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.

The Wright brothers inve

My First Travel Book
The Airport Book
The Boy and the Airplane
The Wright Brothers
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
Code Name Verity
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Seven Wonders Of The World
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning!
Five Trucks
Little Plane Learns to Write
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
GRINGOS AND FLAMINGOS  by Scott  NelsonAbyssinian Nomad by Maskarm HaileDown Under by Bill BrysonOne Day at a Time 2017 by Hollie Bell-SchinzingNotes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Best Traveling Vicariously II
88 books — 25 voters
Kelly by Clarence L. JohnsonTex Johnston by A.M. JohnstonX-15 Diary by Richard TregaskisForever Flying by R.A. Hoover747 by Joe Sutter
Flight Test & Test Pilots
17 books — 3 voters

Don't Close Your Eyes by Lynessa LayneComplicated Moonlight by Lynessa LayneWrong Place Wrong Time by David P. PerlmutterMad Love by Lynessa LayneNo Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Wrong Place Wrong Time
28 books — 25 voters
Parachuting Folklore by Michael HoranSnowdrops by A.D. MillerOperation Morning Light by Leo HeapsThe Bird by Oh Jung-heeCosmic Debris by Halvor Nordy
101 books — 2 voters

JOURNEY TO THE WEST by Biao  WangGRINGOS AND FLAMINGOS  by Scott  NelsonWild Swans by Jung ChangIn a Sunburned Country by Bill BrysonThe Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot
Memoirs I've Loved Too
243 books — 39 voters
Cars, Coffee, and a Badass Ninja Toilet by K.C. HiltonArt of the Le Mans Race Car by Stuart CodlingTexas by Jack KnoxBugspray by Christina EngelaAs You Do by Richard  Hammond
books about cars and airplanes
11 books — 6 voters

John Steinbeck
Old Tom giggled, "Fooled ya, huh, Ma? We aimed to fool ya, and we done it. Jus' stood there like a hammered sheep. Wisht Grampa'd been here to see. Looked like somebody'd beat ya between the eyes with a sledge. Grampa would a whacked 'imself so hard he'd a throwed his hip out–like he done when he seen Al take a shot at that grea' big airship the army got. Tommy, it come over one day, half a mile big, an' Al gets the thirty-thirty and blazes away at her. Grampa yells, 'Don't shoot no fledglin's, ...more
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

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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