A twice-daily forecast that provides wind and temperature forecasts for specific locations in the contiguous United States.
The total surface of the wing (in square feet), which includes control surfaces and may include wing area covered by the fuselage (main body of the airplane), and engine nacelles.
The maximum distance from wingtip to wingtip.
A design feature incorporated into some wings to improve aileron control effectiveness at high angles of attack during an approach to a stall.
Airfoils attached to each side of the fuselage and are the main lifting surfaces that support the airplane in flight.
The rapidly rotating air that spills over an airplane’s wings during flight. The intensity of the turbulence depends on the airplane’s weight, speed, and configuration. Also referred to as wake turbulence. Vortices from heavy aircraft may be extremely hazardous to small aircraft.
A measurement of force used to produce movement.
A standard series of aeronautical charts covering land areas of the world at a size and scale convenient for navigation (1:1,000,000) by moderate speed aircraft. Topographic information includes cities and towns, principal roads, railroads, distinctive landmarks, drainage, and relief. Aeronautical information includes visual and radio aids to navigation, airports, airways, restricted areas, obstructions and other pertinent data.