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Principles of Flight - Level 1

Uses of Airplanes Aviation means: all flying done by general aviation, the military, and the airlines.
Parts Of An Airplane Learning the names and functions of the surfaces of an airplane will help you appreciate the construction and design as well as the aerodynamics of an airplane.
Experiment 1 - Airfoil
Experiment 2 - Airfoil
Experiment 3 - Airfoil
Experiment 4 - Propeller
Experiment 5 - Propeller
What Makes An Airplane Fly? For an airplane to fly, it must always engage in a tug of war between the opposing forces of lift versus weight and thrust versus drag.
How A Plane Is Controlled? Cars go only left or right, but planes must be steered up or down as well. A plane has parts on its wings and tail called control surfaces to help it.
Experiment 6
The Compass A compass, whether it is used in the air, on the ground, or at sea, is a basic navigational instrument.
Experiment 7
Experiment 8
Flight Instruments There are many sophisticated instruments that help a pilot fly an aircraft.
Weather Pilots and air transportation facilities need up-to-date weather information to make flying safer and more comfortable.
Experiment 9
Experiment 10
Experiment 11
Experiment 12
Experiment 13
Experiment 14
Experiment 15
Experiment 16

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