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How does the shape of an airplane's wing affect the air pressure?


An airplane's wing has a very special shape called an airfoil. It looks a bit like a teardrop, curved on top and flat on the bottom. The curved top forces the air above to move faster, and, according to Bernoulli's principle, fast air has lower pressure. The higher pressure below the wing pushes the wing up, lifting the plane into the sky!

Categories: Aerodynamics