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For questions specifically relating to Australia
The white lines sometimes seen in the sky trailing an aircraft.
Questions about various forms of measurement used in aviation
hot air taken from the compressor stage of turbine engines, used to power other aircraft systems.
Development of an aircraft from an On-Paper design to its final stage as a flyable plane is called Aircraft Development.
A fixed vertical fin or fins that provide an aircraft with passive directional stability (keep it from spontaneously yawing sideways into a sideslip), and often serve as the mounting point for the air…
Questions about reducing the impact of aircraft noise, either by reducing the amount of noise generated, changing aircraft flightpaths so that more of the noise is generated farther away from anyone w…
Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in mid-2009 after entering a stall from which the flight crew failed to recover.
Questions about the aspects involved with owning an aircraft.
Questions about the regulatory or physical status of an aircraft being capable of safe flight
a digital datalink system that uses radio or satellite communications channels.
A special pilot rating which allows them to operate a certain type of aircraft. Needed in addition to the applicable category of plot license.
a form of personal aviation that involves a parachute-like wing.
a set of procedures that ensure the crew are working together without any barriers, as opposed to an authoritative pilot-in-command.
an event where an aircraft impacts a bird.
The defined routes through the air that aircraft follow to get from place to place.
A family of small single-engine piston-powered general-aviation aircraft seating two to four persons, produced by Piper since 1960.
For questions related to Boeing's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).
For questions about rockets as they pertain to aviation. Questions about rockets in the context of space are off topic here.
Questions about the dispatch process which is responsible for planning and supporting flights
painted with. These are typically designs of the company owning or leasing the plane.
The operation after an accident that tries to rescue the survivors.
simple aircraft, generally limited to two seats, a maximum gross weight of 600kg (1320lbs), and a single piston-powered engine driving a propeller, which may be operated by a …
weather that is officially defined as less than or equal to 0 degrees centigrade (32 Fahrenheit)
Questions about the process of aircraft crossing the ocean
the point at which the aircraft would balance if it were possible to suspend it at that point.
The essential permission for a pilot to be authorized to operate an aircraft in US airspace.
Questions about situations where communications to and/or from an aircraft is lost
Questions about the process or methods used for constructing aircraft.
the operation of pushing an aircraft back from the boarding gate, typically done with a tug.
For questions specifically related to Russia, the largest country in the world, situated in Europe and Asia.
For questions concerning in-flight entertainment on screens placed on, in front of, or behind seats.
essential for human life. Above a certain altitude, local air pressure is not sufficient for humans to receive enough oxygen to remain fully aware or conscious. Supp…
For questions about checklists used for operating aircraft.
a component or mechanism which increases lift beyond that obtainable from the main aircraft components. The device may be a fixed component or a movable mecha…