spoilers

spoiler on display

As I understand it, it was 1948 before man began to use air spoilers on airplane wings. The great egret and all flighted birds, make good use of spoilers as they land.  It is not often I get to so easily see the spoilers on the back edges of the wings deployed and the lift spilled so the bird can safely land.

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