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Aerodynamics

Atmospheric Pressure

Aerodynamics

Atmospheric pressure is the weight of the air itself pushing inward on the airplane.  Being a gas, air can be compressed or expanded depending on the pressure on it.  At it’s very basic level, as you increase altitude, less air is weighing down on the aircraft, and on itself, thus it becomes less dense.

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Airplane Parts – Major Components

Aerodynamics

I guess we should start with the basics of the basics.  Lets talk about plane parts.  The graphic below shows the main parts of an airplane body.

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