* Test and refine their designs by measuring and recording data on their load-carrying ability, distance and height obtained, and making at least one adjustment that improves these statistics based on their knowledge of the basic principles of flight
During the course, the students completed five units of instruction, spanning all aspects of aviation from history through career exploration, with an emphasis on principles of flight
 David Allerton, Principles of Flight
Simulation, Wiley, 2009.
Among the topics are principles of flight
, weather, navigation, the airspace system, radio communications, and medical facts for pilots.
The researchers are studying insect flight in order to "distil the biological principles of flight