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Control surface

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

Movable surfaces on the wings of an aircraft to control motion, e.g. the ailerons, elevators and rudder.

Aerodyne

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

General term for heavier-than-air-craft, which derive their lift from motion. As opposed to aerostats, e.g. balloons which derive lift from buoyancy.

Aerostat

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

A permeanently moored balloon serving a purpose e.g. border control.

Aeronaut

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

Pilot of a lighter-than-air craft such as a balloon or airship.

Aircraft

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

Any vehicle which travels through the air.

Airship

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

Powered and steerable aerostats, i.e. lighter-than-air craft.

Attitude

Aviation; Airplanes & equipment

The orientation of an aircraft in relation to the horizon.

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