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An autopilot is a system used to guide an aircraft without assistance from a person.
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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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Efficiency is 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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Surfaces that extend from the wings to increase lift, allowing flight at slower speeds (such as for takeoff and landing).
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Servicing an aircraft on the ground before or after flight
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Questions about different techniques that pilots may use when flying.
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A passenger is someone carried on an aircraft who is not part of the crew and has no responsibility for carrying out the flight.
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Radar is 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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A United States-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.
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Use only when final reports are released or for the process of investigating accidents. Questions inviting speculation or opinions are off-topic.
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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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Weight-and-balance is 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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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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Use for control surfaces; for the cockpit controls, use [flight-controls] instead.
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A turboprop engine is 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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An engine failure occurs when one or more engines on an aircraft stop functioning normally. This is often assumed to mean a complete loss of power from the engine, but partial power loss and excess po…
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Usually refers to the angle between the oncoming air and the wing.
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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 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 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 regarding very lightweight powered aircraft.
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A heavier-than-air fixed-wing aircraft propelled by one or more engines.
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The parts of an aircraft that produce electrical power (such as generators/alternators, batteries, and ram air turbines) and distribute it to the aircraft's systems.
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The process of driving an aircraft on the ground, e.g. from the gate to the runway.
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An instrument landing system (ILS) is a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway.
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Questions about calculating the various measures of performance of an aircraft.
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Questions about the propulsive force of a powered aircraft.
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Airplane cabins are pressurized so that the air inside remains breathable at high altitudes.
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Questions pertaining to the operation of aircraft for commercial purposes.
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Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.
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For structural engineering questions about airframes and the mechanical structures aboard aircraft
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For questions about standard words, phrases, and abbreviations used by pilots and ATC in aviation radio communications. (More general questions about aviation-specific words, phrases, or definitions u…
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Use for logbooks and logging hours
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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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GNSS is a global satellite navigation system. GPS is the US GNSS.
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Use for flight sims as they relate to real-world aviation; software support, resource location, and shopping are off-topic
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