How Airplane Wings Really Work

You probably think that a wing lifts an airplane because the airflow moving over the top has a longer distance to travel and “needs to go faster to have the same transit time as the air travelling along the lower, flat surface.” Well, you are wrong.

University of Cambridge’s Professor Holger Babinsky was so frustrated that everyone seems to believe this that he thought he should demonstrate that it is absolutely wrong:

via Clever 1-Minute Video Shows How Airplane Wings Really Work.

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