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Science of Aviation

Science of Aviation

The Science of Aviation, which allows us to fly, works hand-in-hand with design to create the machines we so admire. Fully comprehending the artistry of aircraft requires understanding the physics and engineering, the navigation and aerodynamics, the robotics and computer science that contribute to the contemporary world of flying. By engaging with the latest science and technology that moves flight forward, we'll be able to appreciate the power and privilege of flying.‍


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