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The main body of the airplane that holds the cargo and passengers.
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Aircraft equipped with more than one engine.
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EASA is 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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Questions about the theoretical aspects of aviation.
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Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) are 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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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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Asp materials are 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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For questions about miscellaneous aviation 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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Use for descents in general, else use [approach] or [landing].
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Use for aviation career questions; make sure not to elicit opinions, i.e. use for focused questions
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A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude.
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Trim tabs are 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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Regions on or above the earth's surface located higher than 8,000ft or 2,500m above sea level.
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Use for questions on aviation-related datasets; do *not* request datasets
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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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Use for a gas turbine's, propeller's, or rotorcraft's blades
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Questions about various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
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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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A technology which moves control surfaces by processing pilot input via software.
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ICAO SARPs (Standards and Recommended Practices) are technical specifications that have been recommended by ICAO for member states to adopt as civil aviation policy. This tag should be used on questio…
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For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft
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For questions about vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing.
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Ailerons are the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
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Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.
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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 about aircraft navigation systems using radio signals, such as VOR and NDB.
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Questions about air turbulence, clear air turbulence, or other air movements that cause loss of control and discomfort in flight
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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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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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A flight data recorder, or FDR, is 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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Questions about phases of flight where an aircraft gains altitude.
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Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
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A shock wave is a type of propagating disturbance. When a wave moves faster than the speed of sound in a liquid, gas or plasma (a "fluid", in physics terminology) it is a shock wave. Like an ordinary …
The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.
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The maximum distance at which something is effective. This can relate to when an aircraft will run out of fuel, or when an electronic transmission will be too weak to receive.
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