Designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms
and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation
world, ANN Contributor Aleta "I'm Not Making An Asterisk Of Myself"
Vinas will be selecting... and defining unique aeronautical terms
each day from all tiers of the aviation world...
Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's
all fair game and with a full year's selection already coming
together, we can assure you that 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
An autogyro (only an autogiro when made by Cierva), sometimes
called a gyroplane or Gyrocopter™, is an aircraft with an
unpowered rotary wing, or rotor, that resembles a helicopter. It is
powered by either an engine-powered propeller or a tow cable. The
movement of air past the rotor causes the lift. Standing order at
the local Greek restaurant for the lamb in the pita.