__Total Drag__Induced drag and parasite drag will always combine to become the force known as

The force of

This combination forms the

**total drag**, and that force is shown in the picture at left as the red curved line.The force of

**induced drag**is always decreasing as flying speed is increased and the angle of attack is minimized. Meanwhile, the force of**parasite drag**is always increasing as flying speed is also increasing.This combination forms the

**total drag curve**and defines graphically the relationship between the lowest possible value of**total drag force**, and the flying speed at which that total drag force will exist.