Flight mechanics - Lift and trajectory


In the "Flight Mechanics - Lift and Trajectory" course, you will delve into the fundamental principles that govern the generation of lift and the control of an aircraft's trajectory. Through a series of engaging modules, you will gain insights into the relationship between angle of attack and speed, the limitations imposed by factors such as stall, spiral dive, and flutter, and the techniques for controlling the trajectory of an aircraft.

  • Understand the impact of angle of attack and speed on lift
  • Explore the hazards and limitations of flight, including stall, spiral dive, and flutter
  • Learn to control the trajectory of an aircraft and its relation to lift and load factor

This course is particularly valuable for aviation enthusiasts, aspiring pilots, and aerospace engineering students seeking a foundational understanding of flight mechanics. With comprehensive and interactive modules, this course provides a robust foundation for those interested in the principles that underpin the mechanics of flight.

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Flight mechanics - Lift and trajectory
Course Modules

This course comprises four modules that cover the fundamentals of flight mechanics, including lift and angle of attack, limitations such as stall and flight envelope, controlling the trajectory, and a comprehensive summary and final assessment.

Lift and Angle of Attack

Module 1: Lift and Angle of Attack

  • Gain insights into aerodynamic forces and lift coefficient
  • Explore the relationship between angle of attack and speed
  • Practical application of angle of attack variation and lift creation
  • Experiment with the angle of attack-speed relationship

Limitations: Stall & Flight envelope

Module 2: Limitations - Stall & Flight Envelope

  • Understand stall phenomenon and its impact on aircraft
  • Explore the flight envelope and operational limitations
  • Assess the characteristics and consequences of stall
  • Participate in quizzes and assessments to solidify knowledge

Controlling the trajectory

Module 3: Controlling the Trajectory

  • Learn about trajectory, bank angle, and load factor in aircraft control
  • Explore control techniques and maneuvering in different conditions
  • Participate in practical exercises and quizzes to enhance learning

Summary and Final assessment

Module 4: Summary and Final Assessment

  • Review and summarize the key concepts covered in the course
  • Participate in a final assessment to gauge understanding
  • Consolidate learning and assess knowledge retention
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