3. Climing and descending flight

Course subject(s) Module C: Flight Mechanics

Welcome to the third lecture on flight mechanics! We will start with an introduction to climbing and descending flight.

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In this lecture Dr. Voskuijl will explain how to calculate the maximum climb angle.

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In this clip we will look at the minimum descent angle, i.e. how we can get the furthest witout engine power.

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In this clip we will take a look at the maximum rate of climb, i.e. how fast an aircraft can climb.

Note: At 5:00 Mr. Voskuijl mistakenly says the weight of a Boeing 747 is 4 tonnes, that should of course be 400 tonnes.

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In this video we will take a look at the minimum rate of descent; very important if you want to stay in the air for the longest possible time as a glider.

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In this final clip of lecture 3, Dr. Voskuijl will summarise what we have learned in lecture 3.

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