Aerodynamics of Manouevring Flight

Three Axes of Flight All manoeuvring flight takes place around one or more of the three axes of rotation. They are called the longitudinal, lateral and vertical axes of flight. The common reference point for the three axes is the airplane’s centre of gravity (CG), which is the theoretical point where the entire weight of…

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

THE FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT During flight, the four forces acting on the airplane are lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Lift is the upward force created by the effect of airflow as it passes over and under the wings. It supports the airplane in flight. Weight opposes lift. It is caused by the downward pull…

PIA’S FREE FALL

The last time we discovered that the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines was a burden to the economy early in 2016, two men died in the protests surrounding the proposed panacea of privation. The process got stalled at least for six months. Six months turned into a year, a year is running towards the…

Controlled Flight into Terrain “Airblue 202”

Accident Summary Date 28 July 2010 Summary Controlled flight into terrain aggravated by inclement weather, pilot error. Site Margalla Hills, Pakistan; Coordinates: N33°44′23; E73°3′29E Passengers 146 Crew 6 Fatalities 152 (all) Survivors 0 Flight origin Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan Flight Destination Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, Pakistan Operator Airblue Aircraft type   Airbus A321-231 Registration AP-BJB  Airblue Flight…