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How do planes fly?
We asked children what
What do other people
• Breanna said:
With wings and the engine and
the shape of the plane……..
they’ve got speed and wings to
fly and they need … they’ve got
called drag, lift and weight… a
propeller or something. They
need air and speed to get up in
• Jamie said:
Thrust and then there’s lift. Lift
is created by the shape of the
wing, low pressure and high
Thrust is like, the engine in a
car. Its in the front, they are on
the wings in a place. There’s
• Planes use engines to move quickly down
the runway to create the lift for take
• Plane wings are build to be curved on top
and flat on the bottom. The air moves
faster over the top of the wing and the
air going under gives the wing lift.