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movements of an airplane click to hear : movements of an airplane

Changes exerted on an aircraft in flight that affect its behavior; a pilot must know how to correct them.
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roll pitch yaw

roll click to hear : roll

Rotational movement of an aircraft around its longitudinal axis; it is caused by an imbalance in the lift of the wings.

pitch click to hear : pitch

Rotational movement of an aircraft around its transverse axis; it is caused by an imbalance of pressure on the nose and tail.

yaw click to hear : yaw

Aircraft’s rotational motion around its vertical axis; it is caused by an imbalance of pressure on the leading edges of the wings.