Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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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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For questions about pilots who fly for airlines.
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Questions about calculating the various measures of performance of an aircraft.
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Questions relating to the costs of owning, renting or flying a plane, etc.
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For structural engineering questions about airframes and the mechanical structures aboard aircraft
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Security refers to protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from deliberate attacks or sabotage
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A long-range wide-body twinjet airliner produced by Boeing since 1993, with over 1,500 built.
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a four-seat light aircraft, very commonly used in flight training
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Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.
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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.
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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…
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A collection of related data.
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Question regarding transport of goods using aircraft.
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Questions about usage of mechanical brakes on the wheels for slowing down.
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Large cavities that store fuel, typically in the wings and/or belly of the plane.
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A heavier-than-air fixed-wing aircraft propelled by one or more engines.
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A system that redirects the air exiting a jet engine forwards or outwards, helping to slow the plane down (usually during landing).
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Anything related to the operation of aircraft around carriers: landing, take-off, taxi, storage, etc.
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For questions about miscellaneous aviation equipment
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under training and does not yet have full pilot privileges.
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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.
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one of two flight recorders ("black boxes"), used to record pilot input and aircraft parameters for the purpose of investigation of accidents and incidents.
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For questions about experimental aircraft that have not been granted a type certificate by a regulatory agency.
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All aircraft have specified performance limitations that they cannot (or at least should not) exceed, for altitude, speed, weight etc.
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The instrument which indicates the aircraft's altitude, usually based on atmospheric pressure, but sometimes on radar or GPS data instead.
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Questions about navigating under Instrument Flight Rules
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Flight testing refers to those activities on an aircraft for the purpose of gathering scientific or engineering data or demonstrating compliance with airworthiness regulations.
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For questions about becoming, or working as, an aviation professional: pilot, controller, mechanic etc.
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Aircraft equipped with more than one engine.
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The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.
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a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by rotor blades revolving around one or more masts.
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Questions about controlled changes to the flight path or a series thereof.
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Used for questions pertaining to aircraft windows.
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a single-engine fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force and also used by a number of other countries around the world
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materials, frequently metal alloys, that have either been developed for, or have come to prominence through, their use for aerospace purposes.
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The main body of the airplane that holds the cargo and passengers.