Tag: fixed-wing

  • Helicopters

    A helicopter is an aircraft which creates lift by means of its rotary blades which rotate about a central axis. Helicopters have extensive maneuverability as they can hover and fly backward, not requiring a runway as they land and take off vertically. It is thus possible for a helicopter to land just about anywhere, making […]

  • Military Aircraft

    Since the earliest days of airplane development, military divisions from all over the world have recognized the advantage of air superiority. Even before fixed wing aircraft were used for defensive and offensive missions, hot air balloons were employed for reconnaissance work. As late as World War II, balloons were used in the skies of Great […]