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Fundamentals of Flight

Fundamentals of Flight

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Every aviator understands that the primary purpose is to operate aircraft safely. Every crewmember must perform the mission effectively and decisively in tactical and combat operations. FM 3-04.203 also covers basic tactical flight profiles, formation flight, and air combat maneuvers.
Every aviator understands that the primary purpose is to operate aircraft safely. Every crewmember must perform the mission effectively and decisively in tactical and combat operations. FM 3-04.203 also covers basic tactical flight profiles, formation flight, and air combat maneuvers.

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FM 3-04.203
Fundamentals of Flight
May 2007
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION
:
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Headquarters, Department of the Army
 
This publication is available at
Army Knowledge Online (www.us.army.mil)and
General Dennis J. Reimer Training and Doctrine
Digital Library at (www.train.army.mil).
 
*FM 3-04.203
Field ManualHeadquartersFM 3-04.203Department of the ArmyWashington, D.C. 7 May 2007
Fundamentals of Flight
Contents
Page
PREFACE ......................................................................................................................xiv
Chapter 1
THEORY OF FLIGHT ................................................................................................ 1-1
Section I Physical Laws and Principles of Airflow ................................................. 1-1
Newton’s Laws of Motion ................................................................................... 1-1
Fluid Flow ........................................................................................................... 1-2
Vectors and Scalars ........................................................................................... 1-3
Section II Flight Mechanics ...................................................................................... 1-6
Airfoil Characteristics.......................................................................................... 1-6
Airflow and Reactions in the Rotor System........................................................ 1-8
Rotor Blade Angles........................................................................................... 1-11
Rotor Blade Actions.......................................................................................... 1-12
Helicopter Design and Control ......................................................................... 1-16
Section III In-Flight Forces..................................................................................... 1-26
Total Aerodynamic Force ................................................................................. 1-26
Lift and Lift Equation......................................................................................... 1-26
Drag.................................................................................................................. 1-27
Centrifugal Force and Coning .......................................................................... 1-29
Torque Reaction and Antitorque Rotor (Tail Rotor) ......................................... 1-31
Balance of Forces............................................................................................. 1-32
Section IV Hovering ................................................................................................ 1-34
Airflow in Hovering Flight.................................................................................. 1-34
Ground Effect ................................................................................................... 1-34
Translating Tendency....................................................................................... 1-36
Section V Rotor in Translation............................................................................... 1-37
Airflow in Forward Flight................................................................................... 1-37
Translational Lift ............................................................................................... 1-41
Transverse Flow Effect..................................................................................... 1-42
Effective Translational Lift ................................................................................ 1-43
Autorotation ...................................................................................................... 1-44
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
*This publication supersedes FM 1-202, 23 February 1983; FM 1-203, 03 October 1988; TC 1-201, 20 January 1984;
and TC 1-204, 27 December 1987.
7 May 2007
FM 3-04.203
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