Understanding Ground Effect

Understanding Ground Effect of aircraft

Ever since the beginning of crewed flight, pilots realized that just before touchdown it would suddenly feel like the aircraft did not want to go lower, and it would just want to go on and on. This is due to the air that is trapped between the wing and the landing surface, as if there were an air cushion. This phenomenon is called ground effect.

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After completing this video, you will be quizzed on what you have just learned to reinforce the information relating to ground effect. Good luck!

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