Tag Archives: Thrust

Aerodynamics: Stalls and Spins

Today, we’re going to look at some flight maneuvers from one of our favorite books, the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. Critical load factors apply to all flight maneuvers except unaccelerated straight flight where a load factor of 1 G is always present. Certain maneuvers considered in this section are known to involve relatively high load […]

Aircraft Performance: Introduction to Performance Factors

For today’s post, we have adapted information from the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge to introduce the subject of aircraft performance. Matters of aircraft performance will always be subject to the guidelines of your specific aircraft outlined in the performance or operational information section of the Aircraft Flight Manual/Pilot’s Operating Handbook (AFM/POH). The use of […]

Aerodynamics: The Four Forces Part 2

This is the second part of this two part series on the four forces of flight, where we’ll introduce thrust and drag. You can find our intro to lift and weight here. William Kershner‘s The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual by will explain thrust and drag: Thrust Thrust is furnished by a propeller or jet. The […]

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