A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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Questions about the different choices that aircraft designers (typically aerospace engineers) make in order to create an aircraft.
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FAA regulations cover the aviation rules of the United States of America and its territories. This tag should be used for questions regarding requirements or limitations imposed by FAA regulations or…
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the study of how air moves and interacts with solid objects. It is an essential part of aircraft design.
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Safety includes all aspects of protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from accidents, mistakes and other potentially dangerous situations.
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a service of ground-based controllers that directs and coordinates aircraft to improve safety and efficiency.
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Engines which propel aircraft via "jet propulsion", i.e. by expelling high-velocity gasses (usually primarily air) through propelling nozzles.
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a large, commercial aircraft operated by an airline for transporting people and/or cargo.
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For questions relating to military aviation or possible effects of a country's military on other forms of aviation.
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the final phase of flight, when an aircraft touches down on the runway or other surface.
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Aircraft performance covers areas such as the amount of runway required to takeoff or land and how fast an airplane can climb or descend.
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the part of civil aviation, whether general aviation, non-scheduled service, or scheduled airline service, that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or c…
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Refers to questions asking about airline practices, procedures, and processes both in the employment arena and in flight.
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The structures extending from the sides of the plane that generate most of the lift to keep the plane in the air.
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a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally.…
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facilities where aircraft usually take off and land
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Flight training includes all aspects of training and testing pilots and other crew members
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control an aircraft's movement in roll, pitch, and yaw.
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General aviation (GA) includes all civil aviation activities except scheduled, commercial passenger flights. GA covers private recreational flying, corporate jet flights, flight training, crop dusting…
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for questions pertaining to the maintenance of aircraft, including owner-performed maintenance and required inspections (annual, 100-hour, etc.)
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The essential systems found on most aircraft, including power plants, fuel systems, electrical systems, and flight instruments.
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Questions about aviation history, starting from kites, balloons, airplanes, helicopters and rockets.
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any situation that threatens the safety of an aircraft, the people on board it, or people on the ground.
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the first phase of flight, when an aircraft lifts off from the runway or other surface
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a set of regulations governing aircraft operations. IFR permits flying and navigating by instruments alone in conditions where there is no visual reference outside th…
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the process of planning and controlling travel from one location to another. There are many methods of navigation using different techniques and instruments.
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the primary way that pilots communicate with air traffic control and with other aircraft.
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for questions which are specific to the United States, but not regulatory in nature. For questions about aviation regulations in the US, use the faa-regulations tag.
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airfoils which convert rotary motion from a piston or turbine engine into thrust suitable for propelling an aircraft.
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Weather means atmospheric conditions including wind, temperature and precipitation, often in a specific area or at a specific time.
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For general questions related to aircraft engines; use [tag:jet-engine] or [tag:piston-engine] if possible.
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For questions seeking to identify an aircraft, e.g. by description or photograph.
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a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft" (ICAO definition).
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applied electronics to aviation. Radars, radios, instruments, dashboards, they all belong to this category.
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A short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner, originally introduced in 1968. With over 10,000 aircraft delivered and over 4600 on order, the Boeing 737 is the most popular commercial jetlin…
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the process of preparing for a flight: planning a route to fly, identifying alternate destinations in case of diversion, calculating required fuel, ensuring the aircraft will not be…
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For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to aviation or used in a different way in aviation.