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.
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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
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any intriguing terms.
A hinged device on the rear portion of an aircraft wing
combining the functions of an elevator and an aileron. Usually
found on delta-wing aircraft, it can be moved in the same direction
on either side of the aircraft to obtain longitudinal control, or
differentially to obtain lateral control.