There’s more than meets the eye on how our unusual craft flies and it’s not all intuitive. Myths abound.
Flight is a fine dance of forces that must remain in step to keep you aloft and under control. We follow the same basic aerodynamic rules as our fixed-wing brethren with a few important differences.
The PPG Bible goes into great detail about these but some additional material is included here including what may be added to the aerodynamics chapter.