How do Planes Fly?

How do Planes Fly? (HM20ZB)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23518
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N 36° 54.042', W 76° 12.006'

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What four forces act upon an airplane?
Air flowing over the curved wings of an airplane creates a force called lift.

As an airplane moves through the air, a force called drag tries to slow the plane down.

The force that pulls all objects toward Earth, including airplanes, is gravity. Lift from the airplane's wings must overcome gravity and the weight of the airplane.

The plane's engines propelled forward. This forward plane's called thrust.

How does an airplane provide lift?
Planes can't fly without wings. Wings must have a special shape-called an airfoil, which is more curved above than below. Air flows faster over the airfoil's curved upper surface than under it. This creates a force called lift which enables the plane to fly. The faster an airplane moves toward the greater the lift.

Parts of an Airplane
The tail is where the control surface such as the rudder and the evlevators are located.

Ailerons are used to turn and maneuver the airplane.

The fuselage is where passengers and cargo are carried and where the cockpit is located.

The engines provide thrust.

The wing of an airplane provides lift.

The rudder is
used along with the ailerons to turn or bank the airplane in flight.

Elevators help the airplane go up or down.

The flaps provide additional lift during take off and landing.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 393078 N 4084529
Decimal Degrees36.90070000, -76.20010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 54.042', W 76° 12.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 54' 2.5200000000001" N, 76° 12' 0.36000000000001" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Botanical Gardens Ac Rd, Norfolk VA 23518, US
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