The aircraft is a low wing monoplane with a fuselage of semi-monocoque design constructed mainly of aluminum with steel and titanium.
Their first airplane, the Cootie, was a single-seat monoplane with a twocylinder Lawrence engine.
This large monoplane , which rather oddly does not appear to be carrying a civil registration, was powered by a Wright Whirlwind of 330 horsepower.
In the same staunch monoplane , the Lindberghs flew from Washington, DC, across the Bering Sea to Tokyo in July 1931.
In 1884, an Imperial Russian Navy officer, Aleksandr Mozhaisky, used a ramp to coax a monoplane into the air for 65 to 100 feet outside St. Petersburg.
By the spring of 1908 he had completed a monoplane powered by a front-mounted automobile engine and propeller.
At this time, the Air Ministry was not keen on a monoplane despite the fact that a monoplane had established a world speed record of 423 mph.
Aviation surged ahead in France and in 1909 Louis Bleriot and his small monoplane crossed the English Channel - the first international flight.
In the following year he was given the go-ahead to build an all-metal monoplane that would become the Supermarine Spitfire.
Other models followed, including the Courier, the world's first single-engine monoplane with retractable undercarriage.