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16 Cards in this Set

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Four Fources of Flight

Lift counteracts weight, thrust counteracts drag.

Newtons Third law of motion

for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

What is lift?

net force generated against earth's gravitational pull

Bernouli's law

When fluid is accelerated, its pressure decreases.

Angle of Attack

Angle formed between relative wind and chord line of the wing.

How does a stall happen?

When angle of attack reaches its critical limit and airflow separates from the wing.

Three Dimensions of motion

Up and down - (pitch) - Elevator

Horizontal (yaw) - Rudder

Rolling (bank) - Ailleron

Three Axes of the plane

Vertical - top to bottom

Lateral - side to side

Longitudinal - Tip to tail

Motions acting around axis

Pitch - lateral

yaw - vertical

bank - longitudinal

Which component of lift makes plane turn?

Horizontal component of lift

Four left-turning tendencies

Gyroscopic procession


spiraling slipstream


Flight instruments



Gyroscopic Instruments: how to power

Electrically or using vacuum pressure.

Types of Gyroscopic Instruments

Attitude indicator - shows pitch and attitude information

Heading indicator

Pitot-static system

Airspeed indicator - compares ram air pressure to static pressure and give readout of speed

Altimeter - senses changed in outside ambient pressure and tells attitude.

Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) - senses how fast the outside pressure is changing and tells how fast climbing or descending

(all sensitive to changes in pressure)

Pilot Requirments

40 hours flight time

17 years old.