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Global Positioning System consists of a group of satellites that are used in conjunction with special purpose receivers to calculate a precise location. It is often used for aircraft navigation purpo…
Questions about calculating the various measures of performance of an aircraft.
Aircraft flight control surfaces allow a pilot to adjust and control the aircraft's flight attitude. Development of an effective set of flight controls was a critical advance in the development of …
Usually refers to the angle between the oncoming air and the wing.
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…
Large cavities that store fuel, typically in the wings and/or belly of the plane.
one of two "black boxes", used to record pilot input and aircraft parameters for the purpose of investigation of accidents and incidents.
A long-range wide-body twinjet airliner produced by Boeing since 1993, with over 1,500 built.
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.
Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.
Anything related to the operation of aircraft around carriers: landing, take-off, taxi, storage, etc.
Questions about usage of mechanical brakes on the wheels for slowing down.
Flight testing refers to those activities on an aircraft for the purpose of gathering scientific or engineering data or demonstrating compliance with airworthiness regulations.
For structural engineering questions about airframes and the mechanical structures aboard aircraft
For questions about becoming, or working as, an aviation professional: pilot, controller, mechanic etc.
A system that redirects the air exiting a jet engine forwards or outwards, helping to slow the plane down (usually during landing).
A directional control surface, usually mounted on an aircraft's vertical stabilizer, which causes an airplane to yaw (and sometime, roll) to the left or right when deflected.
The instrument which indicates the aircraft's altitude, usually based on atmospheric pressure, but sometimes on radar or GPS data instead.
Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by rotor blades revolving around a mast.
Questions about controlled changes to the flight path or a series thereof.
All aircraft have specified performance limitations that they cannot (or at least should not) exceed, for altitude, speed, weight etc.
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…
For questions about experimental aircraft that have not been granted a type certificate by a regulatory agency.