An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller. Airplanes come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and wing configurations. The broad spectrum of uses for airplanes includes recreation, transportation of goods and people, military, and research. Commercial aviation is a massive industry involving the flying of tens of thousands of passengers daily on airliners. Most airplanes are flown by a pilot on board the aircraft, but some are designed to be remotely or computer-controlled.

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My First Travel Book
The Airport Book
The Boy and the Airplane
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
The Wright Brothers
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Seven Wonders Of The World
Code Name Verity
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning!
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
Five Trucks
In the Unlikely Event
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
Planes by Byron BartonThe Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont by Victoria GriffithI Love Planes! by Philemon SturgesThe Boy and the Airplane by Mark PettRosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Picture Books About Airplanes
68 books — 11 voters
Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. SeussDuck and Cover by Jackie UrbanovicCrazy Town Upside Down by Vanessa RouseI Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua PrinceBrick ABC by Brick Pals
22 books — 7 voters

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. ValenteWho Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony SnicketThe Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly ClearyLittle House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WilderThe Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
#MGCarousel - Books with Vehicles
19 books — 1 voter
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyLonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Five Star Fiction-In My Opinion
293 books — 13 voters

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinThe Aviator's Wife by Melanie BenjaminCircling the Sun by Paula McLainTransAtlantic by Colum McCannHer Last Flight by Beatriz Williams
Aviation Historical Fiction
28 books — 5 voters
Airport by Arthur HaileyMissing by Roy Conyers NesbitHerk by Joseph E. DabneyThunderstorms & .45's - 2018 Avia Version by Stacey CarrollThe Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Books with Airplanes on the Cover
17 books — 8 voters

Stewart O'Nan
He didn't like to fly--the noise and vibration gave him a headache--but, as with anything new, he was excited by the strangeness of it. The disjuncture intrigued him: stepping through a door in one place, sitting still for a few hours, then stepping out a thousand miles away. It seemed to him a very American mode of travel, even more so than the car, not simply going farther faster, but eliminating any temporal experience of the journey, skipping over whole sections of the country, the sole focu ...more
Stewart O'Nan, West of Sunset

Anne Carson
[Short Talk on the Sensation of Airplane Takeoff] Well you know I wonder, it could be love running toward my life with its arms up yelling let’s buy it what a bargain!
Anne Carson, Short Talks

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