Wed, Feb 22, 2012
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 controllable – variable pitch propeller with a range
sufficient enough to allow the blades to be turned parallel to the
line of flight to reduce drag. This is done in the case of engine
failure and is called feathering the prop. The goal is to reduce
drag to increase the gliding distance and prevent further damage to
an engine that has been shut down.
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