PARTS OF AN AIRPLANE Click on this box and edit text to  add pilot or teacher name
General Aviation planes vary in size and shape  but the basic parts remain the same.   Cirrus SR20 Piper Seneca Eclipse 50...
Airplanes have  wings  that generate lift.  High-wing Low-wing
The body of an airplane is called the  fuselage .
Most General Aviation airplanes have one piston engine that drives a  propeller .
The  engine cowl  covers the engine compartment.
Typical airplanes have three wheels as part of the landing gear. Above: Tricycle gear, like a bike, has a third wheel in t...
Fuel tanks  are usually located inside the wings.
Airplanes have  windshields  just like a car. Light airplanes don’t need wipers as the propeller blast clears rain away.
Airplane  doors  vary from model to model.  Canopy
Pilot and passengers sit in the  cockpit .  Most light airplanes have two, four, or six seats.
Ailerons   on the rear edge of the wings tilt the wings  for a turn or “bank.” Left turn Left turn Left turn Right turn
The  elevator  (on horizontal stabilizer) moves up  (or down) to force the nose of the airplane up (or down.)
The  rudder  (on the vertical stabilizer) moves the airplane’s nose left or right, helping it turn. Push left rudder pedal...
Flaps  on the wings change the shape of the wing to provide more lift and drag. This allows the airplane to fly slower.  F...
The basic parts of a airplane. The Main Parts of an Airplane 1.  Propeller 2.  Landing Gear 3.  Right Wing Strut 4.  Wing ...
To learn more:  GO TO WWW.AOPA.ORG/PATH 12/2005
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  • Change Cirrus photo to Beach A-36 from original previous slide
  • CHG INSET PHOTO SHOW EXPOSED ENGINE (WITH COWL OFF)
  • Top left photo: DELETE CHAIN Bottom left photo: label: /Canopy/ Title: /canopy/ in red (like /doors/)
  • TITLE: /cockpit/ in red
  • 1. 2. TOP LEFT kicker above new top main photo: / For a Left turn:/ 3. Need tail-on shot with R aileron DN and left aileron UP 4. Reverse bottom photos 5. Label new L bottom photo /Left Aileron UP/ 6. Label new R bottom photo /Right Aileron DOWN/
  • 1. ADD: new top photo: Full length of airplane with UP elevator. Add UP arrow at nose of plane 2. Fix red paren in TITLE 3. BOTTOM PHOTO: Point arrow to elevator, not trim tab!
  • Fix red paren in TITLE 2. ADD two overhead photos Left/Right LEFT: Left rudder deflection, left arrow at nose RIGHT: Right rudder deflection, right arrow at nose
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    1. 1. PARTS OF AN AIRPLANE Click on this box and edit text to add pilot or teacher name
    2. 2. General Aviation planes vary in size and shape but the basic parts remain the same. Cirrus SR20 Piper Seneca Eclipse 500 Aviat Pitts S2C Gulfstream Business Jet Cessna Caravan
    3. 3. Airplanes have wings that generate lift. High-wing Low-wing
    4. 4. The body of an airplane is called the fuselage .
    5. 5. Most General Aviation airplanes have one piston engine that drives a propeller .
    6. 6. The engine cowl covers the engine compartment.
    7. 7. Typical airplanes have three wheels as part of the landing gear. Above: Tricycle gear, like a bike, has a third wheel in the front. Below: Taildraggers have their third wheel in the back.
    8. 8. Fuel tanks are usually located inside the wings.
    9. 9. Airplanes have windshields just like a car. Light airplanes don’t need wipers as the propeller blast clears rain away.
    10. 10. Airplane doors vary from model to model. Canopy
    11. 11. Pilot and passengers sit in the cockpit . Most light airplanes have two, four, or six seats.
    12. 12. Ailerons on the rear edge of the wings tilt the wings for a turn or “bank.” Left turn Left turn Left turn Right turn
    13. 13. The elevator (on horizontal stabilizer) moves up (or down) to force the nose of the airplane up (or down.)
    14. 14. The rudder (on the vertical stabilizer) moves the airplane’s nose left or right, helping it turn. Push left rudder pedal and the plane turns left Push right rudder pedal and the plane turns right
    15. 15. Flaps on the wings change the shape of the wing to provide more lift and drag. This allows the airplane to fly slower. Flaps down
    16. 16. The basic parts of a airplane. The Main Parts of an Airplane 1. Propeller 2. Landing Gear 3. Right Wing Strut 4. Wing 5. Right Wing Aileron 6. Right Wing Flap 7. Fuselage 8. Horizontal Stabilizer 9. Vertical Stabilizer 10. Rudder 11. Elevator 12. Left Wing Flap 13. Left Wing Aileron 14. Door 15. Fuel Tanks 16. Windshield 17. Engine Cowl
    17. 17. To learn more: GO TO WWW.AOPA.ORG/PATH 12/2005
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