rudder surfaces also have been
revamped and renewed."
drop tank (OED has 1946)
FIGHTER PILOTS' DREAM: 58 DAYS, 123 JAPS IN BAG by CLAY GOWRAN
Chicago Daily Tribune; Jun 4, 1944; pg. 10 col 5.
"In addition, it was not able to get sufficient belly gasoline drop
tanks to permit long range operations."
escort fighter (OED has 1946)
GRAZ STILL TENSE AS TROOPS REMAIN
By G. E. R. GEDYE New York Times; Mar 1, 1938; pg. 4 col 2
"Swastika banners have been removed from houses and pennons from
automobiles, but this occurred after the arrival on the outskirts of
Graz Saturday and last night of the first Landjaeger battalions from
Vienna, a motorized formation from Lower Austria with armored cards and
three bombers with escort fighters from Wiener Neustadt, which cruised
menacingly above the city during the afternoon."
flyeress (not in OED)
[headline] FLYERESS IN TOWN AT LAST. Los Angeles Times (1886-Current
File); Jan 11, 1912; pg. III2 col 2
supercharger (OED has 1921)
"New Airplane Speed Record" Illinois | Decatur | Decatur Review |
1919-08-03 p 1 col 2.
"It was equipped with a 12-cylinder Liberty motor and a supercharger."
and non-aviation terms . . .
control freak (OED has 1977)
Monte's Turn for the Big Time?
By ALJEAN HARMETZ
New York Times; May 16, 1971; pg. D11 [cite from D16, col 6]
"James Taylor has described Hellman as a "control freak"."
pole position (OED has 1953 under "pole" for auto racing sense. The
term can be found in horse racing and bicycle racing contexts earlier.)
TROTTING JUDGES THREATENED.
New York Times (1857-Current file); Sep 7, 1888; pg. 3 col 2.
"In the final heat Richardson took another short run around the first
turn, but held his pole position, leading all the way around to the
stretch, where he made a wild break for over 100 yards."
CROWDS CHEER "AUTO" RACERS. Chicago Daily Tribune; Oct 1, 1904; pg. 5
"The two were well matched and sped around the track in a single dust
cloud, with Fisher's front wheels lapping the rear ones of Kuleck's car,
the former making frantic efforts to gain the coveted pole position from
the Detroit chauffeur as each turn was made."
zero hour (OED has 1917)
TELL OF BRITISH ERRORS AT LOOS New York Times; Nov 9, 1915; pg. 2 col 3.
" "At 5:05 A.M. Sept. 24 a message came to the dugout that the 'zero'
hour, that is, the time the gas was to be started, would be at 5:50
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