Re: Airbus winglets

Date:         03 Oct 99 17:38:52 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>They're not winglets (according to a UAL captain I asked).  They're nav/com
>antennae.

He's half right -- they aren't winglets.  Airbus calls 'em wing fences.
Regardless of what they're called, they're there for aerodynamic reasons
though they may have antennae components embedded in them.

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