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a four-engine, double-deck, wide-body airliner that is currently (mid-2015) the largest production aircraft in the world
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The physics of maintaining a specific state in the dynamic system of aircraft flight.
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an aerodynamic condition wherein the angle of attack of a wing increases beyond the "critical angle of attack", causing the wing to cease generating lift.
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a surveillance technology that uses radio waves to determine the range (and azimuth) of an aircraft. It works by measuring the time difference between a radio transmission and the echo or rep…
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for questions related to obtaining certificates and ratings for all flight crew members, mechanics, repairmen, aircraft dispatchers, and control tower operators. It includes r…
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determining that an aircraft is loaded within the limits of it's weight carrying capability and that the center of gravity is within the operational envelopes of the aircraft.
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pressurized so that the air inside remains breathable at high altitudes.
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Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air.
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the (often measurable) ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result. In a more general sense, it is the abilit…
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Questions about different techniques that pilots may use when flying.
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a heavier-than-air aircraft that is designed to be operated in unpowered flight.
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The flow of air with respect to the ground. This will affect the performance and handling of aircraft and can be a limiting factor.
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Questions about the process and principles used when designing aircraft engines. Use "jet-engine" and "piston-engine" tags to specify a certain type of engine.
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Questions specifically about procedures to be used in emergency situations. Use the "emergency" tag for more general questions.
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For questions about identifying a feature or design on an aircraft.
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Surfaces that extend from the wings to increase lift, allowing flight at slower speeds (such as for takeoff and landing).
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Questions pertaining to the operation of aircraft for commercial purposes.
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The investigation of aviation accidents or incidents. Questions requesting available factual information are welcome. Questions inviting speculation or opinions are off-topic.
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Questions about standard words and phrases used by pilots and ATC in radio communications
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A set of rotating blades that extracts power from a flow. In aviation this primarily refers to the section of a gas turbine that extracts power from the combusted gases, as part of a turboshaft, turbo…
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The part of an aircraft providing it with electrical power including Generators, Alternators and Ram Air Turbine.
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The practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight, e.g. a barrel roll.
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The intended or actual path through the air that an aircraft follows.
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A medium- to long-range four-engine wide-body jetliner (the original "Jumbo Jet") introduced into commercial service in 1970, easily recognizable by its distinctive hump forward of the wings. Differe…
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a type of turbine engine which drives an aircraft propeller to produce thrust (as opposed to a jet engine, where the turbine exhaust provides thrust directly).
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ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) is a surveillance technology that works by broadcasting GNSS position, velocity and identity to interested parties. It can be used as a supplement …
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The International Civil Aviation Organization is a UN body that develops international aviation standards.
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Pilots record their flying time in a logbook for personal, professional and certification reasons. Logbooks are also kept for aircraft and engines.
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Security refers to protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from deliberate attacks or sabotage
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a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway.
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ground-based devices designed to replicates aspects of aircraft flight. They can range from full-motion airline cockpit simulators to relatively simple PC software, and are ofte…
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Questions about the planning and design of airports: both the manoeuvring area itself, and the services and passenger facilities.
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Questions relating to the costs of owning, renting or flying a plane, etc.
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A Private Pilot's License (PPL) allows individuals to fly aircraft for pleasure or personal travel, but not for pay. It is often the first pilot's license that someone earns and is usually required fo…
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Questions regarding very lightweight powered aircraft.
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For questions about pilots who fly for airlines.