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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



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