My First Flight Experience
Have you ever felt scared when you are put in a foreign situation for the first time? You probably felt it was scary at first but afterwards you might have found it very amazing. Experience is what everybody may have to go through eventually. I was always afraid of experiencing new things because of fear in me. As I got older, however, I realized that going through these experiences could be very beneficial and a lot of fun. Something I did not know at the time, however, going through this ride would end up being beneficial to me and also over come my fear. Wow,” was all I could say sitting in the backseat of my aunt’s car. Nervously I clenched my seatbelt with my right hand. My parents were sitting on both sides; having a casual conversation with my aunt. We were riding in the backseat of my aunt’s car to the Vancouver Airport. Then I suddenly realized that “this is it”. I was about to get on a plane for the very first time. As excited as I was, I was not mentally prepared for everything that was about to happen. I walked in the Vancouver Airport for the very first time, my tiny hands were holding mom’s hand, while dad was pushing the trolley that had our luggage on it. I stand there at the side watching my parents placed the bags on the scale. I watched the numbers on the scale rises. “That suitcase is overweight sir,” said the man behind the counter “I suggest you remove some of the items and place them in another lighter suitcase,” he continued. As my dad did what he said, my mother checks me in. The suitcase’s weight evened out and I watched the man put the suitcases on the conveyor belt to the plane area. After I checked in, my family and I made our way towards the long lineup that led to the metal detector. I observed the people in front of me started to...
...How many people have the good fortune to travel by plane? I was one of the fortunate few. My firstflight in the air was the most exciting experience in my life.
I was travelling from Delhi to London by air. I entered the aeroplane in the morning. It was like getting into a car or bus but the noise of the machine made us feel that it was different. Soon the plane took off and rose in the air higher and higher. The buzzing sound which had fascinated me continued. When I looked down, things looked tiny.
The plane rushed fast through the air without a bump or a jolt, when all of a sudden bad weather overtook us. The plane began to swing from side to side and the pilot was a little troubled in controlling it, but I felt happy like a bird swinging in the air. Due to weather, some of the passengers felt sick. Some slept in their seats but I sat still. I took great pleasure in looking at the scenery of the different places as we passed over.
After flying for a few hours, we were told that we were passing over a big desert which looked like a meadow from the air. It was a lovely sight. The sun was just setting. The ships below looked like toys floating in a tub of water. The blue sea was simply enchanting.
We stopped at Cairo for the night. The coming down of the plane was quite pleasant. The plane had made some peculiar movements while landing. I was told that it was due to some engine trouble.
During dinner I was...
...Airplanes, Flight The history of the airplane and flight. airplane flight wright brothers jet engine The inventors of the first airplane were
Orville and Wilbur Wright. On
December 17, 1903, the Wright
brothers made the first successful
experiment in which a machine (aka
airplane) carrying a man rose by its own power, flew naturally and at even
speed, and descended without
damage. What is an Airplane? Most of us only have to look up into
the sky to see an airplane, and many
of us have traveled by airplane to
places that would have taken much
longer by any other means of transportation. An airplane by definition is an aircraft that has a fixed
wing and is powered by propellers or
jets. Before the Wright Brothers - History
of Flight However, before the first airplane was
invented by the Wright Brothers,
inventors made numerous attempts to
make like the birds and fly. These early
inventions included kites, hot air
balloons, airships, gliders, and other devices. Orville Wright & Wilbur Wright -
First Piloted & Powered Airplane "Flight is possible to man...[and] I feel
that it will soon cost me an increased
amount of money if not my life". -
Wilbur Wright Co-Inventor of the first
engined airplane. Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) had requested a patent application for a "flying
...headed for Atlanta Airport, I started to realize this is it. I am actually about to get on a plane for the first time to Hawaii. As excited as I was, I was not prepared for everything that was about to happen. Before the flight, the flight, and the aftermath of the flight left unforgettable memories for me.
Placing my bags on the scale as my mother checked me in, I watched the numbers rising. “That suitcase is overweight sir,” said the man behind the counter. “I suggest you remove some of the items and place them in another lighter suitcase,” he continued. As I did what he said, my mother continued to check me in. My suitcase’s weight evened out and I watched the man put it on the moving line to carry it to the plane area I assume. After I checked in, my family and I made our way towards the long lineup that lead to the metal detector. As I made my way closer to the metal detector, I placed my wallet and other items on the conveyor belt to go through the x-ray machine. Going through the metal detector wearing a sweat suit that had zippers on it, I heard a loud beeping noise. The security officer directed me towards a clear glass boxed-in area. They waved the metal detector wand all around me and concluded that my zippers were the problem.
I made my way through all the airport security procedures, and down to the terminal waiting area where my departure flight was scheduled. While awaiting...
...My First Military Experience
The date was September 23rd 2003. I was leaving my home for the first time; I had been dreading the unknown of entering basic military training for months. I knew difficult challenges would lie ahead, but little did I know what changes were about to become of me in my first military experience. The trainees were stuffed into the bus like sardines; I was shoved to the very back on the floor by exit sign. The smell of fear and the odor of a gym locker room filled the air. Night had already fallen by the time our bus arrived at Lackland Air Force Base. My heart was beating out my chest and the feeling of butterflies in my stomach made me feel like I was going to vomit. The bus stopped and a training instructor ran onto the bus and quickly started yelling and shouting. Looking back after eight years of service to my country, several key concepts in my first military experience taught me followership, responsibility, and teamwork.
In the first week of basic training, we quickly learned the importance of followership. One day while in the a briefing room where we were packed in like cattle at a cattle auction, we were instructed to quietly sit for the weekly instructional briefing by our training instructor, Staff Sergeant Smith. Staff Sergeant Smith was our primary training instructor, he was obligated to instruct and mold us into...
...hasty toward people. Amy Tan wrote this essay because she was an English major who loved English, but she also knew that there were differences in her speech at home with her mom than people she would speak too, out of the home. She wanted to know why her language would change, and drastically it would when her mother was around. I can easily relate to the essay because at my home English is a second language to my parents. Though it wasn’t as noticeable as Amy’s mother, but there were times where I heard my mother have a hard time speaking to people because she could not get her point across. There were times where I had to step in and just say “she means this, not that.” Growing up in a home where English is not the first language to me becomes your first Language because at the home everyone uses it to communicate and show affection with each other, before we head off to school to learn English that we use to speak to the world outside our homes.
Profession for Women
Profession for women was written by Virginia Wolf, who was born in London and wrote from a time when women were not equal to man (25). She wrote in her essay about an Angel in the house that would tell her to write good things about men and tell her she was just a woman who just needed to look pretty. She later explains that most people may not know what she is talking about; referring to the angel in the house because; at the time Virginia wrote the essay...
...My First Skydiving Experience
"Jumping is fun! Skydiving is not just falling; it is flying—the closest we have been able to come to free, unencumbered, non-mechanical individual flight," says Mike Turoff in the book The Skydiver's Handbook.
I totally agree with him because skydiving provides the maximum liberty that one can ever experience. In this article, I'd like to describe to you my first jump in order to show you how much fun skydiving is.
First of all, I learned about skydiving via the Internet and TV. There are countless pages of information about skydiving on the Internet.
My first jump was a part of the accelerated free fall (AFF). AFF is a course for training new skydivers which includes fourteen jumps. Even though it has fourteen jumps, you will always remember the first one!
On the jump day, I went to the skydiving center at 8:30 in the morning. The AFF course started at 9:00. The course included basic parachute equipment information, free falling information, emergency procedures, parachute opening, canopy control, and finally landing information.
We were only four people in the classroom. The AFF students studied all the necessary lessons to make a safe skydive. We used special equipment to study parachute equipment, canopy control, and landing.
After seven long hours, at the end of the class, we took a written exam. We had to score 100%...
...My First Driving Experience
“Sitting in the driver's seat, sweat trickling down my forehead, my heavy breathing joined with the thundering pounding in my chest,” a feeling all too real, yet one that was necessary to fulfill my growing experience. As you mature, these memorable “First time experiences” come your way leaving permanent foot prints in your life. As for me, the first time learning how to drive was a one time experience that had much more in store for me than had ever anticipated.
It was a beautiful Saturday morning, and I had woken up in an upbeat mood anxious to start off my day as newly aged sixteen year old. As I am getting up, I see my mom standing in my doorway with a smile stretching miles across her face from ear to ear, “Honey, I believe you are definitely old enough to start your first driving lesson! What do you say?” As if she had deeply offended me I annoyingly reply, “Mom do you know how dangerous it is to drive around the streets filled with crazy drivers ready to cause destruction in every corner they turn in? its a war zone out there!” “Honey, danger is inevitable, and it's always lurking in anything new you try, but I believe in you sweetie, just give it a try.” Surprisingly, my mom ends up convincing me, and before I know it I am in the drivers seat of her new cherry red Mustang.
After a few minutes of trying to convince myself...
...At zero angle of attack there is a positive coefficient of lift.
For a coefficient of lift of zero, the positive camber requires a negative angle of attack.
At zero angle of attack there is a negative coefficient of lift.
For a coefficient of lift of zero, the negative camber requires a positive angle of attack.
At zero angle of attack there is a coefficient of lift of zero.
Lift and Stalls
Relationships Between Weight,
Lift, Velocity and Angle of
Attack in Order to Maintain
Straight and Level Flight,
Using the Lift Equation.
As angle of attack increases, the only way to maintain level
flight is to decrease velocity. If velocity is not decreased, lift
will be greater than weight, and the airplane will climb.
Velocity and angle of attack are inversely related in flight.
The lift equation is given as follows: L = qSCL = ½ρV2SCL
As angle of attack continues to increase, the coefficient of lift increases up to a maximum called CLMAX. Any increase
beyond CLMAX causes a decrease in coefficient of lift, so we
call CLMAX AOA the most effective angle of attack.
Lift and Stalls
Boundary layer is that layer of airflow over a surface that demonstrates local airflow retardation due to viscosity. It is usually no more than 1mm thick at the...