Kinds of Aircraft
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A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings from which the aircraft derives most of its lift.
A power-driven aircraft kept buoyant by a body of gas (usually helium) which is lighter than air.
Robotic aircraft, used extensively by the military.
A type of aircraft deriving both lift and propulsion from one or two sets of horizontally revolving rotors.
A vehicle, missile, or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust from within a rocket engine.
An aircraft with floats or skis instead of wheels, designed to land on and take off from water.
A rocket-launched spacecraft able to land like an unpowered aircraft, used for journeys between earth and craft orbiting the earth.
Hot Air Balloon
A large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, with a basket for passengers hanging from it.
A glider designed for sustained flight.
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