qv = also in Glossary

W

    • W/T

      Wireless Telegraphy
    • WAAF

      Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    • Walk-round balcony

      Platform around front and sides of control tower
    • Watch office

      [archaic] Original term for control tower [qv]
    • Winch-launched

      Referring to gliders not towed into the air by powered aircraft
    • Window

      Metal strip dropped to jam enemy radar
    • Windsock

      Fabric sleeve used to determine direction of wind
    • Wing

      Military unit, ranked above a squadron and below a Group
    • Wing loading

      Total weight of aircraft divided by its wing area
    • WRAF

      Women's Royal Air Force
    • WW1

      World War One
    • WW2

      World War Two

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