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We depend on airplanes to get us to our destinations quickly and with ease. But where did it all start? With the Wright Brothers; Orville and Wilbur. These two ingenious men are considered America’s aviation pioneers. Even though other inventors were working on flight at the time, the Wright brothers were the first to do it successfully. It was a historic day on December 17th, 1903 when the brother’s plane first soared high. This is in part due to their invention of the 3-axis control. This allowed the pilot to effectively fly the plane, keeping it up in the air.

Airplane Taking Off in a RunwayNow that we know who invented the airplane and our ability to fly, how does it work? Why do thousands of pounds of weight stay up in the air, defying all the laws of gravity?

First of all the wings on the plane play a major role in control. Airplane wings are designed with an airfoil shape. Simply put when an airplane is flying the shape of the wing allows the air going over to move quickly and to stretch out. This decreases the pressure. The air under the wing is moving in a straight line, so the pressure remains the same. When the high air pressure moves toward the low air pressure (which it always does) the air below the wing will push upward. With the wing in the middle the movement of the air is in a constant up/down motion and is what gives the plane its lift and stability in the air. The faster the plane flies the more lift there is.

Flying Jet Airplane
The engine also helps create this lift. The mighty engines on an airplane provides the thrust that enables the plane to travel with great speed. This is enough to overcome any drag on the wings and allows them to create the lift necessary.


Row of Passenger Seats Inside an Passenger Airplane When we travel on an average passenger plane it can reach speeds of around 550 miles-per-hour (885 kilometers-per-hour). However, in comparison the Boeing 747 can reach speeds of 650 miles-per-hour (1,046 kilometers-per-hour). That is fast, but the Jet and Fighter planes used by the military can reach speeds upwards to 1,600 miles-per-hour (2574 kilometers-per-hour. Now that is really fast.

Young Boy With Pilot Helmet Playing a Plane Toy To give you an idea of just how powerful the engine of a jet can be take this example of the chartered jet carrying the New York Knicks in 2000. The jet taxied out and got too close to the line of parked cars on the tarmac. The blast from the jet engine flipped Jeff Ban Gundy’s (head coach at the time) car into the air and over three other cars. It was completely demolished.

So the next time you are about to board a plane, instead worrying if they are going to lose your luggage, think about all the cool science that has gone into making your trip possible.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Danny Brown January 6, 2014 at 3:04 am

    I personally think that airplanes are one of the greatest inventions ever made by humans because through this invention, we can easily go to any countries we like in just hours as compared to traveling by land or water. Children usually asked why and how airplanes fly. Well, this video book will tell us about that.

  2. Jay Rowling January 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    An airplane that is properly maintained is very safe. And very heavy regulation of the aviation industry means that airplanes get very carefully maintained. If you maintained your car as well as airlines maintain their airplanes, you could drive it for the rest of your life without a single breakdown.

  3. Bill Mickalson January 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    It is possible to fly up in sky because of this vehicle. We can’t go faster to any place easily without these so we should give high recognition to the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, for making things possible. For me, airplanes are among the greatest inventions that was ever made by humans.

  4. Brice Springstean January 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Most of us only have to look up into the sky to see an airplane, and many of us have traveled by airplane to places that would have taken much longer by any other means of transportation. But we really don’t know how it was invented, who invented, when and where it was invented. Through this video book all the questions that lingering on my mind was answered.

  5. Tammy Cruise January 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Every kid wanted to fly and their only choice is to ride an airplane. This video book will amaze every kid since they will learn all the information about airplane.

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