June, 7, 2019 by

The vertical component of lift is what keeps the aircraft flying, it opposes gravity.

The horizontal component of lift is what fights inertia, causing the aircraft to turn; it is directed toward the center of rotation, and called the centripetal force.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More