What is aircraft?

  • (noun): A vehicle that can fly.

Aircraft

An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fly by gaining support from the air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines.

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Some articles on aircraft:

VTOL
... A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off and land vertically ... This classification includes fixed-wing aircraft as well as helicopters and other aircraft with powered rotors, such as cyclogyros/cyclocopters and tiltrotors ... Some VTOL aircraft can operate in other modes as well, such as CTOL (conventional take-off and landing), STOL (short take-off and landing), and/or STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) ...
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport - Aviation Services - Aircraft Maintenance Services
... sq ft) column-free three-bay hangar for Base Maintenance works of narrow-body aircraft, such as Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 ... of the new hangar, the maximum annual line maintenance capacity of the company boosted to 72 aircraft from the present 24 ...
Visual Flight Rules - VFR Cruising Altitude Rules in The US
... VFR cruising altitudes, based on the aircraft's heading, to assist pilots in separating their aircraft while operating under visual flight above 3,000 ft but below 18,000 ft Mean Sea Level (MSL) ... FAR 91.159 states that any aircraft On a magnetic course of 0-179 degrees shall fly at an odd thousand ft MSL altitude +500 feet (e.g ...
VTOL - Rotary Wing - Tiltrotor and Propeller
... In addition to the helicopter, many approaches have been tried to develop practical aircraft with vertical take-off and landing capabilities ... The US built an aircraft where the jet exhaust drove the fans, while British projects not built included fans driven by mechanical drives from the jet engines ... Sikorsky tested an aircraft dubbed the X-Wing, which took off in the manner of a helicopter ...
Aircraft - Impact and Use - Model
... Main article Model aircraft A model aircraft is a small unmanned type made to fly for fun, for static display, for aerodynamic research or for other purposes ...