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The path of aircraft traffic around an airfield, at an established height and direction. At tower-controlled fields the pattern is supervised by radio (or, in non-radio or emergency conditions by red and green light signals) by air traffic controllers. PATTERN
Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the vertical action, the up-and-down movement. Compare ROLL and YAW. (2) The angle of a propeller or rotor blade in relation to its arc; also the distance advanced by a blade in one full rotation. PITCH
A propeller mounted in back of its engine, pushing an aircraft through the air, as opposed to a TRACTOR configuration. PUSHER
Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the action around a central point. Compare PITCH and YAW. ROLL
A heavier-than-air aircraft that depends principally for its support in flight on the lift generated by one or more rotors. Includes helicopters and gyroplanes. ROTORCRAFT
The movable part of a vertical airfoil which controls the YAW of an aircraft; the fixed part being the FIN. RUDDER
A movement of an aircraft in which a relative flow of air moves along the lateral axis, resulting in a sideways movement from a projected flight path, especially a downward slip toward the inside of a banked turn. SIDESLIP
oo shallow a bank in a turn, causing an aircraft to slide outward from its ideal turning path. SKID
A four-digit number dialed into his transponder by a pilot to identify his aircraft to air traffic controllers SQUAWK
A backward inclination of an airfoil from root to tip in a way that causes the leading edge and often the trailing edge to meet relative wind obliquely, as wingforms that are swept back. SWEEPBACK
The driving force of a propeller in the line of its shaft or the forward force produced in reaction to the gases expelled rearward from a jet or rocket engine. Opposite of DRAG. THRUST
A twisting, gyroscopic force acting in opposition to an axis of rotation, such as with a turning propeller; aka Torsion. TORQUE
To land short of a runwway or planned landing spot. Opposite is OVERSHOOT. UNDERSHOOT
A small, stabilizing, rudderlike addition to the tips of a wing to control or employ air movement. WINGLET
The control wheel of an aircraft, akin to a automobile steering wheel. YOKE
Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the side-to-side movement of an aircraft on its vertical axis, as in skewing. Compare PITCH and ROLL. YAW
The shape of any flying surface, but principally a wing, as seen in side-view ("cross-section"). Its characteristics are Center of Pressure (CP), DRAG (CD), LIFT (CL), Lift-Drag Ratio (L/D), and Moment (CM). AIRFOIL
Devised for reasons of clarity in aviation voice radio, this is the current NATO version in global use: ALPHABET
An adjustable aneroid-barometric cockpit instrument used to measure an aircraft's altitude. ALTIMETER
An Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). CENTER

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Flight Word Search

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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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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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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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Air and Flight Word Search

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mass
space
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rocket
hovercraft
elevators
ailerons
glider
birds
pilot
aviation
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Aerospace Crossword

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The art, science, and technology of flight in the atmosphere. AVIATION
A mixture of gas that contains nitrogen, oxygen and other gases. AIR
-Any machine that is capable of flying through the air. AIRCRAFT
- Pertaining to air AERO
- The science of flight within the atmosphere. AERODYNAMICS
- A force which slows the forward movement. DRAG
- The upward movement of air ahead of the wing inflight UPWASH
- Forces in motion DYNAMIC
- A natural force pulling everything to Earth. GRAVITY
- The front part pf a wing or airfoil. LEANING EDGE
- The front part pf a wing or airfoil. LIFT
- A person who operates an aircraft in flight. AVIATOR
- The downward movement of air behind a wing in flight. DOWNWASH
- Height above sea level or ground level expressed in units. ALTITUDE
- The curved part of the airfoil from its leading to trailing edge. CAMBER
- Air in motion WIND

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Lesson 4.2 Key Term Crossword

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The controlling surface that regulates an aircraft's roll. Aileron
Resistance of the air (technically a fluid) against the forward movement of an airplane. Drag
The controlling surface that regulates an aircraft's pitch. Elevator
The central body of an aircraft where wings and stabilizers are attached. Fuselage
An airplane with no attached source of thrust. Glider
The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
An airfoil (usually at the back of an airplane) that resists up and down changes in motion. Horizontal Stabilizer
The force that directly opposes the weight of an airplane and holds the airplane in the air. Lift
Objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion unless an external force is applied. It is known as the law of inertia. Newton's 1st Law
The relationship among an object's mass (m), acceleration (a), and an applied force (F), is Force equals mass times acceleration (F= ma). Newton's 2nd Law
For every action there is an equal and opposition reaction. Newton's 3rd Law
A controlling surface on an aircraft's tail that regulates yaw. Rudder
A force applied to a body to propel it in a desired direction. The force which moves an aircraft through the air. Thrust
A rotary engine that extracts energy from fluid turning blades. Turbine
A vertically oriented airfoil at the back of an airplane that resists left and right movements. Vertical Stabilizer
The force generated by the gravitational attraction of the earth on the airplane. Lift must be equal to weight in order to sustain flight. Weight
The major horizontal surface on an airplane that provides lift. Wing
A side-to-side motion of the nose of the aircraft. Yaw

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Flight And Space Crossword

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the propulsive force of a jet or rocket engine Thrust
the branch of technology and industry concerned with both aviation and space flight. Aerospace
a vertical airfoil pivoted from the horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft, for controlling movement around the vertical axis. Rudder
the federal agency that is responsible for aerospace research, aeronautics, and the civilian space program. NASA
a structure with curved surfaces designed to give the most favorable ratio of lift to drag in flight, used as the basic form of the wings, fins, and horizontal stabilizer of most aircraft. Airfoil
a rocket-propelled spaceship. Rocket Ship
He was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. John Glenn
spaceflight mission that landed the first two people on the Moon. Apollo 11
Moved wind last a stationary object instead of moving the object through the air. Wind Tunnel
Final phase in flight development Flight Test
Principle that states when a fluid moves quickly, its pressure decreases. Bernoullis Principle
a force which tries to pull two objects toward each other. Gravity
Has only magnitude Scalar Quantity
Has both magnitude and direction Vector Quantity
the action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty. Drag
related to the amount of force acting on the object, either due to gravity or to a reaction force that holds it in place. Weight
The force that directly opposes the weight of an airplane and holds the airplane in the air. Lift
Move at constant velocities Balanced Forces
change in position of an object with respect to its surroundings in a given interval of time. Motion
English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Isaac Newton

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Principles of Flight Vocabulary Crossword

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Theory Set of Principles
___________ is the way objects move through the air. Aerodynamics
A_____ is a structure such as a wing or propeller blade Airfoil
The curve of an airfoil is the ________. Camber
Controlled space for testing airflow over a wing is a_______ _________ Windtunnel
The motion of air as it relates to the aircraft within it is ______ __________. relative wind
The angle between the direction of the relative wind and chord line of airfoil is the _____ ___ _______. Angle of attack
Up and down movement of the plane's nose is ______. Pitch
The straight line between the foremost and hindmost pointsof an airfoil viewed from the side is called the______ ________ Chord Line
A ______ is a rapid reduction in lifting force caused by exceeding the critical angle of attack. Stall

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