Monthly Archives: June 2016


Spoilers, thrust reversers & air brakes 1160

There are many ways to increase drag and reduce speed in an aircraft either when on the ground or on air, these includes spoilers, thrust reversers and air brakes. Other methods of braking include wheel brakes, drogue parachutes and dive brakes. We will cover all these below :- Spoilers –┬áIts […]


Flaps found in an airplane 700

There are many types of airplane flaps but they all fall under two categories :- Leading edge flaps Trailing edge flaps The leading edge include Plain, slotted and Fowler flaps while the trailing edge include Krueger flaps, slats, and slots. TYPES OF FLAP This combines both leading edge and trailing […]