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The two bigs things on the side of them plane that help allow it to fly wings
The wheel and tire in the front of the plane nosegear
What helps elevate the plan lift
The main part of the plane that lies in the middle fuselage
What makes the plane start engine
a hinged flap on the horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft elevators
what has revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades attached to it. propellers
a metal fairing that is attached to and revolves with the propeller boss of an aircraft in order to streamline it. spinner
increase the lift of an aircraft wing at a given airspeed flaps
typically found on the aft end of the fuselage or body vertical stablilzers
what pulls the plane forward thrust
what pulls the plane backwards drag

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Flight Word Search

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war
yaw
wright brothers
wings
weight
travelling
travel
thrust
streamlined
space
rudder
roll
propulsion
propel
pressure
pitch
mass
lift
hot air balloons
helicopters
gravity
glide
fuselage
four forces of flight
force
flight
expand
elevators
drag
compressed
aviation
airplanes
aircrafts
ailerons
aerodynamics
adaptations

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Aviation Vocabulary Crossword

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an aircraft which is not powered but instead glides on air glider
between or among continents intercontinental
powered flying vehicle, fixed wings, weighs more than air it displaces airplane
lift from one or morsels of revolving overhead rotors helicopter
compartment for the pilot in the aircraft cockpit
escape from aircraft by being explosively propelled out eject
process of finding ones location and planning a route navigation
revolving shaft with blades propeller
protect from danger, risk, or injury safety
become airborne takeoff
coming or bringing to land landing
horizontal structures on both sides of the plane supporting it in the air wings
two brothers that made first flight in a powered aircraft wrightbrothers
protect eyes from dust, glare, water, etc. goggles
one piece of clothing worn by military pilots flight suit
material that opens up to slow landing parachute

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Aerospace Crossword

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The horizontal line that passes through the center of gravity of the aircraft, perpendicular to its flight path. Lateral Axis
The part of the airfoil that meets the airflow first. Leading Edge
The force that created by the effect of airflow as it passes over and under the wing. Lift
A straight line parallel to the length of the fuselage but that runs through the aircraft’s center of gravity. Longitudinal Axis
Mach. A decimal number representing the true airspeed relationship to the local speed of sound. M
Characteristic of the aircraft that permits you to maneuver it easily and allows it to withstand the stress resulting from the maneuver. Maneuverability
Motion around the lateral axis caused by deflection in the elevator controlled by moving the yoke forward and aft. Pitch
Consists of both the engine and propeller in a small airplane. Powerplant
Aircraft stability is the characteristic of an airplane in flight that causes it to return to a condition of equilibrium, or steady flight, after it is disturbed. Stability
Caused by the separation of airflow from the wing’s upper surface resulting in a rapid decrease in lift. Stall
Forces and moments on the body caused by a disturbance tend initially to return the body toward its equilibrium position. Static Stability
Aircraft speeds under Mach 1. Subsonic
Aircraft speeds between Mach 1 and 5. Supersonic
A reduction in the chord of a wing as measured from the root to the tip of the wing. Taper
Forward-acting force which opposes drag and propels the aircraft through the air. Thrust
The last point on an airfoil that interacts with the airflow around the wing. Trailing Edge
The ratio of inertial forces to viscous forces. Reynolds Number
Develops new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration, often specializing in areas such as structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, and production methods. Aerospace Engineer
Develops new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration, often specializing in areas such as structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, and production methods. Aerospace Engineer
A device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air. Aircraft
Air Traffic Control, A system is to prevent a collision between aircraft operating in the system and to organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide support for National Security and Homeland Defense. ATC
Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is an operating mode of the Department of Transportation responsible for the safety of civil aviation. FAA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The United States government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space. NASA
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. From March 3, 1915 until October 1, 1958, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) provided advice and carried out much of the cutting-edge research in aeronautics in the United States. NACA

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Aviation Crossword

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Use the rudder on the vertical stabilizer to the control the ___________. YAW
Air is actually a ____________ because it flows. FLUID
Who's principle states that as a fluid increases velocity, its pressure drops? BERNOULLI
What word means the width of and airplane's wing? CHORD
Weight is caused by the downward pull of ____________________. GRAVITY
Roll is controlled by the ______________________ on the wings. AILERONS
______________ = Mass / Volume DENSITY
Our gliders are made out of what material? BALSAWOOD
The elevators on the _________ _________ control the pitch. HORIZONTALSTABILIZER
What is the tube-like body of an aircraft called? FUSELAGE
What is the distance between the center of gravity and the neutral point called? STATICMARGIN
_____________ = Wing Planar Area / Glider Weight LER
Air resistance is also known as ______________. DRAG
The angle the wings make as they tilt upwards is called the ________________. DIHEDRAL
The Wright Brothers first flew their plane at _________ _________, North Carolina. KITTYHAWK
This is the upward force that is opposite weight. LIFT
The engines on an airplane provide this forward force. THRUST

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Flight Crossword

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The force exerted by the engine and its propellers, which pushes air backward with the object of causing a reaction, or thrust, of the airplane in the forward direction Thrust
The resistance of the airplane to forward motion directly opposed to thrust. Drag
The upward force created by the wings moving through the air, which sustains the airplane in flight. Lift
The downward force due to the weight (gravity) of the airplane and its load, directly opposed to lift. Weight
The command and control area. Cockpit
Also known as the body, holds all the pieces together. Fuselage
Used at takeoff and landing to produce additional force (Change lift). Slats
Small plates that distribute flow over the wing and help the plane roll from side to side. Spoiler
The outboard hinged part of the wing. It is used to roll the wings from side to side. Aileron
Deployed downward on takeoff and landing to increase the amount of force produced by the wing. Flaps
It is used to deflect the tail up and down. Elevator
it is used to deflect the tail to the left and right as viewed from the front of the fuselage. Rudder
Keeps the nose of the plane from swinging from side to side, which is called yaw. Vertical Stabilizer
Prevents an up-and-down motion of the nose, which is called pitch. Horizontal Stabilizer
Generate most of the lift to hold the plane in the air. Wings
Located beneath the wings, provide the thrust to overcome drag and push the airplane forward through the air. Engine

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Aviation Crossword

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What is the instrument that shows the speed of the airplane? airspeed indicator
A collection of instruments critical for the operation of the airplane: instrument panel
What instrument shows how high the airplane is flying? altimeter
The instrument that shows when the airplane is level, banked, climbing or descending: attitude indicator
The instrument that shows how fast the airplane climbs or descends vertical speed indicator
A navigational instrument used by pilots to determine direction: heading indicator
What turns on the airplane? start switch
What instrument shows engine speed? tachometer
What is the control that changes the engine speed? throttle
An upward force that acts against gravity because of low air pressure created above the surface of an airplane's wing is? lift
What force pulls downward on the plane? gravity
A force created by the engine, that gives the airplane forward motion: thrust
This force will slow the forward movement of an airplane through the air: drag
As the speed of moving air increases, the air pressure decreases: Bernoulli's Principle
The moving of the nose up or down is? Pitch
This is controlled by moving the ailerons, resulting in one wing going up and the other down: bank
The steering of the nose either left or right: yaw
What is the maneuver in which the airplane's nose is up slightly, speed is decreased for landing, and the aircraft is positioned for touchdown: flare
Nautical miles per hour: knots
To follow a course to reach a destination: navigate
To slowly drive the plane on the ground is called? taxi
How far ahead the pilot can see is called? visibility
What is the highest altitude the airplane is capable of flying called? ceiling
What are the moving parts of the horizontal tail that pitch the airplane nose up or down? elevators
What are the moving panels near each wing tip that bank or roll the plane? ailerons

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PLTW Vocab 4.2 Word Search

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CAMBER
CHORD
DIHEDRAL
DRAG
ELEVATOR
EMPENNAGE
FLAPS
FLUID
FORCE
FUSELAGE
GLIDER
GRAVITY
HEAVIER THAN AIR
HORIZONTAL STABILIZER
HYPERSONIC
LEADING EDGE
LIFT
LIGHTER THAN AIR
MACH 1
MASS
NEWTONS 1ST LAW
NEWTONS 2ND LAW
NEWTONS 3RD LAW
PITCH
PRECISE INPUT
PROPELLANT
PROPELLER
PROPULSION
RAMJET
ROCKET ENGINEER
ROLL
RUDDER
SLATS
SPOILER
THRUST
TRAILING EDGE
TURBINE
VELOCITY
VERTICAL STABILIZER
WEIGHT
WING
YAW

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PLTW Vocab 4.2 Crossword

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A measure of the curvature of the airfoil. Camber
An engine that produces thrust by expelling hot gasses from a rear nozzle. Rocket engine
The width of an airfoil or wing. Chord
The clockwise or counterclockwise motion of an aircraft. Roll
The angle between the horizon and the wings. Dihedral
A rear vertical stabilizer that controls side to side or yawing motion of the aircraft nose. Rudder
Resistance of the air (technically a fluid) against the forward movement of an airplane. Drag
A rear horizontal stabilizer that controls up and down or pitching motion of the aircraft nose. Elevator
Protrusions from the leading edge of a wing that, when combined with the flaps, result in a significant increase in lift. Slats
The tail assembly of an aircraft, including the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, elevators, and rudder. Empennage
Device used to destroy lift. Found on the top of the wing in varying sizes. Spoiler

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Main Parts of an Airplane Crossword

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A device used for flight in the air Aircraft
A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of air. Airplane
The body of the aircraft, used to carry crew, passengers, and cargo. Fuselage
Controls the roll. Ailerons
Moveable surface used during landing and take off. Flaps
Used to support the aircraft in flight by producing lift. Wings
Refers to the entire tail section of an airplane, and has 3 parts. Empennage
Controls the up and down movement of the aircraft's nose (pitch). Elevator
Attached to the fin, controls the side-to-side movement of an aircraft (yaw). Rudder
Like the tires on a car it supports the landing of the aircraft and used to maneuver. Landing Gear
Created by a propeller or a jet engine. Propulsion

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Work and Machines Crossword Puzzle

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The object that is moved or lifted (known as the output force) Load
The unit used to measure force Newton
The transfer of energy that occurs when a force makes an object move Work
The unit of work Joule
A device that uses energy to perform an activity Machine
The force applied to the machine and the force you exert Input Force
The weight of the object of which force is being exerted to known as the load Output Force
Output force ÷ input force; the number of times a machine multiplies the effort force Mechanical Advantage
Ration of output work done by the machine to input work done on the machine expressed as a percentage Efficiency
A sloping surface that reduces the amount of force required to do work inclined plane
A simple machine that is an inclined plane with one or two sloping sides Wedge
A simple machine that consists of an inclined plane wrapped in a spiral around a cylindrical post Screw
A simple machine consisting of a bar free to pivot about a fixed point called a fulcrum lever
The point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots Fulcrum
A circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground wheel
A rod or spindle passing through the center of a wheel or group of wheels. axle
A group of wheels with a rope, chain, or cable running along a groove Pulley
Two or more simple machines that operate together Compound machine
A type of lever that looks like a wheel with teeth gear
The forces that oppose the relative motion of an object through a fluid air resistance
A machine designed to make work easier by increasing the distance and decreasing effort Simple machine
The force which an effort force must overcome in order to do work on an object via a simple machine resistance
a force that acts upon all objects gravity
An influence that causes a free body to undergo acceleration; a push or a pull force
The overall force on an object when all the individual forces acting on it are added together net force
Forces that cause a change in the motion of an object unbalanced forces
Two forces acting in opposite directions on an object, and equal in size balanced forces
The resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion inertia
A force that opposes motion friction
measured as a product of an objects mass and velocity momentum

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