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28th Jun '16 4:28:39 PM Generality
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* ''Anime/LastExile''

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* ''Anime/LastExile''''Anime/LastExile'' has airships which, due to their [[SchizoTech otherwise limited technology]], fight each other in a manner similar to pre-industrial naval ships. Furthermore, because of the planet's [[WorldShapes unusual shape]], the sky is a literal barrier that has to be crossed to get from one continent to another.
28th Jun '16 4:12:26 PM Nippertipper
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SisterTrope of SpaceIsAnOcean. In this case, it's the sky being used to make visual/stylistic parallels to the ocean, but the same basic principles apply. As with space, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} the metaphor can easily be taken a little too far]] (although the presence of gravity ''might'' explain parts of it). Often runs on the RuleOfCool.

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SisterTrope of SpaceIsAnOcean. In this case, it's the sky in the atmosphere of a planet or natural satellite being used to make visual/stylistic parallels to the ocean, but the same basic principles apply. As with space, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} the metaphor can easily be taken a little too far]] (although the presence of gravity ''might'' explain parts of it). Often runs on the RuleOfCool.
3rd Jun '16 3:53:28 AM morane
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* When the ''[[TheCaptain Captain]]'' or ''[[NumberTwo First Officer]]'' of your air''liner'' turns off the "Fasten Seat Belts" signs you may move about the ''cabin''. Flight Attendants were once ''stewards'' and ''stewardesses'', and they still serve food and drinks from a ''galley''. Very large airliners have upper and lower ''decks''. Aircraft are kept on ''course'' and steered to ''port'' or ''starboard'' by ''pilots'' and one of the control-surfaces they use is the ''rudder''. At take-off and landing, the ''cabin crew'' are told to take their ''stations''. The space for luggage is ''cargo hold'' where the payload is ''shipped'' to the destination, and the place for relieving your internal pressure is ''head''. While airplanes have fuselages, flying boats have ''hulls''.

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* When the ''[[TheCaptain Captain]]'' or ''[[NumberTwo First Officer]]'' of your air''liner'' turns off the "Fasten Seat Belts" signs you may move about the ''cabin''. Flight Attendants were once ''stewards'' and ''stewardesses'', and they still serve food and drinks from a ''galley''. Very large airliners have upper and lower ''decks''. Aircraft are kept on ''course'' and steered to ''port'' or ''starboard'' by ''pilots'' and one of the control-surfaces they use is the ''rudder''. At take-off and landing, the ''cabin crew'' are told to take their ''stations''. The space for luggage is ''cargo hold'' where the payload is ''shipped'' to the destination, and the place for relieving your internal pressure is ''head''. While airplanes have fuselages, flying boats have ''hulls''. The captain, who sits in the ''cockpit'', will do the ''navigation'' and plot the ''bearing'' and ''course'' for the ''autopilot''.
3rd Jun '16 3:50:53 AM morane
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* When the ''[[TheCaptain Captain]]'' or ''[[NumberTwo First Officer]]'' of your air''liner'' turns off the "Fasten Seat Belts" signs you may move about the ''cabin''. Flight Attendants were once ''stewards'' and ''stewardesses'', and they still serve food and drinks from a ''galley''. Very large airliners have upper and lower ''decks''. Aircraft are steered to ''port'' or ''starboard'' by ''pilots'' and one of the control-surfaces they use is the ''rudder''. At take-off and landing, the ''cabin crew'' are told to take their ''stations''. The space for luggage is ''cargo hold'' where the payload is ''shipped'' to the destination, and the place for relieving your internal pressure is ''head''. While airplanes have fuselages, flying boats have ''hulls''.

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* When the ''[[TheCaptain Captain]]'' or ''[[NumberTwo First Officer]]'' of your air''liner'' turns off the "Fasten Seat Belts" signs you may move about the ''cabin''. Flight Attendants were once ''stewards'' and ''stewardesses'', and they still serve food and drinks from a ''galley''. Very large airliners have upper and lower ''decks''. Aircraft are kept on ''course'' and steered to ''port'' or ''starboard'' by ''pilots'' and one of the control-surfaces they use is the ''rudder''. At take-off and landing, the ''cabin crew'' are told to take their ''stations''. The space for luggage is ''cargo hold'' where the payload is ''shipped'' to the destination, and the place for relieving your internal pressure is ''head''. While airplanes have fuselages, flying boats have ''hulls''.
21st May '16 7:34:19 PM Prfnoff
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* In the UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Sky Adventure'', the FinalBoss is a flying armored galley with oars.
20th May '16 7:23:56 AM Harmonia
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* In the {{Literature/Temeraire}} series, dragon-based aviation forms a branch of the military of many countries during the Napoleonic wars. The associate officers are given naval ranks, like cadet, lieutenant, captain, commodore, and admiral. The main character even used to be a 'naval' captain, until he became an aviator when he got a dragon egg thrown in his lap.
6th May '16 12:55:12 AM jormis29
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* The Creator/CrossGen series ''Meridian'' was set in a world of floating islands and airships.

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* The Creator/CrossGen series ''Meridian'' ''ComicBook/{{Meridian}}'' was set in a world of floating islands and airships.
5th May '16 6:05:01 PM DarthWalrus
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** This reflected the design philosophy of the time. Early semi-aircraft like Santos Dumont's designs had only a rudder for control, and mounted propellers with much the same design as those used by naval craft, as opposed to the 3-axis control and airfoil-shaped propellers pioneered by the Wright Brothers.
9th Apr '16 12:57:58 PM AlexChurchill
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* ''{{Film/Stardust}}'' features sailors harvesting lightning from stormclouds on a skyship that looks exactly like a sailing ship. (And a captain with... unusual interests played by RobertDeNiro.)
28th Mar '16 2:31:39 AM morane
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* When the ''[[TheCaptain Captain]]'' or ''[[NumberTwo First Officer]]'' of your air''liner'' turns off the "Fasten Seat Belts" signs you may move about the ''cabin''. Flight Attendants were once ''stewards'' and ''stewardesses'', and they still serve food and drinks from a ''galley''. Very large airliners have upper and lower ''decks''. Aircraft are steered to ''port'' or ''starboard'' by ''pilots'' and one of the control-surfaces they use is the ''rudder''. At take-off and landing, the ''cabin crew'' are told to take their ''stations''. The space for luggage is ''cargo hold'', and the place for relieving your internal pressure is ''head''. While airplanes have fuselages, flying boats have ''hulls''.

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* When the ''[[TheCaptain Captain]]'' or ''[[NumberTwo First Officer]]'' of your air''liner'' turns off the "Fasten Seat Belts" signs you may move about the ''cabin''. Flight Attendants were once ''stewards'' and ''stewardesses'', and they still serve food and drinks from a ''galley''. Very large airliners have upper and lower ''decks''. Aircraft are steered to ''port'' or ''starboard'' by ''pilots'' and one of the control-surfaces they use is the ''rudder''. At take-off and landing, the ''cabin crew'' are told to take their ''stations''. The space for luggage is ''cargo hold'', hold'' where the payload is ''shipped'' to the destination, and the place for relieving your internal pressure is ''head''. While airplanes have fuselages, flying boats have ''hulls''.


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** Giving the airplanes individual names (like ships have) instead of just referring them as their radio calls is customary amongst several airlines.


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* Many aviators refer their airplanes simply as ''ships''.
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