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Open Aerodynamics

study of gases in motion. As the principal application of aerodynamics is the design of aircraft, air is the gas with which the science is most

Open Aeronautics

Science of travel through the Earth's atmosphere, including aerodynamics, aircraft structures, jet and rocket propulsion, and aerial navigation. It is

Open Aircraft

Any vehicle capable of travelling in the Earth's atmosphere. By far the most common aircraft is the airplane (aeroplane or plane). The airplane is a

Open Aircraft carriers
Aircraft carriers

An aircraft carrier is a ship capable of handling aircraft that take off and land on its deck. In 1909, the French inventor Clement Ader presented the

Open Air forces
Air forces

A nation's fleet of fighting aircraft and the organization that maintains them. History The emergence of the aeroplane at first brought only limited

Open Airplanes

aeroplane, or aircraft, heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action


or airfield, place for landing and departure of aircraft, usually with facilities for housing and maintaining planes and for receiving and discharging


an aircraft that consists of a cigar-shaped gas bag, or envelope, filled with a lighter-than-air gas to provide lift, a propulsion system, a steering

Open Air traffic control
Air traffic control

No mode of public transportation has a greater emphasis on safety than the aviation industry. From manufacturing to maintenance requirements, every

Open Apollo Project (Space Program)
Apollo Project (Space Program)

US space project to land a person on the Moon, achieved on 20 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot there. He was accompanied on