How Do Airplanes Fly?

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 form of
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.

  The Forces  -  Bernoulli's Principle  -  Newtonian Principle  -  Summary  -  Sources 

Background by Samuel Schneeberger taken from here.

Website by Devon Fitzpatrick.  Physics 211x Newman. November 23rd, 2010.