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Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
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 …
For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft
Questions about various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
Questions on the critical speeds of an aircraft guiding elements such as rotation, climb, and maneuvering.
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…
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 regarding the distance separating aircraft during flight.
Regions on or above the earth's surface located at least 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) above sea level.
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.
Questions dealing with regulations promulgated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom.
Auxiliary Power Unit. A device for providing alternate power to an aircraft, usually located in the aircraft's tail.
important notices to let pilots know of changed conditions or restrictions that are likely to affect the ability of pilots to conduct normal operations.
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…
a radio navigation technology used by aircraft to determine their position and remain on-course.