Today you are going to learn the parts of a plane.
# Label your diagram correctly
# Learn name and identify part on plane
# Take photo of your work and upload to your blog:
Title Label the Airplane, Insert Image
aileron – the hinged surfaces of the trailing edge of a wing (far from the body of the plane) that move up and down in order to roll the plane from side to side. cockpit – where the pilots fly the plane, located at the front of the plane. door – allows people to enter and exit the plane. elevator – the movable part of the 2 horizontal parts of the tail section that moves up or down to help the plane remain level during flight (the elevator controls pitch) and helps control altitude. fin – the vertical part of the rear of the tail. The rudder is located on the trailing edge of the fin. flaps – the hinged, rear edge of a wing (located near the body of the plane); the flaps move downwards during takeoff and landing in order to increase the wing surface and therefore increase lift. fuselage – the body of the airplane (excluding the wing and tail). Passengers and cargo are carried towards the rear of the fuselage. jet engines – the part of the aircraft that provides the power for the flight. landing gear – the retractible wheels fastened to the main part of the body (by struts) – it is used for landing and moving the plane around on the ground. nose – the forward part of the plane. nosewheel – the part of the landing gear located under the nose of the plane. rudder – the vertical part of the tail; it can move left/right to stabilize the airplane during takeoffs and landings in strong wind or in crosswinds (it controls yaw). slats – the hinged forward edge of a wing; the slats are used during takeoff and landing in order to increase the wing surface and therefore increase lift. spoiler – small hinged plates located on the top surface of the wings; spoilers are used to slow an aircraft or help it descend by disrupting (spoiling) the flow of air around the wing, increasing the drag. windows – sealed viewing portals, located along the sides of the plane. wing – the airplane’s two wings produce lift as the plane moves through the air. The wings have four moveable controls: ailerons, flaps, slats, and spoilers.