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FAA Safety Team: The Wing’s the Thing

The Wing’s the Thing

Admit it — there are things you don’t know, but should know, about aircraft wings. For example, do you know the pros and cons of different wing types and how their shape or design determines your aircraft’s lift and drag characteristics? To learn more about the many design, performance, and structural variations you’ll likely see and how they affect your flying, read “The Wing’s the Thing: How Wing Design Affects Your Ride, and How to Preflight for Safety” in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of FAA Safety Briefing at Check out the entire Jan/Feb 2020 issue at