Aircraft wings come in a variety of designs. What they all have in common is that air is made to flow faster over the wing's top surface than under the lower surface. This is mainly accomplished by an upward tilt in the wing, called angle of attack. Lift is greater when there is a large wing area and when the plane is traveling fast. Ailerons, or the moving parts of the wings, can move up and down to change the angle of attack, therefore tilting the plane upward or downward .
Students will be able to:
- Describe how air acts as a fluid.