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The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American, twinjet, mid-wing all-weather attack aircraft.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigates air accidents in the United Kingdom, and are based at Farnborough Airport.
Advanced Aviation Training Devices, such as simulators that are used for training pilots in more advanced topics.
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a digital datalink system that uses radio or satellite communications channels.
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The investigation of aviation accidents or incidents. Questions requesting available factual information are welcome. Questions inviting speculation or opinions are off-topic.
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For questions relating to aviation accidents, or the avoidance thereof.
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Questions about statistics regarding aircraft accidents should be fact-based; questions asking for opinions are off-topic.
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Air conditioning system and/or cabin pressurization.
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ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) is a surveillance technology that works by broadcasting GNSS position, velocity and identity to interested parties. It can be used as a supplement …
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Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Contract (ADS-C) is a surveillance technology used mainly over remote areas such as oceanic airspace.
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Aerial application, also known as crop dusting, is the spraying of crops using specialized aircraft.
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a branch of acoustics that studies noise generation via either turbulent fluid motion or aerodynamic forces interacting with surfaces. Noise generation can also be associated with periodically varyin…
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The practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight, e.g. a barrel roll.
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the study of how air moves and interacts with solid objects. It is an essential part of aircraft design.
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The interaction between elastic aircraft parts and the air they pass through, which can cause the structural failure of said parts.
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For questions relating to navigation charts, but not performance charts.
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when the questions is related to AIS (aeronautical information services) or AIP (aeronautical information publication) as defined by ICAO Chicago Convention.
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materials, frequently metal alloys, that have either been developed for, or have come to prominence through, their use for aerospace purposes.
an aircraft manufacturer based in the Czech Republic.
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Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in mid-2009 after entering a stall from which the flight crew failed to recover.
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Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX) is a data network, patented by international aircraft manufacturer Airbus, for safety-critical applications that utilizes dedicated bandwidth while provid…
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a book containing the information required to operate the aircraft that is published by the manufacturer of the aircraft.
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Any questions asking about afterburners and how they work.
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an American four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew.
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the control surfaces on the wing that provide roll control.
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The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) is published by the FAA, and contains flight information and ATC procedures when flying in US airspace.
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Based in France, and with significant activity across Europe, the company produces approximately half of the world's jet airliners.
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a regional jetliner, formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries.
A widebody twinjet airliner produced by Airbus from 1971 until 2007, and the first widebody twinjet to enter service.
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An outsize cargo aircraft primarily used by Airbus to transport pieces of Airbus aircraft.