1. old-fashioned To cause an aircraft to fly in the air. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "aloft." We've just finished restoring a vintage biplane from 1945. I can't wait to get out and take it aloft for the first time! French inventor Clément Ader claimed to have taken aloft the world's first fully self-propelled fixed-wing aircraft on October 9th, 1890.
2. old-fashioned To bring someone or something up into the air during flight. A noun or pronoun can be used between "take" and "aloft." They simulate zero gravity by taking passengers aloft to extreme heights and then plummeting back down toward the ground. We'll be taking aloft a huge cargo, so we're going to be flying very heavy.
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take something aloft
to take an aircraft into the air. The pilot took the plane aloft and tested it out. When will you take this aloft for a test flight?
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