leading-edge flap

leading-edge flap

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Leading-edge flaps.
A portion of the leading edge of the wing that folds downward to increase the camber of the wing to increase both its lift and its drag. Leading-edge flaps are used both for takeoff and landing. See also Krüger flap. Also called a nose flap.
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The night-shift supervisor had instructed me and my co-worker, AN Garcia, to go to the flight deck to scrape rain erosion off the leading-edge flap antenna on aircraft 207.
FA-18A VMFA-142 04/05/2004 Starboard leading-edge flap departed the aircraft during maneuvering flight.
During the "G awareness" maneuver, his FA-18 had an uncommanded deflection of the left inboard, leading-edge flap, which caused a severe nose-down attitude and significant loss of altitude.
It was too late; that aircraft's outboard, leading-edge flap struck the port horizontal stabilator of the parked aircraft.
I expected to see blood from a bird all over my wing, but instead, I saw my outboard leading-edge flap (LEF) sticking straight up, 90 degrees the wrong way.
1 checked the FCS page and saw my left leading-edge flap was X'd out.
With the leading-edge flap locked out the consensus from the ready room was that I could not slow down enough to "blow" down the gear.
Leading-edge flaps also can be employed, but usually are reserved for heavier transport airplanes.
The problem was that one side of leading-edge flaps had partly retracted and the other side was still out full.
The US Federal Aviation Administration is further proposing to extend the fix to prevent leading-edge flaps from retracting during take-off on Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Boeing 747s, to the other versions of the aircraft.
Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, General Electric The US Federal Aviation Administration is further proposing to extend the fix to prevent leading-edge flaps from retracting during take-off on Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Boeing 747s, to the other versions of the aircraft.
Skymark learned March 23 that it had failed to check one of the aircraft during an April 2006 maintenance for oil levels in a motor that drives the main wings' leading-edge flaps, used during take-offs and landings, according to the ministry.