Aerodynamics & Performance


  • Aerodynamics is the branch of dynamics dealing with the motion of air and other gases which give us the performance we need to fly
  • It can be associated with the forces acting on an object in motion through the air or with an object that is stationary in a current of air
  • Several factors affect aircraft performance including the atmosphere, aerodynamics, and aircraft icing
  • Pilots need an understanding of these factors for a sound basis for prediction of aircraft response to control inputs
Lift/Drag Performance Curve



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