Originally Posted by delmarco
BTW can everyone please stop saying "air over the wings"....
air over the wings will not allow the plane to fly. The air that is flowing under the wings is actually air trapped in pressurized stream of air. It is the difference between the high pressure under the wings and the low pressure above the wings that provide lift.
it's not the same as saying air is lifting the plane. It's more about the pressure variance (same technology is used for submarines under water)...okay.
Actually, it is
the wind over the wings. It is the low pressure effect of the wind moving faster
over the top than the wind slower
under that creates a vacuume and that way draws the upper wing surface into the low pressure air and lifts the wing Like