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Basic Aerodynamics (eLearning)

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These lessons introduce the principles of aerodynamics and outline the factors that affect aircraft performance in each phase of flight.

Format: eLearning course
Length: 100 minutes

Key topics

  • Basic aerodynamics: forces of flight, airfoils and AOA
  • Lift, Weight and thrust, drag, wing terminology and stalls
  • Flight controls, airplane axes and attitudes
  • Maneuvering flight and flight loads
  • Wake turbulence: recognition and avoidance

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The forces of flight, airfoils and AOA
  • Flight controls, airplane axes and attitudes
  • Maneuvering flight and flight loads that affect aircrafts
  • Wake turbulence

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Pilots
  • Pilot instructors
  • Anyone interested in receiving ab initio training

Additional information

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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