Eagle in the Air

Once in the air, the skier stretches out over the tips of his skis. This new position now catches the same air the skier once tried to avoid. His body and skis now act like a giant sail. The moving air now hits the skier and his skis act like a giant wing. The force applied by the moving air creates lift. Lift is a force pushing up on the skier. The force from gravity that once helped the skier gain speed, now pulls him down toward the ground. That battle is on between these two forces for as long as possible. The skier resists gravity using the lift from the moving air. Gravity continually pulls him down. His goal is to fly as far as possible.


Original Release: Dec 13, 2016

Updated Last Revision: Dec 13, 2016

To cite this story (For MLA citation guidance see easybib or OWL ):

"Eagle in the Air" AwesomeStories.com. Dec 13, 2016. Sep 24, 2018.
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips