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Aviator
A person practising flight by a medium heavier than air.
Back
A change of wind in a counter-clockwise direction (i.e. from E to N)
Backs
The wind "backs" when its directions is anti-clockwise.
Backwash
The disturbed air in the wake of an aeroplane in flight
Ballast
Sand or water for weighting down a balloon.
Ballonet
An air chamber inside of any balloon, having connection with the outside air.
Balloon
Any type of air vessel "lighter than air" may be made of silk, cotton, rubberized fabric, etc.
Balloon bed
A mooring place on the ground for a captive balloon.
Balloon cloth
The cloth, usually cotton, of which balloon fabrics are generally made.
Balloon, To
The upward glide of an aeroplane near the ground caused by the pilot descending too fast and pulling the control lever back too much or too quickly
 
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