English version

maiden flight/voyage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaiden flight/voyagemaiden flight/voyageTTFIRSTthe first journey that a plane or ship makes maiden
Examples from the Corpus
maiden flight/voyageRead in studio A rather unusual hot air balloon has completed its maiden voyage.The company said the first aircraft had experienced no problems during its 18-minute maiden flight.I missed the maiden flight at Kitty Hawk and managed to be absent when Alan Dershowitz invented the appeal process.As Dole and Kemp headed across the country, the team of surrogates was making its maiden voyage in California.The maiden flight of the A-12 had been scheduled for November 1991, with a view to the aircraft becoming operational in the mid-1990s.Fifty-two years before I met him, Lawrence Beesley had been a second-class passenger on the maiden voyage of the Titanic.With barely a week to go before the maiden flight, Paul's report made alarming reading.
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