19 March 2001
OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 1.9:
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 static stability and dynamic stability.
Identify the stability conditions of various systems
based on their tendencies and motion.
Explain the relationship between stability and
State what may be done to increase an airplane's
Define longitudinal stability and neutral point.
Explain the contribution of straight wings, wing
sweep, fuselage, horizontal stabilizer, and neutral
Define directional stability, sideslip angle, and
sideslip relative wind.
Explain the contribution of straight wings, swept
wings, fuselage, and vertical stabilizer to
directional static stability.
Define lateral stability.
Explain the contribution of dihedral and anhedral
wings, wing placement on the vertical axis, swept
wings, and the vertical stabilizer to lateral static
Describe directional divergence, spiral divergence,
dutch roll, and phugoid motion.