How an Airplane Flies

Refer to the following caption.

Four Forces of Flight

Student Handout

Directions: Fill in the blank with the appropriate term. Label the airplane.

Four Forces of Flight

Word Bank

  • Drag
  • Lift
  • Thrust
  • Gravity

________________ is produced by air flowing over the wings and the angle of the wing into the wind.

________________ is the forward movement produced by an engine driven propeller, jet, or rocket engine.

________________ is the force that pulls an aircraft down.

________________ slows the forward movement of an aircraft.


A. _________________

C. _________________

airplane

B. _________________

D. _________________

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