airbrakes

dive brakes

Control surfaces that extend from the aircraft surface and significantly increase drag, thus permitting aircraft to dive steeply at moderate air speeds. Dive brakes also are used to decelerate aircraft in flight. Spoilers may also function as dive brakes. Also called airbrakes

dive flaps

Surfaces on either the wings or the fuselage that can be extended in flight to create sufficient parasite drag to prevent aircraft from accelerating to very high speeds in a dive. The same as airbrakes and dive brakes.

speed brakes

A type of secondary aircraft controls, which increases the drag considerably when extended, permitting aircraft to decelerate or descend steeply. These are flat platelike structures on the top and/or bottom of the wings or the bottom or side of the fuselage, which remain flush in normal flight and are extended when in use. Also called dive brakes and airbrakes
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I landed back at Pathankot, touching down at one and a half times the landing speed without the tail chute, flaps or the airbrakes."
I've wondered what Vivian must have been thinking as the final boarding call echoed over the Kansas City station's intercom and as the great hiss of airbrakes signaled her final departure.
"The F-22 launched decoy flares and used airbrakes while constantly maneuvering (near the Russian strike jets), imitating an air fight," Konashenkov said, adding that the US jet ceased its dangerous maneuvers only after a Russian Su-35S fighter jet joined the two strike planes.
There's an inner wing with flaps and Schempp-Hirth airbrakes, foldable outer wings with continuous ailerons, two wing extensions with ailerons and two winglets.
MONDAY Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza E4, 7.30pm Imagine a squeal of airbrakes as the hit Channel 4 strand arrives on E4, with a gang of young Brits visiting some of southern Europe's top party spots.
And it came from according honor to the formerly despised of Bolton--or of Osaka or of Lake Wobegon--commoners exercising their liberty to relocate a factory or invent airbrakes.
Since then and with the introduction of advanced composites in the 1980s such as the CFRP, these materials are no more only used for secondary loading structures such as the rudder, spoilers, airbrakes, elevators and flaps of the A320.
Both types of DE locos would pull heavy and long haul freight trains with High Bogie Wagons (HBW) fitted with airbrakes and roller bearings to reach speed of 100 kmph for freight trains.
Initially, Alers told the other truck driver that he had pulled over because he was tired, but later he stopped on the shoulder after an alarm went off signaling problems with his truck's airbrakes. It was established that an alarm had gone off in the tanker to warn of an airbrake problem about one mile before the area of the shoulder where Alers eventually pulled over.
Currently being assembled in Bristol, Bloodhound will be fitted with airbrakes and winglets after its Newquay trial so it can start high-speed testing at Hakskeen Pan, in South Africa's Northern Cape in summer 2016.