Airplanes are the largest group of aircraft.
Airplanes transport more people and cargo than lighter-than-air,
and glider aircraft. For this reason airplanes are the most useful
aircraft to man. Airplanes are used for military use by the Army,
Navy, and Air Force. These aircraft stand prepared to defend our
nation. The airlines move passengers and cargo for payment.
General airplane use is all flying that is not related to the airline or
Airplanes are much heavier than birds, yet they can rise
into the air and fly like birds. Airplanes have wings, which provide
the lift needed to get them into the air. The wings on some planes
are attached near the top of the fuselage, and others have wings attached
near the bottom of the fuselage. The fuselage is the body of the
airplane. Engines provide the thrust that pulls them through the
There are many different kinds and sizes of
airplanes. Some airplanes have one engine, and some have two or more
engines. Some land on land and others land on water. Small
airplanes carry one or two people while larger ones carry hundreds of
Directions: Answer the questions about airplanes.
1. What is general airplane use?
All flying that is not related to the airline or
flying that is not related to the military.
2. Airplanes have
that lift them into the air.
3. Airplanes have
that pull them through the
4. The fuselage is the
of an airplane.
5. Which of the following is the largest group of aircraft?
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