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Free to Use and Reuse: Aircraft

Balloons, gliders, blimps, dirigibles, airplanes, fighter jets, helicopters, and space shuttles–all these aircraft make it possible for people to fly. Learn more about this rich area of the Library of Congress collections in the online book Aeronautical and Astronautical Resources of the Library of Congress: a Comprehensive Guide. (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2007.) Unless otherwise noted, the selected images are all from the Prints & Photographs Division. Browse more content that is free to use and reuse