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There are (at least) three popular explanations for lift on an airfoil: Faster air on the top has lower static pressure than slow moving air on the bottom. The resulting pressure difference multiplied by the area is equal to the lift. The airfoil deflects air downward and by Newton's 3rd law an equal and opposite force (lift) is applied to the wing. Bound ...
To think of Bernoulli's principle as opposed to something else is not right. Bernoulli's principle can be thought of as the reason for the something else. Take a look at John Denker's explanation. It's the best I've seen.
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