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Wing root

The wing root of a simple aircraft, an American Aviation AA-1 Yankee, showing a wing root fairing

The wing root is the part of the wing on a fixed-wing aircraft that is closest to the fuselage.[1] On a simple monoplane configuration, this is usually easy to identify. On parasol wing or multiple boom aircraft, the wing may not have a clear root area.[1]

Wing roots usually bear the highest bending forces in flight and during landing, and they often have fairings to reduce interference drag between the wing and the fuselage.[citation needed]

The opposite end of a wing from the wing root is the wing tip.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Peppler, I.L.: From The Ground Up, page 9. Aviation Publishers Co. Limited, Ottawa Ontario, Twenty Seventh Revised Edition, 1996. ISBN 0-9690054-9-0