# What Makes Airplanes Fly? History, Science and Applications ofAerodynamics

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 90.07.04

- Outline
- Introduction
- II. In The Beginning Of All J.E. Will Be
- Journal Entry II
- J.E. II—Exhibit A
- J.E. II—Exhibit B
- J.E. II—Exhibit C
- Journal Entry III
- J.E. III—Exhibit A
- Journal Entry IV
- J.E. IV—Exhibit A
- J.E. IV—Exhibit B
- J.E. IV—Exhibit C
- J.E. IV—Exhibit D
- Journal Entry V
- J.E. V—Exhibit A
- J.E. V—Exhibit B
- J.E. V—Exhibit C
- J.E. V—Exhibit D
- Journal Entry VI
- J.E. VI—Exhibit A
- J.E. VI—Exhibit B
- J.E. VI—Exhibit C
- Bibliography for Teachers and Students

### Unit Guide

## What Makes Airplanes Fly . . . Why Me

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## J.E. III—Exhibit A

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EXAMPLES OF FLlGHT MATH
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- 1. If Charles Lindbergh got nine people to sponsor his flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the Spirit of Saint Louis cost $27,000 how much would each person give to C.L.? (B.K.)
- 2. If an average small commercial jet airplane carries 73 people that all weigh 125 pounds, and has 1,967 pounds of gas, how much weight is the plan carrying?
- 3. If an airplane’s wing span is 200 feet long, and an eagle’s wing span is 7 feet, how many eagle’s wing spans equal the wing span of an airplane? (A.K.)
- 4. If I fly 2000 miles in an airplane a day, how many miles will I fly in a year? (W.T.)
- 5. To fly around the world the trip would take 12000 miles. If you’re plane travels at a top speed of 200 MPH how long would it take to fly around the world 5 times?
- 6. The missile fired 5750 miles down the Pacific to hit an island target. It was traveling at 250 miles a minute. How long did it take to reach its target? (J.R.)
- 7. There are 17 planes in a hangar on a small field. If 6 planes are missing from each of 2 hangars, and there are 27 hangars, how many planes are there in all? (J.G.)
- 8. There were 600 planes in an air show. 35 crash and 26 get lost. How many are left? (T.N.)
- 9. There are 40 kids on the island of Krakatoa and there are 20 husbands and 20 wifes and Professor Sherman. There are also three mines of diamonds and in each mine there are 3965 diamonds. If every person on the island is entitled to an equal share of diamonds, how many will each person get?
- 10. Octave Chanute glided 927 feet, but Olga Klepkova has the record of 465 miles. How much farther did Klepkova go than Chanute? (1 mile = 5,280 feet.) (M.G.)
- 11. Charles A. Lindbergh had 3 tanks in his plane. Each tank was filled with 160 gallons of gas. Amelia Earhart had 2 gas tanks. Each had 200 gallons of gas. How many gallons did everyone have? (S.G.)