One of the most common verbs in aviation is (not surprisingly) fly. Yet it is often used incorrectly. It is also very important to know WHY a particular tense is used.
This page provides example sentences of the verb "Fly" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as its use with conditional and modal forms.
Fly is an irregular verb, so you will just have to memorise the following.
Base Form fly / Past Simple flew / Past Participle flown / Gerund flying
I usually fly by Air Asia. (This means you fly as a passenger by Air Asia)
I now fly for Cathay Pacific. (This means that you work for Cathay Pacific in a flying role).
Present Simple Passive
Boeing 777 is flown by thousands of pilots. (This is testing a fact which is true)
I fly at 1825. (This is a fact on a timetable)
We are flying to Beijing next week. (This is a plan in the future).
Present Continuous Passive
A 737 is being flown to Manila. (This means that a flight is in progress now - it started in the past and is continuing to the present).
She has flown many times in her life. (This is talking about an experience).
Present Perfect Passive
An A320 has recently been flown to Shanghai. (This is talking about a result).
Present Perfect Continuous
We have been flying for more than eight hours. (This is emphasising an action which started in the past and is continuing to the present).
Brendan flew to Heathrow last week. (This means an action is complete in the past).
Past Simple Passive
A Cessna 172 was flown during his first solo. (This is an action complete in the past, but it does not focus on the agent who does the action - it focuses on the action).
He was flying to Chicago when he encountered turbulence. (This is an action at a specific moment in the past interrupted by something)
Past Continuous Passive
A small airplane was being flown to the airfield when a dog ran across the runway.
They had just flown to London when they decided to return home immediately.
Past Perfect Passive
The new jet had been flown many times by the test pilot before it was approved.
Past Perfect Continuous
They had been flying for four hours when they landed.
Jack will fly to the meeting.
Future (will) passive
A small jet will be flown to the meeting.
Future (going to)
He is going to fly to Houston next week.
Future (going to) passive
A 777 is going to be flown to Chicago.
This time next week we will be flying to Mexico.
They will have flown to Toronto by the end of the day.
She might fly to Rome.
If she flies to Rome, she will stay at the Cosmo.
If she flew to Rome, she would stay at the Cosmo.
Past Unreal Conditional
If she had flown to Rome, she would have stayed at the Cosmo.
Mark should fly to the meeting.
He must have flown to the meeting.