T-45A/C TS, ADV & IUT Aero-02
Flight at high Mach numbers affects an aircraft differently than at
low Mach numbers. Understanding the effect of compressibility at
high Mach numbers is important to you because of the effects on
stability, lift, and drag. Knowing the flight characteristics of the
T-45 during high-speed flight will help you, as a pilot, realize the
maximum potential of the aircraft.
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Aircraft that are capable of high-speed flight look different from
those developed for low-speed flight. Many significant differences
exist between high-speed and low-speed aerodynamics. The
nature and cause of these differences and their application to the
T-45 will be discussed in this lecture.
In this lesson, we will be discussing:
The effects of high-speed flight on aircraft
Methods used to overcome effects and permit high-speed