noun (used with a singular verb)
- aeronautical engineering,
Origin of aeronautics
Examples from the Web for aeronautics
They offered free flight instruction and other courses in aeronautics to all comers.Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots|Marc Wortman|January 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We also happen to have a wonderful commentator, Clive Irving, who is obsessed with aeronautics.
Ned's father had been a consulting engineer with a fondness for aeronautics.The Air Ship Boys|H.L. Sayler
The pioneers of aeronautics could not afford to lose friends; they had none too many.
Thenceforward he took every possible opportunity to improve his knowledge of aeronautics.
The success of these balloon ascensions sent a wave of enthusiastic interest in aeronautics all over France.Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space|Henry Smith Williams
The book is completely up to date, including among other subjects a section on Aeronautics.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
1824, from aeronautic (1784), from French aéronautique, from aéro- (see aero-) + nautique "of ships," from Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos (see nautical). Originally of balloons. Also see -ics. Aeronaut "balloonist" is from 1784.