Great moments in aviation. November 14, 1910:

Eugene Ely

Eugene Ely

in the pilot seat of the Hudson Flier. The first pilot and airplane to make a successful take-off from a ship.

Daniel Bernoulli

In 1738, he published his principle.

In 1738, he published his principle.

We owe it all to Daniel Bernoulli. In 1738, he published his principle that states that an increase in the speed of a fluid, will occur simultaneously with a decrease in pressure. Bernoulli’s Principle helps explain how an aircraft wing produces lift. As an aircraft moves through the air, the air flows faster over the curved top of the wing than underneath the wing. The resulting decrease in pressure above the wing produces lift.