"Ant-lion larva." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Antlion

"Ant-lion larva." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Ant-lion perfect insect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Antlion

"Ant-lion perfect insect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

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…

"VOLANT. The French word for flying. It is used in Heraldry to express the same action." -Hall, 1862

Bird Volant

"VOLANT. The French word for flying. It is used in Heraldry to express the same action." -Hall, 1862

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.

"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."

An illustration of a dog running around a corner and a pan flying in the air.

Running Dog

An illustration of a dog running around a corner and a pan flying in the air.

The flying dragon gets its name from its ability to glide for short distance using a thin membrane.

Flying dragon

The flying dragon gets its name from its ability to glide for short distance using a thin membrane.

"The Flying fish, with wings expanded and elevated in the act of flight. This anomalous and interesting creature is adapted both for swimming and flying. The swimming-tail is consequently retained, and the pectoral fins, which act as wings, are enormously increased in size."—Pettigrew, 1874

Flying Fish

"The Flying fish, with wings expanded and elevated in the act of flight. This anomalous and interesting…

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.

A flock of geese flying over a town.

Geese

A flock of geese flying over a town.

"Is from six to fifteen inches long, and is found in the Mediterranean, and also in the European and American seas. These are called <em>Flying-Fish</em>, and perform nearly the same feats in the air as the true flying-fish." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Flying Gurnard

"Is from six to fifteen inches long, and is found in the Mediterranean, and also in the European and…

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared with the size of the bird."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

The Grey Heron

"The Grey Heron in full flight. In the heron the wings are deeply concave, and unusually large as compared…

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

Right Wing of Kestrel

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew,…

An illustration of a man riding a horse being chased by flying snakes.

Man Chased on a Horse

An illustration of a man riding a horse being chased by flying snakes.

"The red-legged partridge with wings fully extended as in rapid flight."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

Red-Legged Partridge

"The red-legged partridge with wings fully extended as in rapid flight."—Pettigrew, 1874

Reynard is telling the story of King Crampart's horse that could run a hundred miles in an hour. Prince Clamades rode it because he did not believe it could go that fast.

Reynard the Fox: Story of Crampart's Horse

Reynard is telling the story of King Crampart's horse that could run a hundred miles in an hour. Prince…

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.

"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.

A zeppelin airship flying over water.

Zeppelin

A zeppelin airship flying over water.