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aero
pertaining to air
airodynamics
relating to the forces of air in motion
aeronautics
the science of flight within the atmosphere
AGL
above ground level
air
a mixture of gases that contain approximately 79% nitrogen, 19% oxygen and 2% other
AIRCRAFT
ANY MACHINE THAT IS CAPALE OF FLYING THROUGH THE AIR. ULTRALIGHTS, AIRPLANES, GLIDERS, BALLOONS, HELICOPTERS ARE ALL INCLUDED
Airfoil
component, such as a wing, that is specifically designed to produce lift, thrust or directional stability
airport
a place on either land or water wher aircraft can land and take off for flight
altitude
height expressed in units above ea level, or ground level
aviation
the art science and technology of flight within the atmosphere
aviator
a person who operates an aircraft during flight
camber
the curved part of an airfoil that goes from the leading to the trailing edge
drag
a force which retards the forward movement of an aircraft in flight
dynamic
forces in motion
leading edge
the front part of an airfoil
lift
the upward force which opposes gravity, that supports the weight of an aircraft
relative wind
the flow of air which moves opposite the flight path of an airplane
static
standing still, or without motion
supersonic
faster than the speed of sound. Subsonic is below the speed of sound
thrust
the force which moves an aircraft forward in flight
trailing edge
the back part of an airfoil
wind
air in motion