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Use for questions on aviation-related datasets; do *not* request datasets
The main body of the airplane that holds the cargo and passengers.
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…
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…
VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Range) is a radio navigation technology used by aircraft to determine their position and remain on-course.
Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
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…
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…
Flight testing refers to those activities on an aircraft for the purpose of gathering scientific or engineering data or demonstrating compliance with airworthiness regulations.
For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft
Regions on or above the earth's surface located higher than 8,000ft or 2,500m above sea level.
Use for descents in general, else use [approach] or [landing].
Questions on the critical speeds of an aircraft guiding elements such as rotation, climb, and maneuvering.
A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude.
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…
A technology which moves control surfaces by processing pilot input via software.
Ailerons are the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
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.
The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.
Used for questions pertaining to aircraft windows.
The amount of fuel an aircraft burns during a specified time period or for a specified distance; also known as "fuel burn".
Questions about various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
Use for a gas turbine's, propeller's, or rotorcraft's blades
Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.
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 …
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.
Questions about aircraft navigation systems using radio signals, such as VOR and NDB.
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.
Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
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…
For questions about vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing.
Questions about the theoretical aspects of aviation.
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 the software used in aviation systems.
The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
Airside markings and signage found on or near airport runways, taxiways, and ramps.