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General aviation

The science and practice of artificial flight which involves the design, development, production, operation of aircraft or heavier-than-air machines.

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General aviation

chemtrail

Aviation; General aviation

A pejorative name for contrails - the lines left in the sky by aeroplanes. Contrail is a combination of the words 'condensation' and 'trail', and is so named because of the way that they are formed. ...

Leading edge

Aviation; General aviation

Front edge of wing, rotor, tail or other aerofoil.

Trailing edge

Aviation; General aviation

Rear edge of aerofoil or streamlined strut.

Stall

Aviation; General aviation

A flight condition wherein the airflow separates from the airfoil surface, or the airflow around the airfoil becomes turbulent, causing the airfoil to lose lift. It is usually a result of ...

Stall

Aviation; General aviation

A flight condition wherein the airflow separates from the airfoil surface, or the airflow around the airfoil becomes turbulent, causing the airfoil to lose lift. It is usually a result of ...

Elevator

Aviation; General aviation

A movable horizontal airfoil, usually attached to the horizontal stabiliser on the tail, that is used to control pitch. It usually changes the attitude of the nose, making it move up and down.

Rudder

Aviation; General aviation

The primary control surface in yaw (sideways movement), it is usually hinged and attached to the trailing edge of the vertical stabiliser on an aircraft's tail.

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