Droop Nose

Some articles on droop nose, nose, droop:

Concorde - Design - Droop Nose
... Concorde’s drooping nose, developed by Marshall Aerospace, enabled the aircraft to switch between being streamlined to reduce drag and achieve optimum aerodynamic efficiency, and not obstructing the pilot ... Due to the high angle of attack the long pointed nose obstructed the view and necessitated the capability to droop ... The droop nose was accompanied by a moving visor that retracted into the nose prior to being lowered ...
Droop-nose
... The Droop Nose was a distinctive feature of both Concorde and the Tu-144 ... When these aircraft were in service, the pilot would lower the nose to improve visibility of the runway and taxiways ... When in flight, the nose would be raised ...

Famous quotes containing the words nose and/or droop:

    And that laugh that wrinkles your nose touches my foolish heart.
    Dorothy Fields (1904–1974)

    And by another year,
    Such as God knows, with freer air,
    More fruits and fairer flowers
    Will bear,
    While I droop here.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)