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Build a Wooden Airplane, Learn about the Forces of Flight

Prevocational Students Study Lift and Propulsion
Teacher helps student assemble wooden airplane   Student saws wood

The students in Glenn Ewald’s prevocational Workshop Class at Westhampton Beach Learning Center are constructing their own wooden airplanes. Even though their aircrafts won’t fly, they’ve all studied two of the four forces of flight – lift and propulsion – to gain an understanding of how they act on airplanes, helicopters, and space crafts. With assistance, students measured and cut wood for their airplanes, sanded, drilled, painted, and assembled all parts.

Wooden airplane   diagram of forces of flight