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Essential Aerodynamics

Online Course

Essential Aerodynamics

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Don’t just ‘wing it.’ Get the facts on aerodynamic principles that matter—but forget dry textbooks and dense equations. This course covers vital concepts in an easy-to-digest, straightforward manner. From animated graphics that explain the fundamental forces of flight to simple rules to live by, you’ll gain a better understanding of how your airplane flies and an improved awareness of what could lead to unintended upsets during maneuvering and cruise flight.

What you will learn:

  • An essential appreciation of how the wing works
  • The meaning of angle of attack (AOA)
  • Aerodynamic stall awareness and stall recovery procedures
  • Anatomy of a spin and recovery technique
  • Crucial facts of weight-and-balance vs aircraft performance
  • Why density altitude spells trouble
  • How turbulence and wind shear affect the wing
  • Putting theory into practice with a qualified instructor
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 40 mins
Topic: Aerodynamics, Training & Proficiency
FAA WINGS: Eligible*
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

*WINGS credits are submitted to the FAA automatically when added to your ASI transcript and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly after. Remember the email address used for your AOPA web account—the one that you will use to earn your ASI completion certificate for credit—MUST MATCH YOUR FAA WINGS ACCOUNT email address, or you will not receive WINGS credit. Thank you.