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An autogyro, also known as gyroplane, gyrocopter, or rotaplane, is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that …
System that fully or partially automates the landing operation of aircraft.
An autopilot is a system used to guide an aircraft without assistance from a person.
Mode of flight in a rotorcraft where the rotor is not powered by the engine. In helicopters this used in case of an engine failure and it allows for a controlled landing. It is also the working princi…
An autothrottle (automatic throttle) allows a pilot to control the power setting of an aircraft's engines by specifying a desired flight characteristic, rather than manually controlling the fuel flow.…
Avgas, short for aviation gasoline, is an aviation fuel used to propel piston-engined aircraft.
Questions about aviation history, starting from kites, balloons, airplanes, helicopters and rockets.
Avionics is applied electronics to aviation. Radars, radios, instruments, dashboards, they all belong to this category.
A British World War II-era heavy bomber built from 1940 through 1946.
A British four-engine strategic bomber that was the mainstay of the Royal Air Force's bomber fleet from 1956 until 1984. Unusual as one of the few subsonic aircraft to use a delta wing.
The B-17 Flying Fortress was a common American bomber in World War II. Use for questions specific to this aircraft.
An American heavy stealth flying wing bomber introduced in 1997 manufactured by Northrop Grumman.
A World War II-era medium bomber from North American that entered service in 1941; nearly 10,000 were built from 1940 through 1945 in numerous variants.
A four-engine heavy bomber produced by Boeing from 1942 through 1946; one of the last and biggest piston-engined bombers ever produced.
A six-engined Boeing jet bomber that served as the backbone of the U.S. bomber force in the late 1950s and early 1960s; 2,032 were built form 1947 through 1956.
An eight-engine jet bomber produced by Boeing from 1952 until 1962, and still in service today.
A single-engine jet trainer and light attack aircraft, produced by BAC from 1967 through 1984.
For questions about the BAe 146 / Avro RJ.
A lighter-than-air aircraft without its own means of propulsion, typically filled with helium, hydrogen, or hot air.
Questions about the FAA's BasicMed regulations, which are an alternative to holding a third-class medical
A device that harnesses a controlled chemical reaction to produce electricity; usually carried as an emergency power source in case the aircraft's main generators fail.
A small twin-turboprop regional airliner manufactured by Beechcraft, and later Raytheon, from 1982 until 2002.
A single-engine general-aviation airplane produced continuously since 1947, longer than any other aircraft in history.
Use for the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) helicopter.
The first airplane to break the sound barrier in level flight.
Airplane with 2 wings stacked on top of each other.
For questions about bird strikes and other aviation safety issues related to birds
A bird strike is an event where an aircraft impacts a bird.
A blade is a thin section of material designed to push or be pushed by a flow. This can be a turbine blade which makes up the compressor or turbine section of a gas turbine, or the blades of a propell…