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Aircraft

C-band radar

Making Waves with Radar

Learn about how the radar works, the history and its many real life applications.

B-58 Hustler in flight

Testing for Aviation Safety

Learn about some of the ways that aircraft and spacecraft are tested.

Scale aircraft in a wind tunnel

Pre-flight Testing

Learn about some of the ways Aerospace engineers test new designs.

Otto Lilienthal's flying machine

A History of How Humans Learned to Fly

Learn how aviation pioneers from the world learned how to make humans fly!

XB-35

Strange Shapes in the Sky: Stealth and Flying Wings

Learn about how and why engineers designed and built some very unique aircraft.

Four Harvard training aircraft

How Planes Fly

Learn about what gets planes up in the air, what keeps them up there, and what brings them down again.

Four forces acting on an aircraft

Four Forces of Flight

Learn about the four forces of flight.

Hot air balloons at dawn

Lighter Than Air Vehicles

Learn about history and workings of lighter than air vehicles.

Image showing the physics of flight on a drone.

Resources on Physics and Aerospace

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to physics and aerospace.

Aircraft mechanic

Aerodynamic Aviation Careers

Students will examine the aerodynamics of an airplane with the goal of improving an existing design and will explore careers associated with such a process.

Sarah Dallaire | Pilote

Sarah Dallaire

Pilot, Snowbird 2 with the Air Demonstration Squadron 431

Sarah Daillaire is a Pilot, Snowbird 2 with the Air Demonstration Squadron 431 for the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Air Force.
Blair Hampel | Opérateur - contrôle aérospatial

Blair Hampel

Aerospace Control Operator

Blair Hampel is an Aerospace Control Operator for the Canadian Armed Forces.
Allison Rumbolt | Pilote d’hélicoptère

Allison Rumbolt

Helicopter Pilot

Allison Rumbolt is a Helicopter Pilot for Cougar Helicopters, St. John’s, NL.
Above: Tires on a Boeing 737 (Wikimedia Commons/Politikaner)

How do an Airplane's Tires Help It Land Safely?

Manufacturing and engineering airplane tires is important work! Learn how airplane tires keep the aircraft safe during takeoff and landing.

AeroVelo's winning flight

The Hovering Human

Learn how a team of Canadian engineers used Bernoulli’s Principle to design a human-powered helicopter. It set a world record for human-powered hovering flight!