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Airfoil
Alphonse Penaud
Altimeter
Center of Gravity
Drag
Fuselage
Leonardo da Vinci
Montgolfier brothers
Rudder
Thrust

Flight Word Search

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war
yaw
wright brothers
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weight
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travel
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space
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lift
hot air balloons
helicopters
gravity
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fuselage
four forces of flight
force
flight
expand
elevators
drag
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aviation
airplanes
aircrafts
ailerons
aerodynamics
adaptations

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT Word Search

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AERODYNAMICS
AIRFOIL
AVIATION
BERNOULLI
DIHEDRAL
DRAG
FLIGHT
FUEL
GENERAL JAMES
GODDARD
GRAVITY
GROSSWEIGHT
JET
LIFT
LINDBERGH
PAYLOAD
PILOT
PRINCIPLES
RELATIVEWIND
RICHENBACKER
RUDDER
SINBAD
THRUST
WEIGHT
WRIGHT

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

Airplanes Word Search

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concorde
airport
hangar
jumbo jet
landing gear
runway
flight attendant
wings
fuselage
airfoil
pilot
propeller
rudder
altitude
yaw
pitch

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

Aerospace Crossword

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Description

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

Aviation Word Search

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Description

airplane
airspeed indicator
altimeter
attitude indicator
bank
control stick
drag
elevators
engine
flare
fly
friction
fuselage
gravity
heading indicator
instrument panel
knots
lift
navigate
pitch
propeller
rudder pedals
stall
start switch
tachometer
throttle
thrust
vertical speed indicator
visibility
wing
yaw

Air and Flight Word Search

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yaw
wings
thrust
rudder
roll
propeller
pressure
pitch
parachute
lift
kite
hotairballoon
helicopter
gravity
glider
elevator
drag
cockpit
Bernoulli
bank
autogiro
airship
aileron
airplane
resistance

Aviation Terms Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Flight And Space Crossword

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Description

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