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Flight Mechanics

Flight mechanics covers the whole field of aerial vehicle dynamics, including control theory and control technology applicable to aerial vehicles, as well as methods for analysing the role of the pilot in manned aircraft. 

 

An important part of this field involves analytical or numerical methods for determining whether a given control system makes an aerial vehicle manageable in a way that is safe. These activities also apply to the control of autonomous aerial vehicles and are closely linked to both aerodynamics and structural technology via the aeroelastic phenomena mentioned above.