The Air Transportation ClipArt gallery offers 127 illustrations of airplanes, balloons, parachutes, blimps, and other forms of air transportation.

An aerial; a balloonist.

Aeronaut

An aerial; a balloonist.

Wright biplane

Aeroplane

Wright biplane

Wright's biplane

Aeroplane

Wright's biplane

An illustration of the plane's centers of gravity, lift drift and thrust to effectively glide the plane when the engine stalls.

Centre of Gravity Lift Drift Thrust of Aeroplane

An illustration of the plane's centers of gravity, lift drift and thrust to effectively glide the plane…

A dihedral board on an aeroplane, or airplane, for stability. The boards are raised on short legs over the ribs with a spirit level on top of the board. Dihedral boards are used as a last result due to inaccuracy in stability.

Dihedral Board Aeroplane

A dihedral board on an aeroplane, or airplane, for stability. The boards are raised on short legs over…

A Dunne aeroplane, or airplane, design. the V shape plane stabilizes by having a V shaped depression in the middle and wing tips. This design is impractical due to the materials must be strengthen, creating more weight.

Dunne Aeroplane

A Dunne aeroplane, or airplane, design. the V shape plane stabilizes by having a V shaped depression…

This is an early design of a future airplane, the landing apparatus features two sets of wheels.

Early Design Aeroplane

This is an early design of a future airplane, the landing apparatus features two sets of wheels.

An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

Fixed Wing Aeroplane

An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due…

A fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes which can also take-off and land on airfields are a small subclass called Amphibian aircraft.

Hydro Aeroplane

A fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes which can also…

An airship or dirigible is an aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air using rudders and propellers or other thrust. Unlike other aerodynamic aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, which produce lift by moving a wing through the air, aerostatics aircraft, such as airships and hot air balloons, stay aloft by filling a large cavity, such as a balloon, with a lifting gas.

Cable Air Ship

An airship or dirigible is an aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air using rudders…

An illustration of an airplane model with an automatic rudder. "a a, Elastic [airplane]; b b, Automatic rudder; c c, Aerial screw [centered] at f; d, Frame supporting [airplane] rudder and screw; e, India-rubber, in a state of torsion, attached to hook or crank at f. By holding the [airplane] ( a) and turning the screw (c c) the necessary power is obtained by torsion." -Britannica, 1910

Airplane Model with Automatic Rudder

An illustration of an airplane model with an automatic rudder. "a a, Elastic [airplane]; b b, Automatic…

"As the bottom of the surface meets the air, it compresses it and accelerates it downwards. As a result of this definite action there is an equal and opposite reaction upwards." —Barber, 1917

Aerodynamic of Airplane Wing

"As the bottom of the surface meets the air, it compresses it and accelerates it downwards. As a result…

Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines or propellers.

Early Airplane

Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines…

An aircraft capable of flight using forward motion that generates lift as the wing moves through the air.

Larger Scale Airplane

An aircraft capable of flight using forward motion that generates lift as the wing moves through the…

Two biplanes flying through the clouds.

Airplanes

Two biplanes flying through the clouds.

An airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo.

Aerodrome Airport

An airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo.

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

Airport, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

Airport, Color

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

Airport, Color

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

Airport, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

Airport, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that an airport is located nearby.

Santos Dumont's Airship rounding the Eiffel Tower.

Airship

Santos Dumont's Airship rounding the Eiffel Tower.

A self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight.

Early Airship

A self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight.

A diagram illustrating the airplane's angle of incidence at axis A, direction of motion and thrust.

Plane Angle of Incidence

A diagram illustrating the airplane's angle of incidence at axis A, direction of motion and thrust.

The diagram illustrating the plane's angle of incidence pointing down at the motion axis. The plan will exert momentum and thrust force from angle of incidence.

Plane Pointing Down Angle of Incidence

The diagram illustrating the plane's angle of incidence pointing down at the motion axis. The plan will…

This illustration shows an Anzani Radial Motor with stationary cylinders and its many parts: Exhaust Valve, Valve Tappet, Air-Cooled Cylinders, Magneto, Carburetor, Gasoline Supply Pipe, Induction Tube, Intake Valve.

Anzani Radial Motor, with Stationary Cylinders

This illustration shows an Anzani Radial Motor with stationary cylinders and its many parts: Exhaust…

The balloon was designed for navigation of the air.

Balloon

The balloon was designed for navigation of the air.

A hot air balloon used for transportation.

Balloon

A hot air balloon used for transportation.

The car in which the aeronauts sit is usually made of wicker-work of whalebone. It is sustained by cords attached to a network covering the entire upper half of the balloon.

Balloon with Car and Parachute

The car in which the aeronauts sit is usually made of wicker-work of whalebone. It is sustained by cords…

A hot-air balloon invented by Charles Green, used to travel from London to Weilburg, Germany.

Vauxhall Balloon

A hot-air balloon invented by Charles Green, used to travel from London to Weilburg, Germany.

The Wright biplane.

Biplane

The Wright biplane.

An illustration of Chanute's biplane gliding machine.

Biplane Gliding Machine

An illustration of Chanute's biplane gliding machine.

A biplane labeled with its principal parts.

Biplane Parts

A biplane labeled with its principal parts.

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal cords from the hoop C; D, the wings moved by rack-work E; F, a parachute or umbrella to break the force of descent if the balloon should burst; G, A tube communicating with the inside of the balloon.

Blanchard's Balloon

A, The Balloon made of taffeta, 25 feet in diameter covered with a net; B, the car suspended by longitudinal…

Diagram of the Bleriot monoplane.

Bleriot monoplane

Diagram of the Bleriot monoplane.

This illustration shows three different views of the 1915 Caproni Type C A-4 Triplane.

Caproni Type C A-4 Triplane, 1915

This illustration shows three different views of the 1915 Caproni Type C A-4 Triplane.

Robert Cocking's designed parachute. The parachute did not work properly and killed Mr. Cocking when he was testing it out.

Cocking's Parachute

Robert Cocking's designed parachute. The parachute did not work properly and killed Mr. Cocking when…

A pilot's cockpit from a propeller aeroplane, or airplane. The diagram illustrates the different parts of the cockpit used to control the plane. The cockpit contains gauges; watch; joystick controlling ailerons and elevators; and wires to adjust wings.

Aeroplane Cockpit

A pilot's cockpit from a propeller aeroplane, or airplane. The diagram illustrates the different parts…

This illustration shows three different views of the Curtis Model 18-I Triplane. It has a 400 horsepower K-12 engine.

Curtis Model 18-I Triplane

This illustration shows three different views of the Curtis Model 18-I Triplane. It has a 400 horsepower…

This illustration shows three different views of the Curtis Model J N 4-B Military Tractor.

Curtis Model J N 4-B Military Tractor

This illustration shows three different views of the Curtis Model J N 4-B Military Tractor.

Diagram of the Curtiss biplane.

Curtiss biplane

Diagram of the Curtiss biplane.

This illustration shows three different views of the De Haviland 4 Reconnaissance Plane. This plane has a 400 horsepower Liberty Engine.

De Haviland 4 Reconnaissance Plane

This illustration shows three different views of the De Haviland 4 Reconnaissance Plane. This plane…

A design of the propeller airplane, or aeroplane, in flight with a higher tail to create an angle of incidence when landing.

Aeroplane High Tail Normal Attitude Design

A design of the propeller airplane, or aeroplane, in flight with a higher tail to create an angle of…

A propeller airplane, or aeroplane, design with a high tail. This design creates a larger angle of incidence for a effective air brake to stop the plane in a shorter distance.

Aeroplane High Tail Slow Landing Design

A propeller airplane, or aeroplane, design with a high tail. This design creates a larger angle of incidence…

Illustration of a propeller aeroplane, or airplane, with lower tail in flight.

Aeroplane Low Tail Design

Illustration of a propeller aeroplane, or airplane, with lower tail in flight.

The propeller airplane, or aeroplane, design in fast landing. This design requires a large landing area to stop the plane.

Aeroplane Low Tail Fast Landing Design

The propeller airplane, or aeroplane, design in fast landing. This design requires a large landing area…

A motion diagram of the aeroplane, or airplane, illustrating the plane's direction to create thrust and small angle of incidence relative to the horizontal line.

Aeroplane Motion Diagram

A motion diagram of the aeroplane, or airplane, illustrating the plane's direction to create thrust…

A diagram of wing airplane illustrating the skeleton. The shape of the wing creates a lift—draft ratio to create drift.

Airplane Wing Diagram

A diagram of wing airplane illustrating the skeleton. The shape of the wing creates a lift—draft…

An airplane wing free body diagram illustrating forces acting on the wing.

Airplane Wing Free Body Diagram

An airplane wing free body diagram illustrating forces acting on the wing.

An illustration of stabilizing the plane by setting the back wing at less angle of incidence than the front main wings creating a dihedral angle.

Stabilizing Aeroplane using Dihedral Angle

An illustration of stabilizing the plane by setting the back wing at less angle of incidence than the…

"A large balloon successfully equipped with a powerful oil engine, a propellor, and a rudder."

Dirigible Balloon

"A large balloon successfully equipped with a powerful oil engine, a propellor, and a rudder."

This illustration shows three different views of the Farman Type F-60 Tourist Aerobus. This plane held 20 passengers and had a 520 horsepower engine.

Farman Type F-60 Tourist Aerobus

This illustration shows three different views of the Farman Type F-60 Tourist Aerobus. This plane held…

The illustration shows the airplane's fin, or keel surface. The fin of the airplane is located on the tail to create an efficient vertical turning.

Airplane Fin

The illustration shows the airplane's fin, or keel surface. The fin of the airplane is located on the…

A plane flying above land illustrating the use of ailerons to adjust the angle of incidence to adjust the lift. Ailerons are located at the wing tips and controlled by the pilot.

Airplane Flying Above Land

A plane flying above land illustrating the use of ailerons to adjust the angle of incidence to adjust…

An airplane flying above the show illustrating the aerodynamics of the plane with the tail wing at the same angle as the main body. This reduces the lift of the plane by decreasing the angle of incidence.

Airplane Flying Above Shore

An airplane flying above the show illustrating the aerodynamics of the plane with the tail wing at the…

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a flying boat.

Flying Boat

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a flying boat.

This is an aircraft that primarily was intended for flight with use of gliders.

Early Design Flying Machine

This is an aircraft that primarily was intended for flight with use of gliders.

A vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like.

Early Type Flying Machine

A vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider,…

An illustration of Langley's flying machine. A, Large airplane; b, small airplane; c, propelling screws.

Langley's Flying Machine

An illustration of Langley's flying machine. A, Large airplane; b, small airplane; c, propelling screws.

"A Flying Machine is a device for enabling man to navigate the air. The feat of flying has been often attempted; even among the ancients it was tried, and we are informed, succeeded to some slight extent. The most notable modern experiments with a view to attaining this end have been conducted by Hiram Maxim, of England, constructing his machine on the plane system."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Maxim’s Flying Machine

"A Flying Machine is a device for enabling man to navigate the air. The feat of flying has been often…