How to sign airplane in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Have your palm oriented downwards with your arm in front of you and elevated. Slightly move your hand forward 2 times. This sign mimics an airplane being in the air.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of airplane

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of airplane

End of Sign

Final Frame of airplane

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for airplane
Extend your thumb to the side and extend your index and pinky fingers, folding the middle and ring fingers into the palm.

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