The Secret of Flight–Dr. Alexander Lippisch

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Catherine Cavagnaro, The University of Iowa has published The Secret of Flight, a series of 14 videos now on YouTube about the science and engineering of flight.

You can read Dr. Cavagnaro’s column about these videos in the November 2019 issue of AOPA Pilot Magazine, here.

Here’s the introduction video:

The host is Dr. Alexander Lippisch, a German scientiest and engineer who was part of Project Paperclip, the effort to bring top German scientists and engineers to the U.S. immediately after WWII.

Cavagnaro is a professor of mathematics, a flight instructor, and a designated pilot examiner. She also writes a monthly column for AOPA Pilot.

One Response to The Secret of Flight–Dr. Alexander Lippisch

  1. Bruce Barton says:

    Thank you Catherine for bringing contemporary re discovery of these Lippisch videos. As an arm chair student of aero- dynamics, I have found this U of Iowa research most enlightening and a must ‘know’ compendium of why planes fly…
    Thanks for your AOPA review!

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