Date: 05 Oct 99 03:14:41 From: Steve Howie <email@example.com> Organization: Biled heids 'r us References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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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 >>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. If you are interested in seeing a very detailed view of these 'fences', take a look at http://www.skyservice.com/photographs/img0024.jpg This shows a close-up view of the wingtip of an A320 operated by Skyservice, a Canadian charter company. The HF antennae are quite visible. Scotty -- Steve Howie firstname.lastname@example.org Netnews and Listserv Admin 519 824-4120 x2556 University of Guelph "If it's not Scottish it's CRRRRAAAAAAAPPPPPP!"