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Questions about the different choices that aircraft designers (typically aerospace engineers) make in order to create an aircraft.
Aerodynamics is the study of how air moves and interacts with solid objects. It is an essential part of aircraft design.
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…
Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a service of ground-based controllers that directs and coordinates aircraft to improve safety and efficiency.
Safety includes all aspects of protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from accidents, mistakes and other potentially dangerous situations.
Aircraft performance covers areas such as the amount of runway required to takeoff or land and how fast an airplane can climb or descend.
Engines which propel aircraft via "jet propulsion", i.e. by expelling high-velocity gasses (usually primarily air) through propelling nozzles.
For questions relating to military aviation or possible effects of a country's military on other forms of aviation.
For questions on an airplane's main wing
Landing is the final phase of flight, when an aircraft touches down on the runway or other surface.
An airliner is a large, commercial aircraft operated by an airline for transporting people and/or cargo.
Commercial aviation is 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…
A helicopter is 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.…
Use for cockpit controls (trim, yoke, etc). Use [control-surfaces] for the surfaces that actually move.
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…
Refers to questions asking about airline practices, procedures, and processes both in the employment arena and in flight.
Questions about aviation history, starting from kites, balloons, airplanes, helicopters and rockets.
Instrument flight rules (IFR) are 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…
Flight training includes all aspects of training and testing pilots and other crew members
Questions about the aviation aspects of airports. Questions focused on the passenger aspects should be asked at Travel.SE.
for questions pertaining to the maintenance of aircraft, including owner-performed maintenance and required inspections (annual, 100-hour, etc.)
Takeoff is the first phase of flight, when an aircraft lifts off from the runway or other surface.
Aircraft propellers are airfoils which convert rotary motion from a piston or turbine engine into thrust suitable for propelling an aircraft.
For questions seeking to identify an aircraft, e.g. by description or photograph.
The essential systems found on most aircraft, including power plants, fuel systems, electrical systems, and flight instruments.
A short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner, originally introduced in 1968. With over 10,500 aircraft delivered and over 4500 on order, the Boeing 737 is the most popular commercial jetlin…
Navigation is the process of planning and controlling travel from one location to another. There are many methods of navigation using different techniques and instruments.
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.
Radio is the primary way that pilots communicate with air traffic control and with other aircraft.
The Airbus A320 family is a series of twin-engine, single-aisle passenger jets produced from 1986-present. Different versions can typically carry from 107 to 220 passengers.
For questions about words, phrases, and definitions that are specific to aviation or used in a different way in aviation. (Questions about standard words, phrases, and abbreviations used by pilots and…
For general questions related to aircraft engines; use a more specific tag, such as [jet-engine] or [piston-engine], if possible.
An emergency is any situation that threatens the safety of an aircraft, the people on board it, or people on the ground.
Physics as they apply to aircraft. Including aerodynamics, flight dynamics, stability and control, aircraft hydraulic and electric systems, engine thermodynamics.
A fighter is an aircraft designed primarily for aerial combat.
Avionics is applied electronics to aviation. Radars, radios, instruments, dashboards, they all belong to this category.