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

An illustration of Santos Dumont's flying machine.

Santos Dumont's Flying Machine

An illustration of Santos Dumont's flying machine.

An illustration of Sir H. Maxim's Flying Machine.

Sir H. Maxim's Flying Machine

An illustration of Sir H. Maxim's Flying Machine.

An illustration of the plane flying over land from point A to B by flying the plane with the direction of the plane. Then, flying to point D by creating a diagonal line at 100 mph onto destination point B.

Aeroplane Flying Over Plane

An illustration of the plane flying over land from point A to B by flying the plane with the direction…

The diagram illustrating an approximate angle of flying an aeroplane, or airplane, flying upside down and in a loop by adjusting the throttle of the engine.

Aeroplane Looping and Upside Down Flying

The diagram illustrating an approximate angle of flying an aeroplane, or airplane, flying upside down…

The illustration of the plane descending while spiraling down. The radius of the spiral spin is getting smaller. A nose spin drive happens when the pilot intentionally or unintentionally stalls the plane and control the plane side to side in air.

Aeroplane Nose Spin Dive Flying

The illustration of the plane descending while spiraling down. The radius of the spiral spin is getting…

Airplane flying almost sideway, called sideslip. The plane enters sideslip by lowering the wing and rudder while increasing speed.

Airplane Sideslip Flying

Airplane flying almost sideway, called sideslip. The plane enters sideslip by lowering the wing and…

An illustration of the plane recovered from sideslipping in air.

Airplane Sideslip Recovery Flying

An illustration of the plane recovered from sideslipping in air.

A sideslip of the plane with the rudder turned left so that the plane flying sideways with the nose pointing down.

Airplane Sideslip Rudder Turned Flying

A sideslip of the plane with the rudder turned left so that the plane flying sideways with the nose…

The airplane is flying with the elevator depressed and rudder turned to recover the plane to the upright position.

Airplane Sideslip Rudder Turned and Elevator Depressing Flying

The airplane is flying with the elevator depressed and rudder turned to recover the plane to the upright…

The illustration of the plane creating wash in and washout to reduce the lift distribution across the wing span.

Airplane Wash In and Out Flying

The illustration of the plane creating wash in and washout to reduce the lift distribution across the…

Captain Roy N. Francis, one of the best-known American pilots, flying over New York.

Francis

Captain Roy N. Francis, one of the best-known American pilots, flying over New York.

The first parachute invented by Andre-Jacques Garnerin. The first jump was carried out with a silk parachute on October 22, 1797.

Garnerin's Parachute Ascending

The first parachute invented by Andre-Jacques Garnerin. The first jump was carried out with a silk parachute…

The first parachute invented by Andre-Jacques Garnerin. The first jump was carried out with a silk parachute on October 22, 1797.

Garnerin's Parachute Decending

The first parachute invented by Andre-Jacques Garnerin. The first jump was carried out with a silk parachute…

An illustration of Chanute's multiple gliding machine.

Chanute's Multiple Gliding Machine

An illustration of Chanute's multiple gliding machine.

This illustration shows a Gnome motor with revolving cylinders and its many parts: Spark Plug; Conducting Wire from Collector Ring; Distributor Brush from Magneto; Electric Collector Ring; Fixed, Hollow Crankshaft; Connecting Rod; Piston; Revolving Crankcase; Tappet Cams (male and female); Exhaust Valve Tappet; Exhaust Valve; Intake Valve; Air-Cooled Cylinder. Gnome was the leading type of air cooled motor in the 1920s.

Gnome Motor, with Revolving Cylinders

This illustration shows a Gnome motor with revolving cylinders and its many parts: Spark Plug; Conducting…

"In 1839 Mr. Hampton made three descents in a parachute, on Garnerin's pattern, from his balloon, the "Albion." He followed Garnerin's example in attaching the parachute to the netting of the balloon, so that when the connection between the two was severed the latter was left to its own devices." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Hampton's Parachute

"In 1839 Mr. Hampton made three descents in a parachute, on Garnerin's pattern, from his balloon, the…

This illustration shows three different views of a Handley-Page Twin Liberty Motored Type O 400 Bomber.

Handley-Page Twin Liberty Motored Type O 400 Bomber

This illustration shows three different views of a Handley-Page Twin Liberty Motored Type O 400 Bomber.

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

Helicopter, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

Helicopter, Color

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

Helicopter, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

Helicopter, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that helicopters may be located in the area.

A flying machine invented by William Henson in the mid-19th century. Although numerous attempts were made to fly the machine, all were unsuccessful.

Henson's Flying Machine

A flying machine invented by William Henson in the mid-19th century. Although numerous attempts were…

A group of people pointing at a hot air balloon in the distance.

Hot air balloon

A group of people pointing at a hot air balloon in the distance.

A hot air balloon on the ground surrounded by men.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon on the ground surrounded by men.

A hot air balloon encased with a net, mid flight.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon encased with a net, mid flight.

This illustration shows three different views of the Lawson Type C-1 Twin Liberty Motored Aerial Transport.

Lawson Type C-1 Twin Liberty Motored Aerial Transport

This illustration shows three different views of the Lawson Type C-1 Twin Liberty Motored Aerial Transport.

Vincenzo Lunardi was the pilot of the first balloon flight in England in 1783.

Lunardi's Balloon

Vincenzo Lunardi was the pilot of the first balloon flight in England in 1783.

An illustration of a man climbing into a hot air balloon.

Man Climbing into Hot Air Balloon

An illustration of a man climbing into a hot air balloon.

The Bleriot monoplane.

Monoplane

The Bleriot monoplane.

An airplane with a single wing

Early Design Monoplane

An airplane with a single wing

The Montgolfier Balloon.

Montgolfier

The Montgolfier Balloon.

The first hot air balloon. It was invented by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne.

Montgolfier's Balloon

The first hot air balloon. It was invented by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne.

This illustration shows three different views of the NC. 4 Flying Boat. It has a 1600 horsepower engine.

NC. 4 Flying Boat

This illustration shows three different views of the NC. 4 Flying Boat. It has a 1600 horsepower engine.

A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which anything may be sent down from a balloon without danger of too rapid motion.

Parachute

A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which anything may be sent down from…

An illustration of Cocking's parachute.

Cocking's Parachute

An illustration of Cocking's parachute.

The word "parachute" comes from "para", meaning "against" or "counter" in Ancient Greek, and "chute", the French word for "fall". Some modern parachutes are classified as semi-rigid wings, which are maneuverable and can make a controlled descent to break on impact with the ground.

DrogueParachute

The word "parachute" comes from "para", meaning "against" or "counter" in Ancient Greek, and "chute",…

This is a tool used to chute, or jump from an airplane and descent with.

Elongated Parachute

This is a tool used to chute, or jump from an airplane and descent with.

An illustration of a Garnerin parachute, a frameless parachute.

Garnerin Parachute

An illustration of a Garnerin parachute, a frameless parachute.

A pusher aeroplane plan illustrating the proper ribbing and wiring for the plane. The wires are used to adjust the wings during flight. Pusher aeroplane propeller is located behind the cockpit.

Front View Pusher Aeroplane Plan

A pusher aeroplane plan illustrating the proper ribbing and wiring for the plane. The wires are used…

A propeller airplane plan illustrating the proper location of the skeleton and placement of the wires controlling the adjustable wings.

Propeller Aeroplane Side Plan

A propeller airplane plan illustrating the proper location of the skeleton and placement of the wires…

A top view plan of a propeller aeroplane, or airplane. The plan shows the proper ribs and skeleton for the wings and back side of the plane.

Propeller Aeroplane Top Plan

A top view plan of a propeller aeroplane, or airplane. The plan shows the proper ribs and skeleton for…

A side view plan of a propeller aeroplane for two people. The plan illustrates the the proper location of the wires to support the the wings on the plane.

Propeller Aeroplane Top Plan

A side view plan of a propeller aeroplane for two people. The plan illustrates the the proper location…

A plan for pusher aeroplane, or airplanes. The propeller of the pusher plane is located behind the cockpit to "push" the plane while flying. The plan illustrates the proper skeleton and wires to control the adjustable wings.

Pusher Aeroplane Plan

A plan for pusher aeroplane, or airplanes. The propeller of the pusher plane is located behind the cockpit…

"The chamber (curvature) of the blades should be (1) equal, (2) decrease evenly towards the tips of the blades, (3) the greatest depth of the curve should, at any point of the blade, be approximately at the same percentage of the chord from the leading edge as at other points." —Barber, 1917

Aeroplane Propeller Balance Chamber

"The chamber (curvature) of the blades should be (1) equal, (2) decrease evenly towards the tips of…

"Mount it upon a shaft, which must be on ball—bearings. Place the propeller in a horizontal position, and it should remain in that position. If a weight of a trifle over an ounce placed in a bolt—hole on one side of the boss fails to disturb the balance, then the propeller is usually regarded as unfit for use." —Barber, 1917

Aeroplane Propeller Balance

"Mount it upon a shaft, which must be on ball—bearings. Place the propeller in a horizontal position,…

The illustration of an aeroplane, or airplane, propeller being balanced by using surface area testing. The length of the blade on opposite sides must be equal.

Aeroplane Propeller Balance Blade Surface Area

The illustration of an aeroplane, or airplane, propeller being balanced by using surface area testing.…

An illustration of weighing the propeller of the aeroplane to ensure it is balanced with the opposite side.

Aeroplane Propeller String Balance

An illustration of weighing the propeller of the aeroplane to ensure it is balanced with the opposite…

A propeller is a type of fan which transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust. A pressure difference is produced between the forward and rear surfaces of the airfoil-shaped blade, and air or water is accelerated behind the blade.

Dual Wing Aerial Propeller

A propeller is a type of fan which transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust. A pressure…

A propeller airplane with rudder, elevator, and ailerons. The rudder stabilizes the plane vertical, and elevator adjusts the pressure exerted by the horizontal stabilizer for a downward force.

Airplane Rudder and Elevator

A propeller airplane with rudder, elevator, and ailerons. The rudder stabilizes the plane vertical,…

A flying machine invented by George Cayley. It is an early model of the helicopter.

Cayley's Aerial Screw

A flying machine invented by George Cayley. It is an early model of the helicopter.

"In 1872 Penaud discarded the rigid screws in favour of elastic ones...Penaud also india-rbber under torsion for the whale-bone and clock springs of the smaller model is remarkable for its lightness, simplicity and power." -Britannica, 1910

Screw-Model

"In 1872 Penaud discarded the rigid screws in favour of elastic ones...Penaud also india-rbber under…

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

Seaplane, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

Seaplane, Color

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

Seaplane, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

Seaplane, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that seaplanes may be found nearby.

"A body whose average density is so much less than that of air that the body will rise, lifting not only itself, but a considerable load."

Spherical Balloon

"A body whose average density is so much less than that of air that the body will rise, lifting not…

An early invention of the airplane, created by John Stringfellow in the mid-19th century.

Stringfellow's Flying Machine

An early invention of the airplane, created by John Stringfellow in the mid-19th century.

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical biplane.

Typical Biplane

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical biplane.

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical monoplane.

Typical Monoplane

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a typical monoplane.