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  • Von Richthofen
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    Although to most people it may just be a brand of good tasting pizza, The Red Barron was actually a German fighter ace of World War I. His full name was Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Frei herr von Richthofen, who will be referred to as von Richthofen for simplicity's sake. By the Germans, he was called "der rote Kampfflieger" (The Red Battle-Flyer), the French called him "le Diable Rouge" (Red Devil), and in the English-speaking world he is known as "The Red Barron". In a time of ancient aircraft...
  • Skydiving Experience Jumping Out Of A Plane
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    Why do we skydive? Skydiving has been around since ancient Chinese times as a form of aerial stunts. Leonardo da Vinci and the Chinese are both credited for creating the parachute, but it was really in the 18th century when France both created it and used it by basically throwing themselves out of planes. Little did anyone know that skydiving would be one of the craziest sports today. Jumping out of a plane two and a half miles up into the sky would not be someone's idea of a normal day. As bad ...
  • Planes The Richthofen
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    World History Extra credit OLD NEWS September 1993 The Red Baron World War 1's leading fighter pilot for Germany was Manfred Frei herr von Richthofen. During his two years of fighting for Germany he shot down eighty enemy planes. Richthofen painted his plane bright red so everyone that saw him coming would be in fear of, THE RED KNIGHT, or better known as the RED BARON. Most of the planes the Richthofen shot down were British. Most of the people that Richthofen defeated burned to death after the...
  • Interaction Of Air With The Wing
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    Airflow over an airfoil Flight is one of the most important achievements of mankind. We owe this achievement to the invention of the airfoil and understanding the physics that allow it to lift enormous weights into the sky. All flight is the result of forces acting upon the wings of an airplane that allow it to counteract gravity. Contrary to popular belief, the Bernoulli principle is not responsible for most of the lift generated by an airplanes wings. Rather, the lift is created by air being d...
  • Use Of Two Wings On A Plane
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    The Structure of an Airplane The idea of flight has fascinated people for centuries, even to this day, which is why I decided to research on airplanes. When I researched the history on planes, I was surprised at the effort and the time people long ago spent trying to make a machine that flies. I also wondered, like many, how an airplane is able to fly and sustain in the air. Wanting to know the answers to these types of questions I had, gave me the determination to really researched this topic. ...
  • Plane Fly
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    Scientists have tried to figure out how a plane flies and although they don't agree on exactly how it does, they have a good idea. The four forces acting on a plane, Newton's Third Law, and Bernoulli's Principle all are used to explain how a plane flies. Lift, thrust, drag, and gravity are the four forces acting on a plane. Drag and gravity both act against the plane. Drag is something that obstructs the airflow, slowing down or hindering the way an aircraft moves. Gravity, as you know, pulls do...
  • Sabre Fighter Jet In The Air
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    War! That word is a scary word for a lot of people. Back in 1950 that word was especially scary for the people of Korea, when war broke out. This war was to last for three years. Three years of bombings, hand-to-hand combat and misery. In some cases, however, the soldiers were the safest people of all of them. Especially, if you were one of the lucky few who got to be pilots. Whether you were a pilot for Russia flying their new top-notch MIG-15, or were flying the US, also new and top-notch, Sab...
  • Most Important Part Of The Air War
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    World War ll is one of the biggest and most remembered wars in American history. The Bombing of Germany was a big part of the war. General Arnold wanted his service to use a selective bombing technique against Germany because he considered it the most efficient way for winning the war. He also described it as a morally superior way of conducting war. In the spring of 1943, he sent his combat commanders a memorandum offering ethical and practical reasons for precision bombing. He urged them to ma...
  • Air Plane Aerodynamics
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    Aerodynamics Aerodynamics is the branch of dynamics that deals with the motion of air and other gaseous fluids and with the forces acting on bodies in motion relative to such fluids. The Latin word for aero means air, and the Latin word for dynamics means power. Steady aerodynamics this term is used to describe situations where there is no rapid change in properties over time. For example, an aircraft cruising straight and level in the upper atmosphere, well above where any gust can reach it. Wh...
  • Daylight Precision Bombing
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    Twelve O'clock High During the Second World War, the United States was predominantly aiding Great Britain and their actions against the central power of Europe, Germany. In Twelve O'clock High, directed by Henry King, the American 918th Bombardment Group suffers losses due to miscommunication during air attacks. Early in the movie, during a routine mission, five of the group's B-17 Flying Fortresses were shot down because of poor strategy and navigation. The head navigator missed a crucial check...
  • Commerce's National Air Marking Program
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    Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie When I Was Born? I was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 21, 1902 How I Got Started. One day before my high school graduation, I saw my first air show and fell in love with it. I started to hang out at the local airfield, begging the manager until he finally agreed to let one of his pilots take me up for a ride. His instructions were to give me the works, everything that would make me sick in their mind. How I Got Started. (Con.) It didn't work and I fell absolutely in ...
  • Design Of The Plane
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    Sinclair Power Air Power Since the first planes flew over France in World War I the importance of air power has grown since World War I. From the first reconnaissance planes to the fighters made to protect them, the world of air warfare is enormous. We spend vast amounts of money in designing such aircraft through companies like Lockheed and their? skunk works.? With every advancement has come another advancement in order to counter the others? advantages. Through all this competition, a trend h...
  • Increase In The Fluid's Speed
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    Science: Physics: Airplane March 22,199 Research: Airplanes are an efficient way of traveling to far places. Airplanes are amazing if you know what and how the air keeps the plane airborne. There are three components of flight: aerodynamics, the Bernoulli principal and supersonic flight. Some other things about flight are the four forces, lift, drag, weight, and thrust. One of the basic things you need to know about airplanes is that the places where the plane can balance on one point called the...
  • Aircraft With High Lift
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    I am doing my report Title: Airplanes How they work Type: Research Paper Academic Level: Highschool Content: The aerodynamics of the airplane Description: To explain how the plane works I am doing my report on the airplane. To understand an airplane better you have to understand the principles of flight. An airplane flies because air moving over and under its surfaces particularly its wings travels at different velocities producing a difference in air pressure low above the wing and high below i...
  • Faa Inspections
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    Are Faa Inspections Really G d Enough Essay, Are Faa Inspections Really G d Enough ARE FAA INSPECTIONS REALLY GOOD ENOUGH? One hundred and ten people were killed on board ValueJet's flight 592 May 11, 1996. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) failure to correct the problems found in an inspection contributed to this tragic crash (McKenna 59). FAA inspections are contributing to too many deaths on board major airlines. The corruption in the system has lead to many frightening statistics and p...
  • Use Of Planes In War
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    During World War One, the role of airplanes and how they were used changed greatly. At first planes were only used for sport, but people started realize that not only could airplanes be useful but they could even influence an outcome of the war greatly. Soon the war was filled with blimps, planes, and tethered balloons. By the end of the war, planes became a symbol of fear, but they were not always treated with such respect. In the time leading up to the war, the general feeling about planes was...
  • High Pressure Air
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    Bernoulli's Principle Bernoulli's PrincipleBernoulli's Principle Essay, Research Paper Bernoulli's Principle Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss scientist, stated that fast moving air results in lower pressure than slow moving air. Which means high pressure air always moves towards a lower pressure area. The force of the moving air is called lift. If this principle had not been discovered, airplanes may not even be here. Lift, pushing up on an airplane's wing, is the way airplanes stay in the air. The sho...

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