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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.
The main body of the airplane that holds the cargo and passengers.
Aircraft equipped with more than one engine.
A technology which moves control surfaces by processing pilot input via software.
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…
Flight testing refers to those activities on an aircraft for the purpose of gathering scientific or engineering data or demonstrating compliance with airworthiness regulations.
Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
Used for questions pertaining to aircraft windows.
As the name suggests, gas turbine engine compressors provide the compression part of the gas turbine engine thermodynamic cycle. There are three basic categories of gas turbine engine compressor: axia…
the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
Questions on the critical speeds of an aircraft guiding elements such as rotation, climb, and maneuvering.
The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.
Use for descents in general, else use [approach] or [landing].
For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft
Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
a radio navigation technology used by aircraft to determine their position and remain on-course.
Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.
Questions about how airports handle the transport of aircraft and passengers through and around them, and how this might be impacted by things external or internal to the airport itself.
the European Air Safety Agency, a joint regulatory and investigative body responsible for both aviation regulations in the European Community *and* the investigation of accidents and incidents…
The standard pattern that traffic follows when landing at or taking off from an airport, or when performing touch-and-goes. The pattern - or circuit - can use either right-hand or left-hand turns and …
Regions on or above the earth's surface located at least 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) above sea level.
Questions about various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
should be used for questions about flights that depart from one country and land in another one, i.e. it is not always obvious which jurisdictions have control over the flight.
A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude.
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…
The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
In modern military usage, a missile, or guided missile, is a self-propelled precision-guided munition system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket. All known exi…
In science and engineering, the weight of an object is usually taken to be the force on the object due to gravity. Weight is a vector whose magnitude (a scalar quantity), often denoted by an italic le…
The amount of fuel an aircraft burns during a specified time period or for a specified distance; also known as "fuel burn".
Questions about the surfaces that typically extend out from the left and right sides of an aircraft's tail, providing longitudinal stability and a place to mount the elevators.
Auxiliary Power Unit. A device for providing alternate power to an aircraft, usually located in the aircraft's tail.
For questions about vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing.
Questions about the software used in aviation systems.
Conventional aircraft where the wings do not move to create lift. Distinct from rotary aircraft such as helicopters, where the lifting surfaces (rotors) spin to create lift.
Questions about ice formation on aircraft, which degrades performance.
the branch of physics which involves the study of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them. Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids…