Sun, Jun 17, 2007
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.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
An aircraft whose wings can be moved in flight, to change the
amount of sweep. When flying at high speed, the wings are swept
back. For low speed flying, such as takeoff or landing, the wings
are much straighter to maximize lift. Examples are the F-14 Tomcat,
F-111 Aardvark, and B-1 Bomber.
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