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High-Speed and High-Altitude Aerodynamics

High-Speed and High-Altitude Aerodynamics

Topic Description

This topic reviews mach effects, swept-wing characteristics, and speed stability in high-performance airfoils and at high altitudes. It explains key aerodynamic concepts for high speed and high altitude flight, including maneuvering stability, mach tuck, and L/D max. The lesson considers terms and situations needed to prevent upset conditions in high-altitude operations.  

1 lesson

Topic Outline

  • Lift/Drag max
  • Airspeed decay
  • Slower cruising speeds
  • Different altitudes
  • Climb speed deviations
  • Thrust limited condition and recovery
  • Maneuvering stability
  • Mach tuck and mach buffet
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