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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…
The main body of the airplane that holds the cargo and passengers.
Aircraft equipped with more than one engine.
Questions on the critical speeds of an aircraft guiding elements such as rotation, climb, and maneuvering.
Flight testing refers to those activities on an aircraft for the purpose of gathering scientific or engineering data or demonstrating compliance with airworthiness regulations.
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…
For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft
Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
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.
A technology which moves control surfaces by processing pilot input via software.
Ailerons are the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
Regions on or above the earth's surface located higher than 8,000ft or 2,500m above sea level.
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 amount of fuel an aircraft burns during a specified time period or for a specified distance; also known as "fuel burn".
Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
Used for questions pertaining to aircraft windows.
Use for descents in general, else use [approach] or [landing].
The staff on-board an airplane, including pilots and flight attendants.
Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.
VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Range) is a radio navigation technology used by aircraft to determine their position and remain on-course.
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 …
A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude.
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 various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
A blade is 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…
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…
The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
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…
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.
For questions about vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing.
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…
Questions about the software used in aviation systems.
Questions about air turbulence, clear air turbulence, or other air movements that cause loss of control and discomfort in flight
Auxiliary Power Unit. A device for providing alternate power to an aircraft, usually located in the aircraft's tail.
Fluid mechanics is 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…
METAR is a format for reporting the latest available weather information. It is similar to but distinct from TAF.