Date: 11 Jul 97 02:09:28 From: Ian McAndrew <email@example.com> Organization: Cumbria, England Followups: 1 2 3
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On a flight to Italy recently, my first on an Airbus, I was looking at the wing and it appeared to me that there were no conventional ailerons. There was a control surface close to the fuselage which showed a lot of activity during the approach but only in a downward direction (on my side - I assume there was a matching one doing the same on the other side :-) At no time did it move up and from the look of it I don't think it was possible anyway. The impression I got was that turns were initiated by increasing lift on the wing at the outside of the turn without a matching aileron decreasing lift on the inside wing. Did I miss something or is my interpretation of what I saw correct? -- Ian McAndrew Past "sell by date" Chipmunk pilot"