Newton’s 1st Law of Motion (Inertia)
In 1687 a very smart dude called Isaac Newton came up with 3 “Laws of Motion” that describe how things start moving, keep moving, and eventually stop. Since this is completely important to how an aircraft flies it makes sense for us to have a look at it. Don’t worry… this science won’t hurt a bit!
Newton’s 1st Law
The Law of Inertia
What does this really mean???
Here is the plain-English version…
An object will not move unless pushed…
…and it will not stop unless something stops it.