Stability: Ability of aircraft to return to it’s starting point/steady state conditions/etc. without pilot input. Don’t want too stable, because then it’s hard to maneuver.<br />Maneuverability: Ability of an aircraft to be moved, with pilot input.<br />Controllability: How easily an aircraft moves, with pilot input.<br />Static Stability: Not moving. The ability of an object to return to its equilibrium state after being disturbed<br />Dynamic Stability: In flight. The way the object moves after being disturbed<br />Positive Stability: Disruption works itself out, and eventually stops.<br />Negative Stability: Disruption gets worse as time goes on.<br />Neutral Stability: Disruption neither increases nor decreases over time.<br />Positive Dynamic: How it acts after it’s been disrupted.<br />Types of Stability:<br /><ul><li>Longitudinal
Around the lateral axis, therefore stability of the longitudinal axis.