What is it that allows this 150000 pounds Boeing 737-800 aircraft fly? You’ve probably seen this large jet air craft before but have you ever thought about that exact question? What makes it this 130 foot air craft climb thousands and thousands of feet into the air? Is it the two jet engines, both of which produce around 27,000 pounds of thrust or could it be the massive 112 foot wing span? So what is about this aircraft that allows it to fly well?
However a pie which and now there’s much more to it than just that in total, there are four You’re about to find out on aerodynamics of flying, to end the answer, we will climb into the smaller Cessna 172s Skyhawk. It may not be 150000 pounds jet but the same principle apply most people probably understand, that on an airplane the wings allow it to fly while the propeller or jet engine drive it forward. This is a good base of knowledge for your interests.
There are forces that act on an airplane while in flight. These four forces are lift, thrust, weight and the drag. the wing itself doesn’t generate lift. It’s more about the shape of the wing. The wing is shaped like an air foiling normal forward flight. The wind passing over the wing are called relative wind that helps the airfoil generate the lift.When the air is moving across the air foil, it is forced to move faster across the top and it is long at the bottom. This is a preview of how aerodynamics work.