Why Airplane Wings Are Shaped Like They Are

Why Airplane Wings Are Shaped Like They Are

Why Airplane Wings Are Shaped Like They Are

04/03/18

“Why do Airplane Wings Have Their Shape?”

 

Airplane wings have a very peculiar shape. Their curved nature makes it seem as if they come from some science fiction movie. However, why exactly do they have their shape? Well, it turns out that it all comes from a very simple physical phenomenon, pressure. The wings are curved upwards such that more air goes below the wings, therefore creating a pressure difference that creates lift. Because of this, airplane wings have their futuristic look!

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