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For questions about flying upside down.
a process whereby military aircraft are vectored to approach and identify an unknown aircraft, sometimes followed by escorting the intruder to an airport or to the outer edge of contro…
Questions about the round enclosures that house engines.
The process of refueling an aircraft without needing to land (usually done via another aircraft), used almost exclusively by military aircraft.
Composite materials technically include any material made up of at least two constituents, such as metal alloys, but more commonly refer to plastic, ceramic, or carbon composites.
Pilot in command, a pilot aboard aircraft that is responsible for its operation and safety during flight
A page reachable by Internet browser. For questions here, it should contain some type of aviation-related information.
clear VFR flights through controlled airspace in conditions that are below normal VFR minima, but above Special VFR minima.
Boarding as it relates to the airline/carrier operations; for passenger related questions, visit Travel Stack Exchange.
Event where pilots in mostly sports planes come to show off their skills.
For questions about bird strikes and other aviation safety issues related to birds
a hobby where photographers try to take pictures of aircraft around airports and share them within a community.
the ratio of air (by mass) that bypasses the combustion chamber of a jet engine, and instead is pushed through the outer shell of the engine by the main fan in the same way that a propeller pu…
a feature of many radar systems that allows it to automatically follow a selected target. Lock-on was first designed for the AI Mk. IX radar in the UK, but first used extensively by US grou…
a four-seat light aircraft
Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) are the weather conditions that require to fly primarily by reference to instruments, under instrument flight rules (IFR).
determine one's direction with respect to the Earth's magnetic field.
A long-range four-engine widebody jetliner made by Airbus from 1991 until 2011.
An autogyro, also known as gyroplane, gyrocopter, or rotaplane, is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that …
For questions about aircraft in the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series.
Questions regarding tilt-rotor airplane/helicopter hybrids such as the V-22 Osprey.
sold as kits and then assembled by the purchaser, rather than being factory-built and delivered in fully-functional form.
Questions dealing with regulations promulgated by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
the short for head-up display. It's is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints.
Commonly called A&P, a license granted by the FAA certifying a person is qualified to perform maintenance on an aircraft.
Use on questions specific to the V-22 Osprey and its variants. The V-22 is a tilt-rotor so has many handling and aerodynamic issues specific to the type.
Questions relating to aircraft modifications
A type of uncontrolled divergent oscillations in an aircraft's structure, typically encountered at excessively-high speeds or if the airframe's stiffness has been reduced by previous damage. Flutter …
Questions about Standard Operating Procedures, usually developed by each company to standardize their operations.
Questions regarding insurance for aircraft or their operators, and any legal requirements for same.
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the Australian aviation regulations. Questions using this tag should be related to the Australian av…
A mid-to-long-range widebody twinjet airliner produced by Boeing since 1981.
Questions about antennae, the typically-long-and-thin things used by aircraft to send and/or receive radio signals (for communication and/or navigation and/or other things as well).
A family of twin-engine regional jets produced by Bombardier from 1991 until the present.