Synopsis by Alice Day
The complex forces that enable a plane to fly are discussed in Look and Learn - The Young Geographer: How a Plane Flies. Students will explore the challenges faced by aeronautical engineers as they consider the problems of lifting a heavy object into the air and maintaining controlled flight. Lift, thrust, gravity, drag, air movement, engines, and flaps are all explained in clear terminology aimed at students in grades seven through 12. This series of programs documents the ways in which man moves efficiently from place to place, and how technology has influenced these methods.