Aero India: Hey what’s that foam on that fighter jet?

If you’re at Aero India this week, or looking at our photos or videos, you may notice some jets have chunks of foam wedged in awkward places. But FOD it’s not: the foam, seen below on a Super Hornet, is an easy and delay-free solution to keep flaps and ailerons level instead of letting the wind blowing them down. Aircraft manufacturers, we’re told, prefer those appendages be seen level in photos.

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