The Wonders of Subsonic Airflow

How many times have you stepped onto an aircraft and wondered about the subsonic airflow that would occur over the surfaces of said aircraft?  I think the answer is highly likely not many.  It’s okay though, I hadn’t thought about it either before this week.  The first I heard of it was in ground school.  It’s all very interesting but at the same time quite complicated – you know, the kind of stuff that never goes in first time.

This week we have begun studying the principles of flight along with six other subjects.  Those other subjects are:  DC Electrics, Airframes, Instruments, Human Performance, Piston Engines and Meteorology.  I don’t have a picture of those book because they are scattered around my room and some are in my flight case.  Take a look at the following picture and imagine twice the amount of books.

That pretty much sums up my life for the next six months.  The pace is rapid, in some of the books we have already covered more than sixty pages.  I’m determined though, I haven’t made it this far by chance.  With it being a bank holiday today I had the day off school.  Normally that would be cause for a celebration but in this case it was cause for more study.  I really needed the time, I don’t know how I’m going to get through the work next weekend in just two days.  I’m sure it’ll be fine, hundreds of others have somehow managed it.