Flying ships are a recent introduction and relatively rare.
The Zeph is a large gas filled balloon with a large windowed metal canister that houses up to a dozen passengers. It is the more prevalent of the two flying machines and they can be spotted over the skies of Regisburg or occasionally ferrying Edelmann to the provinces.
The Rotor has the appearance of a steam ship or autowagon but with two sets of large rotating blades that cause the heavy vessel to rise into the air. They are the crowning achievement of the Zwergen. Only one is known exist: the Kaiser is fond of using his to travel to make official royal visits.