Aeroplanes use the same forces and physical principles as birds to fly. Discover how man has copied nature to achieve flight.
- Flight occurs when the upward force (lift) is greater than the downward.
- Flight is explained by Newton's third law.
- Lift is achieved due to the shape of the plane's wing.
- The Wright brothers achieved the first sustained flight in 1903.
Evolutionary adaptations allow many animals to fly, but it wasn't until 1903 that man first mastered powered flight when the Wright brothers took to the air.
The Wright Brothers, USA
It was only possible with an understanding of the forces at work and how to manipulate them.
The Earth's gravity acts downwards, pulling ...
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