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Lift
Force which raises the aircraft away from the ground. Air flowing past a wing may produce lift.
Thrust
Force which propels an aircraft forward.
Drag
Force decreasing the forward momentum of an aircraft.
Weight
Force toward the ground.
Angle of Attack
Angle which the relative air meets with the chord line of the wing.
Stall
Critical angle of attack is exceeded.
Icing
Accumulation of ice on aircraft body.
Ground Effect
Perceived additional lift which occurs when aircraft is within a half wing span from the ground.