19 March 2001
OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 1.3:
Basic Aerodynamic Principles
Electronic classroom presentation with slides
Partially supported by this lesson topic:
Upon completion of this unit of instruction the student
naval aviator will demonstrate knowledge of basic
aerodynamic factors that affect airplane performance.
Completely supported by this lesson topic:
Define steady airflow, streamline, and streamtube.
Describe the relationship between airflow velocity and
cross-sectional area within a streamtube using the
Describe the relationship between total pressure,
streamtube using Bernoulli's equation.
List the components of the pitot-static system.
State the type of pressure sensed by each component of
the pitot-static system.
Define indicated airspeed, calibrated airspeed,
equivalent airspeed, true airspeed, and ground speed.
State the corrections between indicated airspeed,
calibrated airspeed, equivalent airspeed, true
airspeed, and ground speed.
Describe the relationships between indicated airspeed,
true airspeed, ground speed, and altitude.
Describe the effects of wind on indicated airspeed,
true airspeed, and ground speed.
Given true airspeed, winds, and time, determine ground
speed and distance traveled.
Define Mach number and critical Mach number.