How Do Airplanes Fly?

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How do airplanes fly? What inventions led to the modern airplanes and jets we have now? We all have these questions in our head but not everyone is curious enough to find out. The dream of flying is as old as mankind itself. However, the concept of the airplane hasn’t been around for that long. Before that time, men and women tried to navigate the air by trying different things I’m stating birds. They built wings to strap onto their arm or machines with flapping wings called ornithopters. On the surface, it seemed like a good plan. After all, there are plenty of birds in the air to show that the concept does work. After all the experiments, Airplanes become one of the greatest inventions of all time.
Before airplanes or anything human made
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1899 through 1905, the wright brothers conducted a program of research and a serious of experimentations that led to the first airplane in December 1903. The airplane was able to fly for 12 seconds and spanned 120 feet. Two years later, they built and flew the first fully practical airplane. The Wright Brothers are credited to have the first successful flight. Even though their plane was catapulted straight to give it speed, as years went on the mechanics as well as the design of the plane was greatly improved. The first powered crossing of the English Channel was by Louis Bleriot in 1909. Because of the improvements noted, suggestions were made to make the plane a weapon. The two most popular planes built at the time were bi and tri planes. When using the planes as a weapon during World War I, the pilots would carry grenades and bombs to simply throw them out of the plane as they fly over the enemy lines. The development of aircraft was inspired by the requirements of the war because aircraft was mostly used for the …show more content…
It is the most accurate way to travel long distance. Air transport contributes to the economic development by enabling to transport people and goods across borders. Air transport provides the only worldwide transportation network which makes it necessary for global business and tourism. Airplanes transport about 2 billion passengers a year and about 40% of interregional imports and exports of goods. Air transport It allows people to have adventures in new countries, to relax on tropical beaches, to build business relationships and to visit friends and family. Civil aircraft manufacturing fuels the U.S. economy by being the top U.S net export. According to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, civil aircraft manufacturing contributed $54.3 billion to the U.S. trade balance, more imports than exports in 2012. The real growth in civilian commercial aircraft manufacturing output between 2009 and 2012 averaged 9.2 percent per year, outpacing overall U.S. economic growth with sales of new aircraft in both the domestic and overseas

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