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Forces of Flight

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What is an aircraft?All types of vehicles that fly or move through the air
What are the forces like when an aircraft climbs or takes off?Forces are unbalanced. Lift is greater than weight
What are the forces like when an aircraft cruises?All forces are balanced or equal to each other
What are the forces like when an aircraft lands?Forces are unbalanced. Weight is greater than lift
What is drag?Wind or resistance that slows a plane down.
What is force?A push or a pull that can make an object move, stop moving, or change directions
What is gravity?A force that pulls objects down to Earth
What is lift?A force that pushes planes upwards
What is thrust?A force or push that comes from propellers, wind, or jet engines
What is weight/ (in aircraft terms)Force that pulls an aircraft down toward Earth


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