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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. Cessna Caravan. Piper Seneca. Eclipse 500. Aviat Pitts S2C. Gulfstream Business Jet.

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Parts of an airplane

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

General Aviation planes vary in size and shape but the basic parts remain the same.

Cirrus SR20

Cessna Caravan

Piper Seneca

Eclipse 500

Aviat Pitts S2C

Gulfstream Business Jet


Airplanes have wings that generate lift

Airplanes have wings that generate lift.

Low-wing

High-wing


The body of an airplane is called the fuselage

The body of an airplane is called the fuselage.


Most general aviation airplanes have one piston engine that drives a propeller

Most General Aviation airplanes have one piston engine that drives a propeller.


The engine cowl covers the engine compartment

The engine cowl covers the engine compartment.


Typical airplanes have three wheels as part of the landing gear

Typical airplanes have three wheels as part of thelanding gear.

Below: Taildraggers have their third wheel in the back.

Above: Tricycle gear, like a bike, has a third wheel in the front.


Fuel tanks are usually located inside the wings

Fuel tanks are usually located inside the wings.


Parts of an airplane

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

Airplane doors vary from model to model.

Canopy


Pilot and passengers sit in the cockpit most light airplanes have two four or six seats

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

Aileronson the rear edge of the wings tilt the wings for a turn or “bank.”

Left turn

Right turn

Left turn

Left turn


The elevator on horizontal stabilizer moves up or down to force the nose of the airplane up or down

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

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


Parts of an airplane

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


The basic parts of a airplane

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


To learn more go to www aopa org path

To learn more: GO TO WWW.AOPA.ORG/PATH

12/2005


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