in flight or at flight

Paradisaea

New Member
Hungarian
Hello,

when describing a flying bird, which is better to say: a bird at flight, or a bird in flight? Is there any difference in meaning or usage?

Thank you!
 
  • Merrit

    Senior Member
    English
    'A bird in flight' is a normal way of saying it.

    I doubt that I've ever heard anyone say 'a bird at flight'.

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    ribran

    Senior Member
    English - American
    "On the ground prior to gate departure and after landing, cell phones and PDAs may be used. In flight (above 10,000 feet), computers, music and DVD players, calculators, electronic games, and PDAs with an "airplane mode" (which can disable the wireless function) may be used." - http://magazine.continental.com/201011-co-notebook

    Flight attendants say something like this at the beginning of every flight, and it's always in, not at, that is used.
     
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