The Four Forces of Flight
Drawings like this have been “out there” for years, although I’d not seen one until a contributor recently forwarded one to me. This resonates mostly because the humor stems from a truth that is a disconcertingly sober one. Let’s explore these four forces.
I grew up in aviation in the era of Jim Bede. Bede was many things, including a superb aircraft designer and quixotic aviation visionary. His designs set new standards for speed, efficiency and,