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How does air pressure help to lift an airplane wing?


Air pressure is the reason airplanes are able to produce lift. Due to the shape of an airplane wing, air on top of the wings moves faster than air on the bottom of the wings. Bernoulli's Principle states that faster moving air has lower air pressure and slower moving air has higher air pressure. This means that the air on bottom will have higher air pressure and will push the airplane up!

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