A hinged control surface on the trailing edge of the wing of an aircraft, used to control the aircraft's roll and bank.
From the french word "aileron" meaning "little wing" , it was first used in aviation in the early 20th century.
- The aileron was used to make the plane roll to the left or the right.
- The pilot moved the aileron to make the plane turn.
- The aileron is an essential part of the aircraft's control system.
- The aileron's movement is controlled by the pilot or by an automated flight control system.
- Ailerons are critical for maintaining the stability and control of the aircraft during flight.