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Label the Airplane
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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.
fin - the vertical part of the rear of the tail. The rudder is located on the trailing edge of the fin.
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).
tail - the rear section of the plane, consisting of horizontal and vertical (fin) components.
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.
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