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The Landing: Flare
 
View of the runway as seen from the cockpit of a landing airplane

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 9-12


This NASA video segment explores how Newton's laws apply to the landing of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School explain what happens during the flare phase of landing and how mistakes in a pilot's timing can make landing impossible.

The Landing: Flare
Duration: 3 minutes 30 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Flight Testing Newton's Laws DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


More videos and video clips in this series:
Introduction to Newton's Three Laws, Lesson 1
     The Law of Inertia: Newton's First Law (video clip)
     Force Equals Mass Times Acceleration: Newton's Second Law (video clip)
     The Law of Action and Reaction: Newton's Third Law (video clip)
Weight and Balance, Lesson 2
Lift and Rate of Change of Momentum, Lesson 3
Drag, Lesson 4
Thrust, Lesson 5
Take Off, Lesson 6
Climb and Descent, Lesson 7
Cruise, Lesson 8
The Landing, Lesson 9
     The Landing: Approach (video clip)
     The Landing: Rollout (video clip)
     The Landing: Summary (video clip)


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