Welcome to an introduction on how aircraft fly. On December 17th,
1903, the first manned flight ever took to the sky
by the Wright brothers (Life). Wilbur and Orville
Wright created a revolution. Today, air transportation primarily in the
commercial jets crowd the
sky. How can these jets that weight hundreds of tons make if off
the ground? Below, there are a
few links that explain the different theories and ideas of how
aircraft are able to combat gravity and lift off.
Forces - Bernoulli's Principle
Newtonian Principle - Summary - Sources
Samuel Schneeberger taken from here.
Website by Devon Fitzpatrick. Physics 211x Newman. November 23rd,