Landing Flaps

Technology / Aviation / Landing Flaps: a secondary control surface built into the wing by which the overall wing area, or lift-drag ratio, can be increased. The increased wing area permits a slower landing speed. The increased drag reduces airspeeds on landing and shortens the afterlanding roll.

Other Words for Landing

Landing Verb Synonyms: touchdown, alighting, splashdown, docking
Landing Noun Synonyms: landing-place, dock, pier, jetty, wharf, quay

Landing Wires

Technology / Aviation / Landing Wires: Interplane bracing wires that help support wingloads when the plane is on the ground. Direction of travel is downward and outward from the fuselage. Opposite of FLYING WIRES. MORE

Landing Roll

Technology / Aviation / Landing Roll: the distance an aircraft travels on the ground after touchdown to the point it can be stopped or exits to the taxiway. MORE

Pancake Landing

Technology / Aviation / Pancake Landing: an aircraft landing procedure in which the aircraft is on an even plane with the runway. As the aircraft reduces speed and lift, it drops to the ground in a flat or prone attitude. MORE

Soft Landing

Business / Finance / Soft Landing: The value of research services that brokerage houses supply to investment managers 'free of charge' in exchange for the investment manager's business commissions. MORE

Stair Landing

Business / Construction / Stair Landing: A platform between flights of stairs or at the termination of a flight of stairs. Often used when stairs change direction. Normally no less than 3 ft. X 3 ft. Square. MORE

Landing Page Quality Scores

Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Landing Page Quality Scores: A measure used by Google to help filter noisy ads out of their AdWords program. When Google AdWords launched affiliates and arbitrage players made up a large portion of their ad market, but as more ma MORE