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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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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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The ratio of the forward distance traveled to the vertical distance an aircraft descends when gliding without any power.
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Questions about the software used in aviation systems.
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NOTAMs (Notices To Airmen (ICAO) or Notices to Air Missions (FAA)) are important notices to let pilots know of changed conditions or restrictions that are likely to affect the ability of pilots to con…
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Airside markings and signage found on or near airport runways, taxiways, and ramps.
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Pitch is rotation about the lateral axis, which makes the nose point up or down.
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Questions dealing with regulations promulgated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom.
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For questions specifically relating to the United Kingdom.
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METAR is a format for reporting the latest available weather information. It is similar to but distinct from TAF.
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Questions about the legendary Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde.
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Angle of a line from root to tip, 25% of the way back from the leading edge, measured from the perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft.
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Also known as intake, is an opening that feeds air to an engine, air conditioning system, oil cooler, etc.
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Questions about the tail part of an aircraft, also called the empennage.
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The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.
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A SID (Standard Instrument Departure) is 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…
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The process of taking an engine that is shut down and getting it running again.
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The section of flight between the after takeoff climb and landing approach.
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Questions about ice formation on aircraft, which degrades performance.
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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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Hydraulic systems on aircraft use pressurized liquid to move components such as control surfaces and landing gear.
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Airplane with 2 wings stacked on top of each other.
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A crosswind is wind blowing across the direction of travel of an aircraft (as opposed to a headwind or tailwind).
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An airplane designed to take off and land on water. This include floatplanes and flying boats.
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Holding is the practice of flying circles or circuits in order wait for an ATC clearance to proceed further.
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Certified Flight Instructor, allowed to provide flight instruction for other pilots.
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Non-precision approaches are instrument approach procedures (IAPs) that do not include vertical guidance.
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Questions regarding the distance separating aircraft during flight.
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A company which designs or manufactures aircraft and/or aircraft parts
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The process of supplying an aircraft with more fuel.
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A lighter-than-air aircraft without its own means of propulsion, typically filled with helium, hydrogen, or hot air.
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A type of jet engine where all the air passing through the engine is used to burn fuel and drive a turbine as well as generating thrust.
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A device made of thin material designed to unfold and create drag, typically used to arrest the descent of a falling object.
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A unique registration number (or "tail-number") for an aircraft - similar to a car's license plate.
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Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems warn pilots about other, nearby aircraft that may be a collision risk
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