Re: Airbus winglets

Date:         05 Oct 99 03:14:41 
From:         Steve Howie <>
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Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>>They're not winglets (according to a UAL captain I asked).  They're nav/com

>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.

If you are interested in seeing a very detailed view of these 'fences',
take a look at

This shows a close-up view of the wingtip of an A320 operated by
Skyservice, a Canadian charter company.  The HF antennae are quite

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