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

Air and Flight Word Search

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mass
space
insulate
compress
forces
rocket
hovercraft
elevators
ailerons
glider
birds
pilot
aviation
aerodynamic
pressure
roll
propel
bernoullis principle
gravity
yaw
pitch
thrust
lift
drag

Main Parts of an Airplane Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

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

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT Word Search

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Description

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 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Aviation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Flight Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Basics of Aviation Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Aileron
Airfoil
Airplane
Airport
Altitude
Aviation
Ceiling
Cockpit
Drag
Flaps
Lift
Logbook
Pilot
Pitch
Propeller
Runway
Tail
Throttle
Thrust
Tower
Vector
Weather
Weight
Wing

PLTW Vocab 4.2 Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Aerospace Crossword

Type
Crossword
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