Winglet Flight Testing

This is an image of Winglets-small vertical fins on wingtips-reduce the strength of wingtip vortices (air swirling off the ends of the wings). Most airliners feature some type of winglet to help decrease drag.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.004
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum