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airplane

(Encyclopedia)CE5 A. Side view of jet-propelled airplane B. Top view airplane, aeroplane, or aircraft, heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight thro...

Voyager, airplane

(Encyclopedia)Voyager, the first airplane to circumnavigate the earth nonstop on a single load of fuel. Designed by Burt Rutan and flown by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, Voyager took off from California on Dec. 14, ...

Boeing, William Edward

(Encyclopedia)Boeing, William Edward, 1881–1956, American aviation pioneer and executive, b. Detroit. After attending Yale's Sheffield Scientific School (1899–1902), he moved (1903) to Gray's Harbor, Wash., whe...

monoplane

(Encyclopedia)monoplane: see airplane.

empennage

(Encyclopedia)empennage: see airplane.

fuselage

(Encyclopedia)fuselage: see airplane.

spoiler

(Encyclopedia)spoiler: see airplane.

SST

(Encyclopedia)SST: see airplane.

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