Main Parts of an Airplane Crossword

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

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Aerospace Crossword

Aerospace Crossword

The horizontal line that passes through the center of gravity of the aircraft, perpendicular to its flight path.
The part of the airfoil that meets the airflow first.
The force that created by the effect of airflow as it passes over and under the wing.
A straight line parallel to the length of the fuselage but that runs through the aircraft’s center of gravity.
Mach. A decimal number representing the true airspeed relationship to the local speed of sound.
Characteristic of the aircraft that permits you to maneuver it easily and allows it to withstand the stress resulting from the maneuver.
Motion around the lateral axis caused by deflection in the elevator controlled by moving the yoke forward and aft.
Consists of both the engine and propeller in a small airplane.
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.
Caused by the separation of airflow from the wing’s upper surface resulting in a rapid decrease in lift.
Forces and moments on the body caused by a disturbance tend initially to return the body toward its equilibrium position.
Aircraft speeds under Mach 1.
Aircraft speeds between Mach 1 and 5.
A reduction in the chord of a wing as measured from the root to the tip of the wing.
Forward-acting force which opposes drag and propels the aircraft through the air.
The last point on an airfoil that interacts with the airflow around the wing.
The ratio of inertial forces to viscous forces.
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.
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.
A device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air.
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.
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.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The United States government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space.
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.

PLTW Vocab 4.2 Crossword

PLTW Vocab 4.2 Crossword

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

Aviation Vocabulary Crossword

Aviation Vocabulary Crossword

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

Aviation Crossword

Aviation Crossword

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

Flight Crossword

Flight Crossword

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
The resistance of the airplane to forward motion directly opposed to thrust.
The upward force created by the wings moving through the air, which sustains the airplane in flight.
The downward force due to the weight (gravity) of the airplane and its load, directly opposed to lift.
The command and control area.
Also known as the body, holds all the pieces together.
Used at takeoff and landing to produce additional force (Change lift).
Small plates that distribute flow over the wing and help the plane roll from side to side.
The outboard hinged part of the wing. It is used to roll the wings from side to side.
Deployed downward on takeoff and landing to increase the amount of force produced by the wing.
It is used to deflect the tail up and down.
it is used to deflect the tail to the left and right as viewed from the front of the fuselage.
Keeps the nose of the plane from swinging from side to side, which is called yaw.
Prevents an up-and-down motion of the nose, which is called pitch.
Generate most of the lift to hold the plane in the air.
Located beneath the wings, provide the thrust to overcome drag and push the airplane forward through the air.

Aviation Terms Crossword

Aviation Terms  Crossword

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.
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.
A propeller mounted in back of its engine, pushing an aircraft through the air, as opposed to a TRACTOR configuration.
Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the action around a central point. Compare PITCH and YAW.
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.
The movable part of a vertical airfoil which controls the YAW of an aircraft; the fixed part being the FIN.
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.
oo shallow a bank in a turn, causing an aircraft to slide outward from its ideal turning path.
A four-digit number dialed into his transponder by a pilot to identify his aircraft to air traffic controllers
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.
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.
A twisting, gyroscopic force acting in opposition to an axis of rotation, such as with a turning propeller; aka Torsion.
To land short of a runwway or planned landing spot. Opposite is OVERSHOOT.
A small, stabilizing, rudderlike addition to the tips of a wing to control or employ air movement.
The control wheel of an aircraft, akin to a automobile steering wheel.
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.
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).
Devised for reasons of clarity in aviation voice radio, this is the current NATO version in global use:
An adjustable aneroid-barometric cockpit instrument used to measure an aircraft's altitude.
An Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC).

Aviation Crossword

Aviation Crossword

What is the instrument that shows the speed of the airplane?
A collection of instruments critical for the operation of the airplane:
What instrument shows how high the airplane is flying?
The instrument that shows when the airplane is level, banked, climbing or descending:
The instrument that shows how fast the airplane climbs or descends
A navigational instrument used by pilots to determine direction:
What turns on the airplane?
What instrument shows engine speed?
What is the control that changes the engine speed?
An upward force that acts against gravity because of low air pressure created above the surface of an airplane's wing is?
What force pulls downward on the plane?
A force created by the engine, that gives the airplane forward motion:
This force will slow the forward movement of an airplane through the air:
As the speed of moving air increases, the air pressure decreases:
The moving of the nose up or down is?
This is controlled by moving the ailerons, resulting in one wing going up and the other down:
The steering of the nose either left or right:
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:
Nautical miles per hour:
To follow a course to reach a destination:
To slowly drive the plane on the ground is called?
How far ahead the pilot can see is called?
What is the highest altitude the airplane is capable of flying called?
What are the moving parts of the horizontal tail that pitch the airplane nose up or down?
What are the moving panels near each wing tip that bank or roll the plane?

Lesson 4.2 Key Term Crossword

Lesson 4.2 Key Term Crossword

The controlling surface that regulates an aircraft's roll.
Resistance of the air (technically a fluid) against the forward movement of an airplane.
The controlling surface that regulates an aircraft's pitch.
The central body of an aircraft where wings and stabilizers are attached.
An airplane with no attached source of thrust.
The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth or toward any other physical body having mass.
An airfoil (usually at the back of an airplane) that resists up and down changes in motion.
The force that directly opposes the weight of an airplane and holds the airplane in the air.
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.
The relationship among an object's mass (m), acceleration (a), and an applied force (F), is Force equals mass times acceleration (F= ma).
For every action there is an equal and opposition reaction.
A controlling surface on an aircraft's tail that regulates yaw.
A force applied to a body to propel it in a desired direction. The force which moves an aircraft through the air.
A rotary engine that extracts energy from fluid turning blades.
A vertically oriented airfoil at the back of an airplane that resists left and right movements.
The force generated by the gravitational attraction of the earth on the airplane. Lift must be equal to weight in order to sustain flight.
The major horizontal surface on an airplane that provides lift.
A side-to-side motion of the nose of the aircraft.