Science & Nature

Aviation Science: The Effects of Acceleration on Pilots

Get to know the forces generated by rapid acceleration and how they effect pilots flying high-performance aircraft.
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50 minutes

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Class Experience

What is acceleration?
What is inertia?
What is centrifugal force?
How does high performance flight generate these forces?
What is G-LOC?
How do pilots train to recognize G-LOC
What do pilots and engineers do to combat G-LOC?
I served 20 years and an active duty Air Force pilot, flight instructor, and academic teacher. For the past seven years, I have taught a high school Aviation Science course. I remain an active pilot and aviation enthusiast! 
Each learner should have 2 small, relatively light weight, stackable items that are not easily broken. Examples include wooden blocks, paperback books, packs of gum, small tins/containers. At least one of these items will be falling to the floor, desk, etc. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed informally throughout the lesson to ensure they are meeting learning goals.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Captain MattAir Force Pilot, Leadership Educator
95 total reviews
96 completed classes

About Me

I am a retired Air Force pilot and current high school teacher. I love flying, and I love teaching! 

I graduated from the US Air Force Academy with a degree in Military History. During my 20 year Air Force career, I amassed over 3000 flight hours... 
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