Sat, Nov 11, 2006
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.
The twist in an airfoil which causes less angle of attack at the
tips than the root. For airplanes, this increases stability of the
aircraft at slow speeds as the wing tips will stall after the
center of the wing, avoiding accidental tip stalls. Someone who
flunks out of pilot training.
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