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Teaching Aerodynamics

Teaching Aerodynamics Part Two:


To understand the aerodynamic concepts of how an airplane can overcome its own weight and to understand how resistance to its movement is generated and managed.


An airplane must overcome its weight to fly and must be able to move through the air in order to do it. An understanding of these aerodynamic concepts/forces allow the pilot to understand how to anticipate and manage these forces.

  1. Learn how to correctly explain Aerodynamics.

  2. Live from KOPF & KPAO.

  3. This lesson covers how an aircraft achieves stability around the three axes and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of stability.

  4. Also the forces in a climb, descent, and turn are discussed.

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