Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Yaw Damper? What's that you ask? It's a device used on many
aircraft, usually jets and turboprops, to reduce (or "damp") the
rolling and yawing oscillations due to Dutch roll tendencies. It
helps provide a better ride for passengers and, on some aircraft,
it is a to ensure that the aircraft stability remains within