Tue, Feb 17, 2009
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.
A potentially lethal phenomenon of high-speed flight in which
the inertia of the heavier fuselage overpowers the aerodynamic
stabilizing forces of the wing and empennage. The problem became
apparent as single-engine jet fighter aircraft were developed with
narrow wing spans that had relatively low roll inertia, relative to
the pitch and yaw inertia dominated by the long slender
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