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Lightoff to speak about an engine start

This would be best answered on English Language and Usage, but I see they already suggested to use Aviation. So this answer. Off has several meanings, including distance or suddenness and being out. ...
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Lightoff to speak about an engine start

It's one of those quirks of the English language. From the Cambridge dictionary - use of "off" to start a process: "To begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing ...
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Has there ever been a transfer of occupants from one aircraft to another while airborne?

{ Poorly sourced info FYI: } https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1024005 This bloke claims it has been done a couple times, "There have been a few aircraft to aircraft transfers done ...
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Has there ever been a transfer of occupants from one aircraft to another while airborne?

The Red Bull plane swap counts - jumping from one plane to another whilst in free-fall. One person was successful, the other plane went out of control and crashed. The FAA wasn't happy about it...
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Has there ever been a transfer of occupants from one aircraft to another while airborne?

X-1 pilots took off in the mothership B-29 and transferred to the rocket plane in the air. At 12,000 feet Yeager, with Ridley behind him, crawled through the hatch to the unpressurized bomb bay. The ...
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Has there ever been a transfer of occupants from one aircraft to another while airborne?

Of course there has! No air bridge involved, however. This picture shows one of several such performances made for movies or at airshows in the 1920s. The earliest I could find was done by Jim Hester ...
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Has there ever been a transfer of occupants from one aircraft to another while airborne?

What came to mind was a few military projects, although this list is not exhaustive. Unfortunately the "easy/safe to couple and decouple" was generally a problem. Also note that you not ...
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