Aerodynamics is the study of how air moves and interacts with solid objects. It is an essential part of aircraft design.

Aerodynamics is the study of how air moves and interacts with solid objects. It is an essential part of aerospace study and engineering, including aircraft design and performance calculations. Pilots are usually taught at least some basic aerodynamic principles as part of their training, depending on their level of certification. Aerodynamics also has many applications outside the field of aviation, such as in automotive design.

This tag is appropriate for questions about lift, drag, airfoil efficiency. It is not appropriate for performance questions that are specifically about engines or other non-aerodynamic aircraft components.

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