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How does an airplane fly?

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When the plane flies horizontally, lift from the wings exactly balances the plane's weight. But the other two forces do not balance: the thrust from the engines pushing forward always exceeds the drag (air resistance) pulling the plane back. That's why the plane moves through the air.

Airplanes use the force of lift to fly. To learn more follow the link!

In order for an airplane to fly straight and level, the following relationships must be true: Thrust = Drag $ Lift = Weight...

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