Aerospace Education Laboratory


Intro to Flight

Students will learn about the relationship between the airplane’s flight controls, control surfaces, and the four forces of flight.  They will then apply this knowledge as they fly the flight simulators on their introductory flight lesson.
(recommended for grades 2 and up)

2021 S.C. Standards Alignment

3-PS2-1:  Balanced and unbalanced forces
4-PS3-1: Relating speed to energy
7-PS3-2: Relationship between energy and forces
8-PS2-2: Motion of object determined by sum of forces
P-PS2-1: Newton’s second law of motion

Related Careers:

  • commercial or military pilot
  • flight instructor
  • aircraft salesman
  • aerospace or aeronautical engineering