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Fundamental Aerodynamics: Lift, Weight, Thrust And Drag Explained

Introducing the fundamental forces of flight - lift, drag, thrust, and weight - and how they work together to shape aircraft performance and handling.
01 May 2024

Fuel-Efficient Flying: Mastering Engine Mixture Management

Are you setting your mixture correctly during flight? Why it's important, and how to operate your airplane engine safely and efficiently.
21 March 2024

Understanding Adverse Yaw: A Pilot’S Guide To Flying Coordinated Turns

Adverse yaw describes an aircraft’s natural tendency to yaw in the opposite direction to the direction of a banked turn.
11 February 2024

Climb And Descent Rate Calculator

Use our climb and descent rate calculator to ensure you always arrive at your intended altitude on time and at the correct location.
06 November 2023

Quiz: Five Carb Icing Questions

Five questions to test how well you understand the phenomenon of carburetor icing. Can you score full marks?
24 August 2023

How Does An Aircraft Wing Produce Lift?

The question of how an airplane’s wing produces lift is one of the most frequently asked aeronautical questions and also one of the most poorly explained.
18 August 2023

The Layers And Composition Of Our Atmosphere

An introduction to the composition and physical properties of our atmosphere, and how this relates to aircraft performance.
28 July 2023

Carburetor Icing Probability Calculator

An interactive carburetor icing calculator designed to assist pilots in identifying the typical conditions where carburetor icing is most likely to occur.
27 July 2023

Newton's Laws And The Physics Of Flight

An introduction to the fundamental physical laws governing heaver-than-air flight, and how this translates to the motion of an aircraft in flight.
20 July 2023

Quiz: Five Altimeter Questions

Test your knowledge of the aircraft altimeter with this short quiz.
06 July 2023
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