Yaw

Technology / Aviation / Yaw: Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the side-to-side movement of an aircraft on its vertical axis, as in skewing. Compare PITCH and ROLL.

Adverse Yaw

Technology / Aviation / Adverse Yaw: Yaw generated when the ailerons are used. The lifting wing generates more drag, causing an airplane to yaw (or turn) toward it. MORE

Roll

Technology / Aviation / Roll: Of the three axes in flight, this specifies the action around a central point. Compare PITCH and YAW. MORE

Fin

Technology / Aviation / Fin: The fixed part of a vertical airfoil that controls the yaw of an aircraft: the movable part being the RUDDER. Sometime referred to as Vertical Stabilizer. MORE

Crab

Technology / Aviation / Crab: A rudder-controlled yawing motion to compensate for a crosswind in maintaining a desired flight path, as in a landing approach. MORE

Joystick

Technology / Aviation / Joystick: A single floor- or roof-mounted control stick—sideways movement produces ROLL, and forward/backward movement produces PITCH (rudder pedals produce YAW). MORE

Fishtailing

Technology / Aviation / Fishtailing: A rudder-controlled side-to-side [yawing] motion to reduce air speed, generally prior to landing. MORE

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