Episode 4 – Basics of flight for student pilots

plane spokenAre you a little rusty on the basic principles of flight for fixed wing aircraft? Episode 4 of Plane Spoken goes through the fundamentals from a pilot’s perspective. 

Basic principles of flight

This week, we cover:

  • The four main forces governing flight: Thrust, Drag, Lift, and Weight
  • Straight, level, unaccelerated flight
  • Center of gravity
  • The three axis of rotation: Longitudinal, Lateral, and Vertical
  • The effects of the primary flight controls

I hope you find the show useful, and please do reach out to the show if you have any questions.