Home Research For Teachers HISTORY
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Search Hot Links What's New!
Gallery Feedback Admin/Tools

Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission.
There are two ways to browse the site: (1) use the search button above to find specific materials using keywords; or,
(2) go to specific headings like history, principles or careers at specific levels above and click on the button. 
Teachers may go directly to the Teachers' Guide from the For Teachers button above or site browse as in (1) and  (2).

FAQnewred.gif (906 bytes)          

Chapter 4 - The four forces of flight - Level 2

At the end of this block of study, you should be able to:

Define lift.
State the relationship between airspeed, camber, angle of attack, and lift.
Give the four forces of flight and tell which of these forces oppose each other.
Describe maximum gross weight, empty weight, center of gravity, center of lift, and useful
     load with relation to an airplane.
Define induced drag and parasite drag and give two examples of each.

Figure 4-0: Four forces of flight in balance.

Four forces of flight in balance.

Sections in this Chapter:

Section 4.1 - LIFT
Section 4.3 - LIFT AND WEIGHT
Section 4.4 - DRAG
Section 4.5 - INDUCED DRAG
Section 4.6 - PARASITE DRAG



Send all comments to allstar@fiu.edu
1995-2016 ALLSTAR Network. All rights reserved worldwide.

Funded in part by From
Civil Air Patrol
Educational Materials

Updated: December 23, 2008