Slats are used on the leading edge of a wing to improve lift. They help the formation of a smooth boundary layer over the leading edge allowing the wing to operate at a higher angle of attack before seperation occurs. See also: Flaps.
Special surfaces attached to or actually part of the leading edge of the wing. During takeoff and landing, they are extended to produce extra lift.
Leading edge devices usually found on airliners and some fighter jets used to increase leading edge area thus increasing total lift. Normally used in conjunction with flaps for takeoff and landing. Report this Word Added by: Sportflyr