Flaps

  • (noun): A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.
    Synonyms: flap

Some articles on flaps, flap:

Spanair Flight 5022 - Investigation - Final Report
... configuration for take-off (by not deploying the flaps and slats, following a series of errors and omissions), coupled with the absence of any warning of the incorrect configuration ... to select and check the position of the flaps and slats during flight preparation, specifically they failed to select the flaps/slats lever during the corresponding step in the "Aft ...
Lion Air Flight 386 - Analysis and Conclusions
... The aircraft was thoroughly examined at the scene, and parts of the flaps system was analysed by Boeing in the United States ... FDR was consistent with a take-off having been attempted with the flaps stowed, which meant that the lift-off speed was too high to be reached on the runway ... It was apparent from inspections that the flap system was functioning normally, except for a faulty circuit breaker in the aural flap warning system ...
Spanair Flight 5022 - Investigation - Theories - Flaps and Slats
... recorder showed that the pilot had said "Flaps OK, Slats OK" to the co-pilot ... The article confirmed that the flaps had not been extended and that the alarm for that condition had not sounded ... The final report concluded that the failure to deploy flaps was the cause of the accident ...
FFA AS-202 Bravo - Specifications (202-10)
227 km/h (122 knots, 141 mph) Cruise speed 211 km/h (114 knots, 131 mph) Stall speed Flaps 0° 60 KIAS ... Flaps 15° 56 KIAS ... Flaps 41° 49 KIAS Rate of climb 3.66 m/s (720 ft/min) Endurance 4½ hrs for 202-18A4 ...
Bum Flap
... The bum or butt flap is a piece of removable material that hangs from the waist to cover the rear end ... The flap is of ambiguous origin, but probably was originally intended to reduce abrasive wear to pants ... Pavement can rapidly wear the seat of pants, and flaps act as replaceable buffer material ...