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noun: A hinged flap on the trailing edge of an airplane wing that moves up or down.
From French aileron (small wing), diminutive of aile, from Latin ala (wing). The word aisle is derived from the same root. NOTES: The Wright brothers did not use ailerons, but rather devised (and patented) the technique of wing warping to adjust the shape of the wings. To warp the wings, the pilot lay across a saddle that was connected by cables to the tips of both wings. By using his hips to shift the saddle left or right, he had the necessary control of the wings to roll the aircraft and make turns.
"Mr. Harvey is followed by D. L. Hughley, wearing a tan suit with peaked
lapels that could serve as ailerons."
"The pilot in command is in command, thus effectively taking the keys away
from men who don't know an altimeter from an aileron."
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. -George Washington, 1st US president (1732-1799)