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AMA Flight School

ama flight school

Interactive Learning Tools

Left, Weight, Thrust & Drag

lift weight thrust drag
play the game

Pitch, Yaw & Roll

pitch yaw and roll
play the game

How-to-fly FPV (first-person view) Quadcopters/Drone

How Things Fly


How Things Fly

Create your own paper airplane!

Each plane has its own special attributes. Choose the one that suits you best.
the dart

The Dart (easy)

Description: The Dart is very streamlined, with a really long fuselage (body) and delta wing.

Characteristics: The Dart is excellent for long-distance flights and flights requiring accuracy, but its stunt capabilities are extremely limited. The Dart is an extremely fast and stable paper airplane.

print, fold, & fly!
the canard

The Canard (medium)

Description: The Canard has a long fuselage, delta wing and canard. A canard is a small wing placed on an airplane in front of the main wing.

Characteristics: The Canard is excellent for long-distance flights and flights requiring accuracy. Its forward wings give you extra control over its flying characteristics. The Canard is not nearly as fast as the Dart, but it is fairly stable.

print, fold, & fly!
the delta

The Delta (hard)

Description: The Delta has a wide delta wing form, winglets (turned-up wings), and a solid blunt nose.

Characteristics: The Delta is a slow moving glider. Its forward weight design and large tapered winglets make it a stable flier. The Delta is not designed for accuracy, but if built right and launched from a high place it can be made to generate long sweeping turns.

print, fold, & fly!

Three Kinds of Engines Power Most Flying Machines

Piston engines, jet engines, and rocket engines all depend on the same basic principles to produce thrust.
  1. The engine mixes fuel with oxygen or another oxidizer in a combustion chamber.
  2. The mixture is ignited.
  3. The burning mixture creates hot, expanding gases.
  4. The expanding gases either produce thrust directly (in jet and rocket engines), or are used to push a piston or drive a turbine.

NASA Kids’ Club


Roving on Mars

roving on mars

It’s Not the Same

it is not the same



Why don’t satellites fall out of the sky?

Download a poster of this video!
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