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Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics
Fundamental Terms
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1. G

This decreases when the spoilers are used.

A. Weight

2. F

The faster the air is pushed through the jet engine, the more forceful this is.

B. Newton's First Law

3. I

This, along with weight, acts as resistance to aircraft motion.

C. Vortices

4. E

If thrust is greater than drag, this law describes the increase in velocity.

D. Streamlines

5. B

When thrust and drag are in balance, this law explains why the aircraft has a constant velocity.

E. Newton's Second Law

6. H

Jets produce thrust through the application of this law.

F. Thrust

7. A

For an aircraft to fly, the lift must be greater than this force.

G. Lift

8. D

This is described as the flow of air along a smooth path.

H. Newton's Third Law

9. C

This swirling flow occurs near the wing tips.

I. Drag

Self Check Code

A = G, B = E, C = J, D = E, E = E, F = N. G = N, H = T, I = I

Find the phrase by using the above code from the letter next to the number. 

J.....E.....T..........E.....N.....G.....I.....N.....E

_____ _____ _____........... _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

9.........5.........6...................4..........1..........7.........3..........2........8

 


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