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Flight Principles

This chapter discusses the fundamental physical laws governing the forces acting on an airplane in flight, and what effect these natural laws and forces have on the performance characteristics of airplanes. To competently control the airplane, the pilot must understand the principles involved and learn to utilize or counteract these natural forces.

Modern general aviation airplanes have what may be considered high performance characteristics. Therefore, it is increasingly necessary that pilots appreciate and understand the principles upon which the art of flying is based.

Select following Flight Principles Topics:

Structure of the Atmosphere

Magnus Effect

Bernoulli's Principle of Pressure

Airfoil Design

Low Pressure Above

High Pressure Below

Pressure Distribution


More topics.