342-0426/03 – Principles of Flight 1 (ZL1)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRA56 Josef Hranický
KUB925 Ing. Martin Kubáň
SMR46 doc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
SOB37 Ing. Lubor Sobek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject´s goal is to achieve the necessary competencies to focus on the issues of fundamental principles of aircraft flying in the areas of subsonic and supersonic speeds. Knowledge of this subject is a civil aviation regulations requirement by acquiring of some aviation qualifications.

Teaching methods



Aerodynamics deals with the flow of fluids around the body submerged in the fluid and the forces that the flow on bodies raises. This subject deals with the aerodynamics at subsonic speeds of the airflow around the aircraft and aircraft stability.

Compulsory literature:

[1] Anderson, J. D.: Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991 [2] Principles of Flight, Theoretical Knowledge Manual ATPL, Jeppesen GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, 2001, ISBN 0-88487-290-4 [3] Thom,T.: The Aeroplane – Technical, The Air Pilot´s Manual,Volume 4, Airlife Publishing, Ltd., London, UK, 1994, ISBN 1-85310-017-X

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1 AERODYNAMICS OF SUBSONIC SPEEDS 1.1. Physical principles, laws and definitions 1.2. Two-dimensional flow past airfoils 1.3. Aerodynamic coefficient 1.4. Three-dimensional flow around an airplane 1.5. The total resistance of the airplane 1.6. Ground Effect 1.7. The relationship between lift coefficient and speed constant buoyancy 1.8. Flow separation on the wing 1.9. Increasing the maximum lift coefficient 1.10. Means to reduce the proportion of CL-CD, and to increase resistance 1.11. Boundary layer (link) 1.12. Special cases - special circumstances 2 AERODYNAMICS OF TRANSSONIC SPEEDS 2.1. The definition of Mach number 2.2. Shock waves 2.3. Ways to avoid the effects of exceeding the critical Mach number

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Rozsah povinné účasti

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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