Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Using “SI” and British Gravitational System of measurement, solve aeronautical flight mechanic problems involving laws of motion, forces and energy.
2. Identify standard atmospheric variables and their sea level values. Compute atmospheric conditions using the universal gas laws.
3. Identify and define the relationships between indicated, calibrated, equivalent and true airspeeds and how they change with altitude and temperature.
4. Describe the effects of velocity, density, area and lift coefficient on lift. Solve stall speed problems and learn airfoil nomenclature and designations.
5. Explain wing stall patterns and factors affecting the stall. As well as explain the aerodynamic characteristics of spins and spin recovery.
6. Explain and describe the effects of flaps, slats, vortex generators and boundary layer devices on lift, drag and pitching moment coefficients.
7. Demonstrate and understand the factors affecting maximum performance events such as best range, max endurance, best glide, max angle climb and max rate of climb.
8. Explain stability, controllability and the factors in high speed flight such as speed ranges, critical Mach number, the Force Divergent Mach number, Mach tuck, control buzz and shockwaves.
9. Demonstrate and discuss the origin and effects of induced drag and methods utilized to reduce induced drag.
10. Explain factors affecting the maneuvering envelope and solve problems involving the turn equations.