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Typical wing shape diagram (cross section shape of airplane wing)

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      Bernard Nebel

      For an airplane to fly, the upward force of air under the wings must equal the downward force of gravity (the weight of the plane). Much research, including trial and error, has gone into developing the best shape for a wing, which is described here: Have students describe how it provides lift. (Post questions)

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