Airplanes

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While birds have been flying for millions of years, it’s something relatively new to humans and we rely on some important scientific principles to achieve it.

Beginning with simple kites, humans have moved on to develop gliders, airships, helicopters, commercial planes and even supersonic flight.

Supersonic flight is achieved when planes travel faster than sound.

The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were American aviation pioneers who created the first successful airplane, thanks in part to their invention of 3-axis control, enabling the pilot to effectively control the plane. They soon used there invention and it flew for 12 seconds in Kitty Hawk NC.

An engine provides thrust to move the plane forward at a speed great enough to overcome drag and allow the wings to create the lift necessary to fly.

Many people are afraid of airplanes but there are no reasons to fear them. More people die from donkeys than they do from airplanes.

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