Flight

1. The four forces of flight are lift, xxxx, drag, and weight.
2. The world’s smallest jet is the xxxx. Its wingspan is 14–21 feet and weighs just 358 pounds.
3. Airport control tower windows must be angled at precisely xxxx degrees from vertical at the top to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.
4. What was Harriet Quimby’s (1875–1912) claim to fame?
5. Who created “The Ninety-Nines” and what is it?
6. A jet’s xxxx (or white trails) consist of water vapor and can be used to predict the weather. A thin, shorter tail indicates low humidity and fair weather. A thick, longer lasting tail signifies the early indication of a storm.
7. Known as the “Glider King,” xxxx (1848–1896) invented the first gliders that could travel longer distances and carry people. The Wright Brothers cite his research as a major inspiration for their own work. Berlin’s busiest airport is named after him.

[H/T Factretriever]

6 comments for “Flight

  1. FrankH
    July 23, 2018 at 19:03

    #6 is chem trails. Don’t try to con me. I know stuff. 🙁

    Oh, and #7 is Otto Lilienthal. (I Googled him to get the spelling, is that cheating?)

  2. Chuckles
    July 23, 2018 at 19:52

    1. Suck, squeeze,bang, blow.
    2. Nothing I’d want anything to do with
    3. Complete bollocks
    4. Her contribution to Hultgreen-Curie Syndrome
    5. Major contributor to Hultgreen-Curie Syndrome – note the Earhart involvement
    6. A complete con.
    7. Tegel

  3. July 23, 2018 at 19:58

    Thoughtful answers, esp. 6. Now, here’s the answer sheet:

    1. The four forces of flight are lift, thrust, drag, and weight.

    2. The world’s smallest jet is the BD-5 Micro. Its wingspan is 14–21 feet and weighs just 358 pounds.

    3. Airport control tower windows must be angled at precisely 15 degrees from vertical at the top to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.

    4. The first woman in the U.S. to become licensed to fly a plane was Harriet Quimby (1875–1912) in 1911. She was also the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

    5. Amelia Earhart (1897–1937) was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She also helped created “The Ninety-Nines,” which was an organization for female pilots, who also achieved many other notable accomplishments.

    6. A jet’s contrails (or white trails) consist of water vapor and can be used to predict the weather. A thin, shorter tail indicates low humidity and fair weather. A thick, longer lasting tail signifies the early indication of a storm.

    7. Known as the “Glider King,” Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) invented the first gliders that could travel longer distances and carry people. The Wright Brothers cite Lilienthal’s research as a major inspiration for their own work. Berlin’s busiest airport is named after him.

    Now, have another look at N4 – notice anything with those dates? That should have taught the aviation industry something.

    But it didn’t.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Quimby#Death

    • dearieme
      July 23, 2018 at 22:40

      “A jet’s contrails (or white trails) consist of water vapor”: bollocks. Altitude => low temperature =>ice crystals.

      If they really were water vapour you wouldn’t see them anyway, water vapour being a colourless gas.

  4. robbo
    July 23, 2018 at 22:18

    No 2 I thought the Cri Cri fitted with 2 jet engines was the smallest…I bought the plans for it on Ebay years ago!

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