Aviation facts explained in one minute

What is thrust force?

After having talked to you about the lift formula, what g forces consist of, or what the Kármán Line is; in this new 1Minute Aviation video, we briefly address some basic concepts in Physics: the thrust force, Newton’s Third Law, or the principle of action and reaction.

What thrust force consist of?

Thrust is described quantitatively in Newton’s Third Law, better known as the Principle of Action and Reaction.

This principle states that when a body or system expels matter in a fixed direction and way (action), a force of equal magnitude and in the same direction, but in the opposite way (reaction), will be generated.

For example, a light aircraft generates thrust force when the propeller expels air backwards, which generates forward motion in proportion to the mass of air expelled and its velocity. Simple, isn’t it?

Well, that’s what today’s video is all about! And if you want to see other curious ways of obtaining thrust, you can’t miss it… So hit the play button!