Definition of biplane
: an aircraft with two main supporting surfaces usually placed one above the other
Recent Examples of biplane from the Web
Six months before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Carey Hardin's blue and yellow Stearman biplane rolled off an assembly line in Wichita, Kansas.
The nonprofit offers military veterans across the country an opportunity to fly for 30 minutes in a Boeing Stearman biplane, an aircraft used during World War II to train aviators in the military.
In June 1930, when Los Angeles Municipal Airport was dedicated, the crowd was considerably smaller: 25,000 attended the ceremonies at the site of what is now LAX, as biplanes took to the sky.
The 30-mile restriction even extends across the Delaware River to Van Sant Airfield in Bucks County, Pa., where rides are offered in antique airplanes, including a 1928 biplane, Cecchio said.
Also on display will be feature scale World War I biplanes, World War II aircraft, miniature turbine scale jets and a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis plane.
On Monday, March 19, 1917, three Americans strapped into the cockpits of their single-seat biplanes on a French airfield, and embarked on a reconnaissance mission.
The ceremony will include a biplane flyover by C.K. Lee and David Tatum and an F-16 flyover by the 301st Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserves, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
Pathé News, one of the big newsreel agencies of the day, even scrambled and sent out a biplane to get aerial footage of the huge Zepplin above the Empire State Building.
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First Known Use of biplane
BIPLANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biplane for English Language Learners
: an old type of airplane that has two sets of wings with one placed above the other
BIPLANE Defined for Kids
Definition of biplane for Students
: an airplane with two wings on each side usually placed one above the other
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