Principles of Flight Crossword Puzzle

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  • leading edge : the front edge of an airfoil (two words)
  • bracing : supports strung diagonally between the struts
  • center of pressure : the focal point of lift on an airfoil/wing (three words)
  • kite : thing first used by humans to fly in
  • aerodynamics : the way objects move through the air
  • lift : what is needed for an object to fly?
  • first : newton’s _ law states an object in motion tends to stay in motion.
  • second : newton’s _ law deals with acceleration and mass.
  • third : newton’s _ law states for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
  • bernoullis : what principle states that an increased rate in airflow causes a decrease in pressure?
  • two : the army requirement for the number of people its first aircraft should carry.
  • stall : a rapid reduction in lifting forces caused by exceeding the critical angle of attack
  • camber : the curve of an airfoil
  • chord line: the straight line from the leading edge to the trailing edge of an airfoil (two words)
  • pitch : the up and down movement of a plane’s nose
  • airfoil : a structure that when exposed to air flow generates lift.