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Questions about doors on aircraft used for boarding, loading cargo, covering items such as landing gear, etc.
Aviation in World War II
Roll involves rotation around the longitudinal (front to back) axis (e.g., a barrel roll involves a complete 360 degree rotation on this axis). Use for questions about this particular maneuver in flig…
A propeller that uses a governor to keep its rotation speed from varying excessively.
The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for aviation security in the USA, including screening pilots and passengers
controlled airspace where both Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flights are permitted. Air Traffic Control will provide separation services to all flight…
Any question regarding to aircraft paint.
A cockpit featuring electronic/digital instrument displays.
can be used for procedures and processes of evacuations, and events leading to an evacuation of an aircraft.
A branch of engineering dealing with how humans interact with machines and systems. In aviation Human Factors engineering frequently deals with how pilots interact with aircraft systems and controls
a procedure used by aircraft in certain emergency situations before a return to the airport shortly after take-off, or before landing short of its destination to reduce the landing wei…
A state in which one or more systems on an aircraft have failed, affecting the aircraft as a whole.
Part 135 of the US Federal Air Regulations deals with "commuter and on-demand" commercial aircraft operations - for example, sightseeing tours and charter flights.
Part 61 of the US Federal Air Regulations deals with FAA pilot and instructor certification.
tracking a plane or flight in real-time. There are multiple techniques to track a flight. Examples of flight trackers are Secondary Surveillance Radar and the popular flightradar24.…
both an electrical bus standard and a data transfer standard for aircraft avionics.
A flight condition where an aircraft's direction of motion is not aligned with its longitudinal axis, causing the aircraft to "slip" sideways through the air.
ICAO does not create enforceable regulations, but releases recommendations for regulations that member nations should enact.
F22A Raptor Military Plane
Buying aircraft, from the tiniest glider, through GA tourers, to airliners
Smaller surfaces placed near the front of an airplane which provide lift and control forces
A wing layout with triangular shape
For questions about the nose of aircraft.
a measurement of the type of acceleration that indirectly causes weight. Despite the name, it is incorrect to consider g-force a force, as "g-force" (lower case …
an aircraft whose undercarriage consists of (usually) two main wheels forward of the center of gravity, and a small wheel or skid to support the tail.
Questions about various types of payload that aircraft carry
Questions about an aircraft's lighting systems or external/internal lights.
an online flight tracking service providing real time info about aircraft around the world.
not controlled by airport-based air traffic control
Questions about RNAV, meaning Area Navigation, which allows aircraft to navigate between waypoints not marked by radio beacons on the ground.
Is a subdiscipline of fluid mechanics that describes the flow of liquids and gases
Questions about the F-18 or F/A-18 combat aircraft
The study of the weather, especially important for aviation purposes.
the motion around the normal (vertical) axis of the aircraft. Use this tag to denote a question where a yaw rotation is a key element of the problem.
For questions regarding the aeronautical work of NASA. Questions focused on the space aspects should be asked on the Space Exploration site.