There are many plane types out on the market. Which one is your favorite? Many people like fights bombers and other military plane types, while some prefer the subtle beauty of civilian jets and 737s. A plane can vary, as you will soon find out, from the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35 to the large, luxurious Airbus A380 "super jumbo jet."
- Military aircrafts are very popular. Any military plane has quite a bit of power and efficiency to boost itself into high velocities with ease. The most commonly cited of this type of aircraft is usually the jet. The military divides their planes into two groups: combative and non-combative. For example, one plane might have to be used in combat while another plane deals with supplies. Good examples are the AC-30 Spectre and the C-130 Hercules.
- Civilian aircrafts, although less noticed, are quite impressive. For the most part, a civilian plane is usually divided into one of these two sub-types: general and commercial aviation. General civilian airplanes include anything from cargo transports to private jets (BizJets). Commercial airplanes are privately-owned carriers that make their business by charting people around the globe. The glorious Boeing 777 (a wide-body aircraft) is a powerful commercial plane in use by private industries around the world today. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (although quite old nowadays) is a good model for the cargo, general civilian aircrafts of today.
- Of course, there's always the experimental and model aircrafts. These are the kind of aircrafts you hear about in UFO sightings. No, they're not aliens from outer space here to kill us. An experimental plane is an unknown prototype airplane still in development. These are one-off planes, meaning that only one of these aircrafts are built (usually to test theories, experiments or creator designs). A model aircraft, on the other hand, is an unmanned plane made to fly for fun. People usually enjoy competing their model planes against each other in races or exhibitions.
Plane types are numerous and always being expanded. The military, civilian, model and experimental aircraft divisions are always testing out their designs for new models. As you can see, it's really fun to learn about the ample planes of this world. Who knows? You might just be the next premiere pilot!