gust lock

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gust lock

A ground lock for aircraft controls used to prevent wind from damaging the control surfaces by knocking them against their stops. These can be either built-in or external locks that are slipped between the movable and fixed surfaces. See control lock.
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The NTSB also said Gulfstream should modify the gust-lock system on the G-IV, to be sure that crews can't accelerate to take-off speed with the gust lock engaged.