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
A powered aircraft with a framed pivoting wing and a fuselage
controllable only in pitch and roll by the pilot’s ability to
change the aircraft’s center of gravity (CG) with respect to
the wing. Flight control of the aircraft depends on the
wing’s ability to flexibly deform rather than the use of
control surfaces. (commonly referred to as a hang glider).