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Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.For more information on Aviation read the fact file below or download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- In 1799, English aviator George Cayley (1773–1857) built the first glider that could go short distances. His early work helped inventors understand the dynamics of flight, and the
- Wright Brothers acknowledged his importance. Thus he is named the Father of Aviation.
- The oldest airline still operating under the same name is Dutch airline KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It was founded year 1919, just after the first world war. KLM means Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij.
- The windows in an airport control tower must be tilted out at exactly fifteen degrees from the vertical to to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.
On a three hour flight the human body can lose up to 1.5 quarts of water. Failing to drink water could cause cabin dehydration so crews carry gallon-size jugs of spring water with them.
One of the largest military aircraft, the C-5 stands six stories tall. The C-5 Galaxy routinely carries 73 troops and 36 standard 463L pallets. The aircraft is able to carry two battle tanks, or one tank plus two fighting vehicles, or six AH-64 Apache/Apache Longbow attack helicopters.
- Wings keep an airplane up in the air, but the four forces of flight – lift, thrust, drag and weight are what make this happen. They push a plane up, down, forward, or slow it down.
- Air turbulence is a normal occurrence in aviation so pilots are trained to respond each time they encounter such. Airlines have “rough air” speed rules instructing pilots to slow down in these conditions and some have autopilot modes to properly respond in this situation.
- Runways are named by a number between 01 and 36 correlates to the degrees on the compass. Runway number 9 points east (900), 18 points south (1800), 27 points west (2700) and 36 points to the north (3600).
- The international language of flight is English so commercial pilots who fly on international flights and the flight controllers who the pilots talk to are required to be able to speak English.
Jets leave contrails when hot, humid exhaust from the engines mix with the atmosphere. At high altitudes air is lower in pressure and temperature; water vapor in the exhaust then condenses, like your breath on a cold day.
- Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food to avoid the possibility of food poisoning or spreading sickness to the entire flight crew.
- The world’s fastest airplane is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying at 2,193 miles per hour. It has held the record for nearly 40 years.
Black-box is a device known as the flight recorder, which is placed in an aircraft for the purpose of recording flight details and facilitating the investigation of aviation accidents. A black-box may be of any color (mostly orange).
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Aviation Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Aviation which is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Aviation Facts
- The Birth of Aviation
- Flying in the Skies
- Aircraft Design
- Aircraft Manufacture
- Aircraft Operation
- Aviation is Useful
- Aviation Disasters
- Aviation Acrostic
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