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The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
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Questions about the software used in aviation systems.
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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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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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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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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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propel aircraft.
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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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Wing devices on the end of the wing for aerodynamic purposes.
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The intensity of heat found in an object or living thing.
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A technology which moves control surfaces by processing pilot input via software.
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Questions about ice formation on aircraft which degrades performance
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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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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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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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A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude
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Questions on the critical speeds of an aircraft guiding elements such as rotation, climb, and maneuvering.
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the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
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Electric engine used as non conventional propulsion system of an aircraft.
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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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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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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…
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Questions regarding the distance separating aircraft during flight.
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Questions dealing with regulations promulgated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom.
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Questions about the legendary Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde.
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Airside markings and signage found on or near airport runways, taxiways, and ramps.
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For questions about vehicles capable of vertical take-off and landing.
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Questions about various sensors used in aviation, both on aircraft and ground equipment.
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a radio navigation technology used by aircraft to determine their position and remain on-course.
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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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Questions about air turbulence, clear air turbulence, or other air movements that cause loss of control and discomfort in flight
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Questions about the economics of aviation.
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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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Region on the earths surface beginning at 2,400 meters (8,000 ft)
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For questions about the processes and procedures used when operating aircraft