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Today, military aircraft are used frequently especially in battle and when the countries are at war. There are two different types of military aircraft. There are combat aircraft and non-combat aircraft. The main difference between these two type of aircrafts is the reason for having them and what they each are used for.


Most of the airplanes are made of the same metal whether the airplane is a military aircraft or a regular plane. The main composite alloys are aluminum and titanium. This is because these metals are light in weight which helps make them fly. Another metal that may be included in this composite alloy used in military aircraft is magnesium. It’s hard to believe that what makes a soda can is also part of a military aircraft.

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Clouds never cease to mindlessly do it after they materialize out of thin air. Birds have been instinctually doing it with artful grace and ease since first a bird spread its wings. People have been mindfully doing it with oft-remarkable grace and improving ease for over a century. It is termed aeronautics: the science or practice of moving through the air.




The air that surrounds the Earth is known as our planet’s atmosphere, which has a mass of 5.1 x 1018 kg. Without our atmosphere, no living thing would be able to breathe, which means that there would be no life on Earth. Without aeronautics, no thing and no one would be able to relocate itself or spread its existence to the near or the far, which means that there would be no life on Earth.


Even trees that do not move require movement of the air to spread their seeds, either directly or indirectly through bird droppings. Simply put: aeronautics makes life on Earth possible, just as surely liquid water on Earth makes life possible.

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Anyone who's ever watched the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (or seen the Broadway musical Wicked) will recall the wacky way the wizard first arrived into Oz: by hot air balloon. Just like the wizard's, hot air balloons consist of a basket attached to a giant balloon (called an envelope). Envelopes come in many different colors and shapes, though they're usually made out of nylon. At the bottom of the envelope, a device called a burner produces a flame which heats the air inside, lifting the basket more than 1,000 feet off the ground. Pilots fly the balloon by manipulating the heat to ride wind currents.


The French scientist Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier launched the first hot air balloon and its passengers (a sheep, duck, and rooster) on September 19th, 1783. Today, balloon flights are most often used to supply passengers with the delight of flying through the air while witnessing breathtaking scenery below. In competitive balloon flights, pilots earn points by dropping a weighted marker as close as they can to a target on the ground. Finally, unmanned balloons are used in scientific research and data collection, such as weather balloons used to predict weather patterns.

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Aviation is the vocational craft referring to mechanical flight and the aircraft industry. It began in the 18th century with the creation of the hot air balloon, an apparatus capable of existing in the atmosphere through buoyancy. The most significant advancements in aviation technology include the controlled gliding flying of Otto Lilienthal in 1896 and the construction of the first powered airplane by Orville and Wilbur Wright in the early 1900s. Since then, aviation has been technologically revolutionized by the introduction of the jet which permitted a major form of global transport.




Aeronautics is the science involved in the exploration of aircraft existing within the atmosphere. The term was originally referred solely to operating the aircraft, bit it has been expanded to include technology, business and other aircraft-related aspects. Aviation is sometimes used, as a term, with aeronautics, yet aeronautics includes lighter-than-air craft, such as airships, and includes ballistic vehicles, while aviation does not.

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The study of propulsion is all about the review of the basic operation and design of devices that are known as being aerospace propulsion devices. These devices include air-breathing engines and rocket power-plants.


Propulsion is a word that means to push something forward or drive an object ahead. The term comes from two Latin words. These two words are no other than pro, which means before or forward, and pellere. Pellere means to drive. A propulsion system is made up of a source of mechanical power, and a propulsor, which means to convert this power into a propulsive force.


A propulsion system is a type of machine that creates thrust to push an object forward. Thrust is a mechanical force that is generated by engines to move an object. The amount of thrust that is made depends on the mass flow going through the engine and the exit velocity of the gas. Varying propulsion systems produce thrust in ways that are slightly different one from the other.

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Most airplanes today are made out of aluminum, a strong, yet lightweight metal. The first passenger plane, the Ford Tri-Motor from 1928, was made out of the material. It was considered to be lightweight, inexpensive, and state-of-the-art. In fact, as much as 70% of an aircraft was once made of aluminum. The modern Boeing 747 is an aluminum airplane as well.


Other metals, like steel and titanium, are sometimes used to build aircraft. However, steeel is heavy, therefore, not too much of it is used. Titanium is almost as strong as steel, has a medium weight, is heat resistant, and is corrosion resistant. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s fastest jet-propelled aircraft, is made of titanium.


Composite materials such as graphite-epoxy are strong, but can weigh half as much as aluminum. These lightweight, customizable materials are becoming more popular. More than half of the materials used to make the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are composites.

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There are many benefits for the use of aluminum in constructing airplanes. The lightweight and resistance of the material make it an ideal metal. Steel is also resistant to rust and wear, but the weight of the metal makes it an unlikely choice, as it becomes harder to maintain a constant level of flying if you are fighting weight.


During WWII, aluminum was more widely used, and there were many scrap metal drives to collect and donate to the military. Children were often the ones collecting the metal to turn in. Aluminum weighs about a third of what steel does, making it an excellent choice when it comes to creating lighter aircraft. However, it is also strong enough to withstand constant use, and it is a better cost-effective option while remaining reliable.


Aluminum is not corrosive and can withstand many chemicals, which makes it an excellent choice when it comes to aircraft maintenance. From home to use military grade usage, Aluminum is resilient and versatile.

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Hot air balloons have quite a bit of science behind them. Since they were first thought out, aeronautical engineering has helped. While it has not always been referred to as such, the modern terms help define more what they are.


Hot air balloons are crafted with meticulous specifications, that help it not only stay in the air, but provide a safe ride for those who are in the basket. WIth the use of helium, and the science of weight, air, and flight, aeronautical engineering has helped to make leaps and bounds to the study of hot air balloons.


Aeronautical engineering has the primary function of working with the development and crafting of aircrafts. This would include the hot air balloon. As each craft that goes into the air has specific safety requirements and functions, aeronautic engineers use their knowledge of atmospheric pressure and temperature to ensure that the aircrafts are safe to use. As hot air balloons are a form of aircraft, they fall into the category for aeronautical engineering.

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When the Hindenburg crashed in 1937, the Zeppelin was a favorite mode of transportation for going across the ocean. However, after the crash in Manchester Township, New Jersey, in May of 1937, that came to an end.There were a plethora of theories on what actually caused the crash, and many have published books on what might have caused the Zeppelin to catch fire.


However, film was also in use, and the wreck of the Hindenburg was captured. Many people were able to see the destruction caused and lost faith in using the Zeppelin to travel. While the Hindenburg was carrying almost 100 people compiled of passengers and crew, 36 of them perished in the accident. Most of them were trapped, unable to escape.


The Hindenburg rolled after it crashed to the ground, and the escape door was jammed shut. Some of the fatalities were caused by those jumping from the burning wreckage to their deaths, while others perished from smoke inhalation, extensive burns, and from being burned to death within the fiery blaze.


After the crash, flying as a mode of transportation was written off as dangerous, and many returned to the safer method of traveling by ship to overseas destinations. Until later improvements were made to aircraft, the mass populace stayed away from traveling by air.

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The first passenger flight took place in January 1914. The 21-mile journey took 23 minutes to complete, and the “boatline” as it was named, was piloted by the famed Tony Jannus. Jannus had already earned notoriety by his many exploits in the air, as well as the tests he did for the military and their aircraft.


The operation was only in business for around four months, but the headway made by the Florida pioneers opened the skyway to today’s modern airplanes. The idea for the flight line had been in the works for over a year before any real headway was made. The flight between St. Petersburg Florida, and Tampa Florida was a trip that took around four hours by boat. If the same trip were taken by the automobile, it would take roughly 20 hours to complete. By changing the venue to flight, the trip took just over 20 minutes to accomplish.




While the venture was not long-lasting, the interest in using the air for passenger travel was one that caught the attention of many. Being able to reach a destination in minutes rather than hours was a significant selling point to those who were interested in furthering the advancement of using aircraft to ferry passengers back and forth.

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