025 – Aerodynamic Lift Explained

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This episode is a bit different. I produced it together with Joe D’Eon from the wonderful Fly With Me podcast. Together, we explored the question of how aerodynamic lift really works – in other words: why airplanes fly. He went out and asked a fellow pilot about what he thinks how lift works. I went to the University of Stuttgart’s Intitute for Aero- and Gasdynamics and talked with Thorsten Lutz. He explained the details of how it works. If his explanation still doesn’t do it for you, take a look at Wikipedia. They have a couple of nice illustrations.