NASA Dynamics of Flight

How does a plane fly? How does a hot air balloon keep afloat? The dynamics of flying and how the different properties of air is used to sustain flight is uncovered in this NASA lesson from its Aeronautics and Space unit. Newton’s Laws of Motion is looked at, helping us better understand the forces at play when flying a plane, the speed of sound and breaking the sound barrier as well as the different regimes of flight. This is a great resource aimed at the curious and aspiring pilots!

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