All aircraft have the same basic parts: wings to give lift, engine(s) to give motive power,
a fuselage to carry the payload and aircraft controls, and a tail assembly that usually
controls the direction of flight. The WEFT (Wings, Engine(s), Fuselage, Tail) method is
used to describe the basic aircraft parts. The size, shape, number, and position of these
parts are different. These differences distinguish one aircraft type from another.
Features of wings that are useful to you in aircraft identification are the location and
shape (slant, taper, and wingtip).
Location. The usual wing positions for fixed-wing aircraft are shown in Figure 7.