Definition of fixed-wing in English:


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  • Denoting aircraft of the conventional type as opposed to those with rotating wings, such as helicopters.
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    • In aviation there are two major kinds of aircraft: helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.
    • Analogizing gyroplanes with helicopters is a little surprising, considering that gyroplanes fly more like fixed-wing airplanes than helicopters.
    • The pilot held a commercial certificate with airplane single-engine land and helicopter ratings and an instrument rating for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

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