Wing

A surface that has an airfoil cross-section and is used to generate lift.

Angle of Attack

The angle at which a wing strikes the air stream.


Aspect Ratio

The relationship of the wing span to the wing chord, expressed numerically by the number of times the span can be divided by the chord.

See also: Aerofoil, Aircraft, Delta Wing, Dihedral, Flaps, Fuselage, Stall, Swept Wing, Turbulence, Variable Geometry Wing, Wing Loading, Wing Warping.

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Subjects: Aerodynamics Aviation