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Questions about calculating the various measures of performance of an aircraft.
For structural engineering questions about airframes and the mechanical structures aboard aircraft
For questions about pilots who fly for airlines.
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.
Questions relating to the costs of owning, renting or flying a plane, etc.
a four-seat light aircraft, very commonly used in flight training
A heavier-than-air fixed-wing aircraft propelled by one or more engines.
Security refers to protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from deliberate attacks or sabotage
Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.
Question regarding transport of goods using 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 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…
Anything related to the operation of aircraft around carriers: landing, take-off, taxi, storage, etc.
a single-engine fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force and also used by a number of other countries around the world
A collection of related data.
a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by rotor blades revolving around one or more masts.
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 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.
under training and does not yet have full pilot privileges.
All aircraft have specified performance limitations that they cannot (or at least should not) exceed, for altitude, speed, weight etc.
For questions about experimental aircraft that have not been granted a type certificate by a regulatory agency.
one of two flight recorders ("black boxes"), used to record pilot input and aircraft parameters for the purpose of investigation of accidents and incidents.
For questions about miscellaneous aviation equipment
For questions about becoming, or working as, an aviation professional: pilot, controller, mechanic etc.
Questions about the propulsive force of a powered aircraft.
The instrument which indicates the aircraft's altitude, usually based on atmospheric pressure, but sometimes on radar or GPS data instead.
Questions about navigating under Instrument Flight Rules
Aircraft equipped with more than one engine.
The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.
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…
a radio beacon on an aircraft that replies to a radar interrogation. The transponder encodes information into the reply, allowing air traffic control to know the aircraft's alti…
Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.