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.
A flight condition of an aircraft in which the aircraft rotates
about its vertical axis. Yawing is not the same as turning, because
an aircraft can be yawed and continue to fly straight, if the wind
is striking it from the side. When an airplane is turned, it
follows a curved flight path, with the wind always flowing parallel
to its longitudinal axis.