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Questions related to aviation sound noise or regulations thereof.
The practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight, e.g. a barrel roll.
for questions regarding the certification of aircraft. If your question is regarding regulations or a specific country, please add the relevant tag and state so in your question.
A heavier-than-air fixed-wing aircraft propelled by one or more engines.
the study of the physics driving the performance, stability, and control of aircraft. It is concerned with how forces acting on the aircraft influence its speed, altitude and attitu…
a four-seat light aircraft, very commonly used in flight training
A long-range wide-body twinjet airliner produced by Boeing since 1993, with over 1,500 built.
Security refers to protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from deliberate attacks or sabotage
For questions about pilots who fly for airlines.
Questions relating to the costs of owning, renting or flying a plane, etc.
Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.
Question regarding transport of goods using aircraft.
Questions about the propulsive force of a powered aircraft.
Questions about usage of mechanical brakes on the wheels for slowing down.
A system that redirects the air exiting a jet engine forwards or outwards, helping to slow the plane down (usually during landing).
Large cavities that store fuel, typically in the wings and/or belly of the plane.
a single-engine fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force and also used by a number of other countries around the world
under training and does not yet have full pilot privileges.
Anything related to the operation of aircraft around carriers: landing, take-off, taxi, storage, etc.
A twin-engine widebody jetliner produced by Boeing since 2007, typically carrying between 242 and 440 passengers. Notable for being the first Boeing jetliner to utilize composites for a large portion…
a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by rotor blades revolving around one or more masts.
A collection of related data.
For questions about experimental aircraft that have not been granted a type certificate by a regulatory agency.
All aircraft have specified performance limitations that they cannot (or at least should not) exceed, for altitude, speed, weight etc.
The instrument which indicates the aircraft's altitude, usually based on atmospheric pressure, but sometimes on radar or GPS data instead.
A directional control surface, usually mounted on an aircraft's vertical stabilizer, which causes an airplane to yaw (and, sometimes, roll) to the left or right when deflected.
Questions about navigating under Instrument Flight Rules
For questions about miscellaneous aviation equipment
one of two flight recorders ("black boxes"), used to record pilot input and aircraft parameters for the purpose of investigation of accidents and incidents.
small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on a boat or aircraft, used to control the trim of the controls, i.e. to counteract hydro- or aerodynamic forces…
Questions about controlled changes to the flight path or a series thereof.
materials, frequently metal alloys, that have either been developed for, or have come to prominence through, their use for aerospace purposes.
For questions about becoming, or working as, an aviation professional: pilot, controller, mechanic etc.
The intensity of heat found in an object or living thing.
procedures used by pilots to maneuver an aircraft by reference to their instruments during an approach, published by the FAA and other third parties (most not…
The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.