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|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.|
1 - Airfoil
Experiment 2 - Airfoil
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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.|
|The Compass||A compass, whether it is used in the air, on the ground, or at sea, is a basic navigational instrument.|
|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.|
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