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wing fence

A stationary wall-like plate on the upper surface of a wing, extending chord-wise or substantially parallel to the airstream. It generally extends from one-third up to one-half of the wing chord and is located about two-thirds of the way outward from the span. A fence prevents span-wise airflow, especially in swept wings. Also called a fence
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Two other aerodynamic tricks for flying slowly deserve mention, especially given their presence aboard personal airplanes: wing fences and vortex generators.
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