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Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.
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Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
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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…
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A technology which moves control surfaces by processing pilot input via software.
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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…
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The intensity of heat found in an object or living thing.
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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…
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propel aircraft.
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Questions about the software used in aviation systems.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
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The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
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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 …
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For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft
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Questions about various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
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Questions on the critical speeds of an aircraft guiding elements such as rotation, climb, and maneuvering.
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Questions about the propulsive force of a powered aircraft.
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A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude.
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the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
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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…
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The process of supplying an aircraft with more fuel.
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Questions about ice formation on aircraft, which degrades performance.
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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…
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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.
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Questions regarding the distance separating aircraft during flight.
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For questions about vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing.
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Regions on or above the earth's surface located at least 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) above sea level.
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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.
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Questions dealing with regulations promulgated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom.
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Auxiliary Power Unit. A device for providing alternate power to an aircraft, usually located in the aircraft's tail.
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important notices to let pilots know of changed conditions or restrictions that are likely to affect the ability of pilots to conduct normal operations.
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a procedure for departing an airport and joining the airway structure. A STAR (Standard Terminal Arrival Route) is a procedure from the airway structure onto a…
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a radio navigation technology used by aircraft to determine their position and remain on-course.
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Mode of flight when an aircraft's altitude is decreasing.