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aerodynamics The study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.
weight A force that is always directed toward the center of the earth.
Lift Generated by the motion of the airplane through the air and overcomes weight.
Drag The air resisting the motion of the aircraft.
Thrust To overcome drag, a propulsion system to generates force.
Bernoulli Principle As the air velocity increases, the pressure decreases; and as the velocity decreases, the pressure increases.
Angle of Attack One of the factors that determines the aircraft's rate of speed through the air.
Stall The point at which the amount of lift generated is no longer sufficient to support the aircraft in air, this is called the stalling point.
Ailerons Responsible for turning the plane left or right. Found on the Wings.
Elevator Responsible for making the plane go up and down. Found on the Tail.
Rudder Causes slight turning without changing the level of the plane. Found on the vertical stabilizer.
Created by: melissa.a.ortega