Airplanes, Aircraft & Spacecraft

A fixed-wing aircraft is a heavier-than-air craft whose lift is generated not by wing motion relative to the aircraft, but by forward motion through the air. The term is used to distinguish from rotary-wing aircraft or ornithopters, where the movement of the wing surfaces relative to the aircraft generates lift. The more commonly used term is "airplane", (in the US and Canada), or "aeroplane" (in Ireland and Commonwealth nations excluding Canada), which refers to any fixed wing aircraft powered by propellers or jet engines. Fixed-wing aircraft may be manned or not; they may be large or tiny; every fixed-wing aircraft is open to being scale modeled by perhaps a smaller or larger mimic fixed wing aircraft.

An aircraft is a vehicle which is able to fly through the Earth's atmosphere or through any other atmosphere. Most rocket vehicles are not aircraft because they are not supported by the surrounding air. All the human activity which surrounds aircraft is called aviation.

A spacecraft is a vehicle or device designed for spaceflight. On a sub-orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters outer space but then returns to the planetary surface (such as Earth) without making a complete orbit. For an orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters a closed orbit around the planetary body. Spacecraft used for human spaceflights carry people on board as crew or passengers. Spacecraft used for robotic space missions operate either autonomously or telerobotically. Robotic spacecraft that leave the vicinity of the planetary body are space probes. Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around the planetary body are artificial satellites. Starships, which are built for interstellar travel, are so far a theoretical concept only. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, planetary exploration and space tourism.

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100 Years of Flight
by Bill Sweetman
First Edition from Publications International
for 5th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Aircraft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
$3.95
Airplanes
Snapshot Picture Library
by Stefanie Smith
from Fog City Press
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Things That Go (Location: BSR-14B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Airplanes - Stickers
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-5th grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.99
Airplanes of the Second World War - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Carlo Demand
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$4.99
Airplanes of World War I - Coloring Book
by Carlo Demand
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$4.99
Airport Sticker Book
from Usborne
for 1st-4th grade
in Usborne Sticker Books (Location: A01-01A)
American Fighters of World War II
by David A. Anderton
1St Edition from Crescent Books
for 9th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
American Warplanes of World II
by David H. Donald
for 5th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Americans Into Orbit
Landmark #101
by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Antique Airplanes - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$4.99
Aviation
Smithsonian Guides
by Donald S. Lopez
from Macmillan
for 7th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Basher Five-Two
by Scott O'Grady & Michael French
from Yearling
Autobiography for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
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Betty Greene: Flying High
Heroes for Young Readers
by Renee Taft Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: A12-06D)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Build Your Own Planes Sticker Book
by Adrian Mann
from Usborne
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Usborne Sticker Books (Location: A01-01A)
$7.19
Charles Lindburg
A Discovery Book
by David R. Collins
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer
by Kelly Brown
from Vision Forum
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in WWII: Pacific Theater (Location: B01-25A)
$17.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Book of Fighters
by William H. Green
from Salamander Books Lmt.
for 6th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Decisive Air Battles of the First World War
by Arch Whitehouse
from Duell, Sloan and Pearce
for 9th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Destination: Moon
by James Irwin
from Vision Forum
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Dial-a-Plane
by Michael Teitelbaum
from Unknown Publisher
for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Dictionary of Aviation
by Anthony Robinson
from Royce Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
DK Airplane
from DK Publishing
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Things That Go (Location: BSR-14B)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Flying Machine
DK Eyewitness Series
by Andrew Nahum
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Eureka! It's an Airplane
by Jeanne Bendick
from Millbrook Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
First to Fly
by David Craig & Peter Busby
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Flights That Made History
by David C. Cooke
from G.P. Putnam's Sons
for 4th-7th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Flying
by Donald Crews
from Scholastic Reference
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Things That Go (Location: BSR-14B)
$2.45 (1 in stock)
Flying Aces of World War I
World Landmark #60
by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Footprints on the Moon
by Alexandera Siy
from Charlesbridge
for 3rd-6th grade
in Space Race & Exploration (Location: BSR-02C)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Hindenburg Disaster
Disasters in History
by Matt Doeden
from Capstone Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: B01-22D)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
History of Flight - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$4.99 $2.50 (1 in stock)
History of Space Exploration - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$4.99
How We Invented the Airplane
by Orville Wright, Alan Weissman
Reprint from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Jet Fighters - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John, Batchelor
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
Lighter than Air
by David Owen
from Chartwell Books
for 7th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Lore of Flight
by Tre Tryckare
from Cagner & Co.
for 5th-12th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$17.00 (1 in stock)
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
by Margot Theis Raven
from Sleeping Bear Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
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Modern Military Aircraft
from Thunder Bay Press
for 7th-12th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
My Airplane Trip - Activity Book
Act Csm from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.50
My Brothers' Flying Machine
by Jane Yolen
from Little, Brown & Company
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Montrew Dunham
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
$6.99
Phonics Museum Reader #16
by Tom Garfield
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$3.00
Phonics Museum Reader #27
by Tom Garfield
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
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Plane Song
by Diane Siebert
from HarperTrophy
for 1st-3rd grade
in Things That Go (Location: BSR-14B)
$1.75 (1 in stock)
Planes
Usborne Beginners
by Fiona Patchett
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
$3.99
Red Baron
by Richard A. Boning
from Dexter & Westbrook
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Ride on the Wind
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 2nd-5th grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Shuttle Craft - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
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