I want to draw a plane using the Tikz tool. You will find, attached, a screenshot.
It was suggested in chat
That picture mode would be the ideal tool for the job here:
I would politely discourage anyone from drawing extremely technical drawings like this one using pure LaTeX (TikZ or PStricks). Here I'm actually referencing abstract/non-mathematical drawings, including an airplane with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. Why?
Well, there are many other applications that you can use and easily export to a graphics format that can be included into your document using
to a paper airplane (on graphing paper!):
Figure 8(a) in above article 3D Illustrations using sketch of aircraft:
Printing any of these to PDF if no other means exist (again, using free software like PDF Creator print driver or otherwise) gives you a scalable vector graphics image which you can then use to overlay your annotations using techniques described in Drawing on an image with TikZ.
You could start with something like this:
(I tried to include the code here, but it was too large.)
It will produce a picture like this:
You can then edit the code, clean it up, shorten it, etc.
Edit: I took the original
Then I went through the file, adding color attributes to individual path to be able to locate which one is which, and, with a help of an overlayed grid, editted at least some of the paths. The editing could be carried much further, but as an example I feel this is sufficient. It is a tedious process, but IMHO it would be less work than creating the whole drawing from scratch in tikz.
As it is, it really did not take long, I had to interrupt the work several times, but altogether it took perhaps 30 minutes or so.
Responding to the requested animation:
How to enjoy it? Imagine that you are dropped from a plane.
fontawesome now offers a scalable alternative to the symbol from bbding, offering both an aeroplane symbol proper and two versions of a paper aeroplane.
And the font even scales correctly when compiled with pdfTeX. If you have problems with scaling make sure your TeX distribution is current as an earlier version was buggy in a way which affecting scaling with pdfTeX (but not Xe/LuaTeX).