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Experimental Aircraft

  1. Experimental aircraft is also a specific term referring to an aircraft flown with an experimental category Airworthiness Certificate. (Web site)

Cargo Aircraft

  1. A cargo aircraft is an airplane designed and used for the carriage of goods, rather than passengers. (Web site)
  2. Cargo aircraft are designed for the commercial transport of freight. (Web site)

Civil Aviation

  1. Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non- military aviation, both private and commercial. (Web site)


  1. An airport is a facility where aircraft such as airplanes, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. (Web site)
  2. AIRPORT: A tract of land or water for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
  3. AirPort is a local area wireless networking brand from Apple Inc.
  4. The airport is a major operational base for British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic.
  5. The airport is also a major base for a number of charter airlines including First Choice Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomsonfly and XL Airways.


  1. Airports are divided into landside and airside areas. (Web site)
  2. Airports are uniquely represented by their International Air Transport Association airport code and ICAO airport code. (Web site)


  1. AIRSPACE: The space extending upward above an area of the earth's surface.
  2. Airspace is the region that extends above real property.

Air Corridor

  1. An air corridor is a designated region of airspace that an aircraft must remain in during its transit through a given region. (Web site)
  2. Air Corridor is an airline based in Nampula, Mozambique. (Web site)
  3. Air Corridor is an extremely small domestic airline that serves cities in Mozambique.


  1. An autopilot is a mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system used to guide a vehicle without assistance from a human being.
  2. An autopilot is designed to perform some of the tasks of the pilot. (Web site)
  3. The autopilot was also slaved to the radar control to obtain better precision firing the cannon. (Web site)

Aviation Authority

  1. In most countries, civil aircraft have to be certified by the civil aviation authority (CAA) to be allowed to fly. (Web site)
  2. In December 1979, the Hong Kong airline applied to the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority for a license to land in London. (Web site)
  3. Each national aviation authority determines how it uses the ICAO classifications in its airspace design.

Above Ground Level

  1. Above ground level is the height in which an aircraft is above the ground. (Web site)
  2. ABOVE GROUND LEVEL: The height of an aircraft above the surface of the earth.


  1. An airlift is the organized delivery of supplies primarily via aircraft. (Web site)


  1. AIRSPEED - The speed of an aircraft relative to its surrounding air mass. (Web site)
  2. AIRSPEED: The speed of an aircraft compared to the air through which it moves rather than to the ground speed.
  3. Airspeed is the speed of an aircraft relative to the air. (Web site)
  4. Airspeed is the vector difference between the ground speed and the wind speed. (Web site)
  5. Airspeed was conceived by Chris Tarttelin, and implemented jointly in a test-driven manner by Steve Purcell and Chris Tarttelin. (Web site)

Airspeed Indicator

  1. Airspeed Indicator - An instrument or device that measures the airspeed of an aircraft through an air mass but not its groundspeed. (Web site)
  2. Airspeed Indicator: A panel instrument that notifies the pilot of the aircraft's rate of speed through the air. (Web site)
  3. An airspeed indicator is a differential pressure gauge with the pressure reading expressed in units of speed, rather than pressure. (Web site)
  4. The airspeed indicator is a hollow diaphragm connected to the Pitot tube. (Web site)

Approach Control

  1. At some airports not served by an approach control facility, the ARTCC provides limited approach control service. (Web site)
  2. The broadcast may include the appropriate frequency and instructions for VFR arrivals to make initial contact with approach control. (Web site)
  3. Class C Airspace - Airspace area around busy U.S. airports (other than Class B). Radio contact with approach control is mandatory for all traffic. (Web site)

Aviation Medicine

  1. Aviation medicine is a branch of medicine that applies medical knowledge to the human factors in aviation.
  2. Aviation medicine is a specialized area of health care regulated by the FAA to ensure that pilots are healthy and physically fit to fly.

Gross Weight

  1. GROSS WEIGHT - The total weight of an aircraft when fully loaded, including fuel, cargo, and passengers; aka Takeoff Weight. (Web site)
  2. Gross Weight - The total weight of an aircraft when fully loaded, sometimes referred to as takeoff weight. (Web site)
  3. Gross weight was 2205 pounds, with useful load of 529 pounds.
  4. The gross weight was increased by 30,000 pounds (13,605 kg) to 450,000 pounds.
  5. The gross weight was increased to 1050 pounds, but the empty weight only went up by a few pounds. (Web site)

Rotary-Wing Aircraft

  1. When a rotary-wing aircraft spins its rotor in one direction, the machine itself tends to spin in the other.
  2. However, building a rotary-wing aircraft that was any more than a toy was beyond the technology of the time, and remained so for centuries.
  3. Rotorcraft helicopter Rotorcraft, or rotary-wing aircraft, use a spinning rotor with aerofoil section blades (a rotary wing) to provide lift.

True Airspeed

  1. True Airspeed - The airspeed of an aircraft relative to undisturbed air. (Web site)
  2. TRUE AIRSPEED - The speed of an aircraft along its flight path, in respect to the body of air ( air mass) through which the aircraft is moving. (Web site)
  3. The true airspeed is a vector quantity.
  4. The true airspeed is the indicated airspeed corrected for variations caused by changes in temperature and pressure. (Web site)
  5. True airspeed is the calibrated airspeed or EAS as appropriate corrected for pressure altitude and temperature. (Web site)

Indicated Airspeed

  1. Indicated airspeed is a differential measurement between dynamic pressure and static pressure. (Web site)
  2. Indicated airspeed is the most important one to us I think. (Web site)
  3. Indicated airspeed: the speed shown by the airspeed gauge. (Web site)

Ground Speed

  1. To find ground speed note the time required to fly a published distance.
  2. Half your ground speed is 75, add a zero, and 750 ft per minute is your rate of descent.
  3. Ex. If you are flying at 12000ft at a ground speed of 150kts and you need to descend to 2000ft, the difference is 10000ft.

Flight Dynamics

  1. Flight dynamics is the science of air and space vehicle orientation and control in three dimensions.
  2. Flight dynamics is the study of orientation of air and space vehicles and how to control the critical flight parameters, typically named pitch, roll and yaw. (Web site)

Flight Director

  1. The exact form of the flight director's display varies with the instrument type either crosshair or command bars. (Web site)
  2. Parrish flew four straight days in Ivan and then into Jeanne as flight director, and it was the worst possible time for him.
  3. The flight director computes and displays the proper pitch and bank angles required in order for the aircraft to follow a selected path. (Web site)

Final Approach

  1. A final approach is the last leg in an aircraft's approach to landing. (Web site)
  2. Final approach was along the roughly 3.8-degree glide slope. (Web site)
  3. Final approach was along the roughly 3.8-degree glideslope.

Deadstick Landing

  1. The success of the deadstick landing largely depends on the availability of suitable landing areas.
  2. A deadstick landing, also called a dead-stick landing or forced landing, occurs when an aircraft loses all of its propulsive power and is forced to land.

Aircraft Emergency Frequency

  1. The aircraft emergency frequency is a frequency used on the aircraft radio band reserved for emergency communications for aircraft in distress.

Aarne Lakomaa

  1. Aarne Lakomaa was the grandfather of Erik Lakomaa." (en) Aarne Lakomaa (1914–2001) was a Finnish aircraft designer.

Aasi Stratocruzer

  1. The AASI Stratocruzer 1250 (sometimes called the 1250-ER) was a proposed turbofan -powered version of the AASI Jetcruzer that never left the drawing board.
  2. Le AASI Stratocruzer 1250, annonc-- comme un jet d---affaires disposant d---un rayon d---action intercontinental. (Web site)

Abbotsford International Airshow

  1. The show is now operated by the Abbotsford International Airshow Society.
  2. The 1988 edition of the Abbotsford International Airshow featured, for the first time in Canada, a public flying display of the B-1B Lancer.
  3. Shot on location at the Abbotsford International Airshow, BC, Canada, this video gives the viewer a sense of riding along with the nine plane team. (Web site)

Abbotsford Airshow

  1. The Abbotsford Airshow was officially recognized as a US Bi-Centennial event even though it took place in Canada.

Aces High Cuby

  1. The Aces High Cuby was a small sportsplane marketed for homebuilding.


  1. Let me give an example with the well-known Adams-Wilson ultralight helicopter called Choppy.
  2. The Adams-Wilson Choppy single-seat helicopter is undoubtedly the best known and most popular homebuilt helicopter ever developed. (Web site)

Adcox Aviation Trade School

  1. The Adcox Cloud Buster was a two-seat sporting biplane built by the students of the US Adcox Aviation Trade School in 1931.
  2. The Adcox Student Prince was a two-seat open-cockpit biplane designed by Basil Smith and built by the students of the Adcox Aviation Trade School in 1929.


  1. ADS-B is a terrorist's dream and security's worst nightmare. (Web site)
  2. ADS-B is an enabling technology critical to the concept of operations for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) plan. (Web site)
  3. ADS-B is an essential component of the NextGen platform and is necessary to achieve a level of capacity in the NAS commensurate with future growth. (Web site)
  4. ADS-B is the chosen new technology for surveillance in the NextGen system. (Web site)

Aereon Iii

  1. The AEREON III was a rigid airship designed in the 1950s for the United States Navy. (Web site)
  2. Aereon III is the best choice of rigids though.

Aerial Common Sensor

  1. The Aerial Common Sensor is a military reconnaissance aircraft program sought by the Army and the Navy. (Web site)

Aerion Sbj

  1. The Aerion SBJ is a concept for a supersonic business jet, designed by Aerion Corporation. (Web site)

Aerocomp Merlin

  1. The Aerocomp Merlin is a Canadian designed and built two-seat ultralight, configured as a small, high-wing monoplane with taildragger undercarriage.
  2. The Aerocomp Merlin is a two-seat ultralight, configured as a small, high-wing monoplane with taildragger undercarriage. (Web site)

Air Data Computer

  1. An air data computer is an essential avionics component found in modern glass cockpits.

Air Force Two

  1. The primary customers are the vice president, using the distinctive call sign "Air Force Two," the first lady, and members of the Cabinet and Congress.
  2. SAM 27000 continued to serve as 'Air Force Two' (and occasionally as Air Force One) until the C-32 Boeing 757s were introduced in 1998.

Aircraft Heading

  1. The aircraft heading was 165-(M), variation 25-W, drift 10-Right and GS 360 kt. (Web site)

Aircraft Marshaller

  1. Obey the commands of the aircraft marshaller.
  2. He observed the aircraft marshaller clear him to begin taxiing on Papa taxiway.


  1. An airdrop is a type of airlift, developed during World War II to resupply otherwise inaccessible troops, who themselves may have been airborne forces.


  1. AIRFOIL - The shape of any flying surface, but principally a wing, as seen in side-view ("cross-section"). (Web site)
  2. Airfoil: A structural shape, such as the shape of an aircraft's wings and tail surfaces, that creates or contributes to lift. (Web site)


  1. Airframe is a new utility for business: an on-demand resource & relationship management suite. (Web site)
  2. The airframe was based loosely on the Baron's wing and undercarriage, plus a new fuselage employing bonded honeycomb construction.
  3. The airframe was based on that of a well-tried training aircraft, the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz.
  4. The airframe was buried at Duke field Eglin AFB after the crash.
  5. The airframe was significantly redesigned as an all-metal structure with a T-tail and straight wings. (Web site)


  1. During a trip to Delaware, he met inventor Robert E. Fulton, Jr., who had designed an earlier roadable airplane, the Airphibian. (Web site)
  2. The Airphibian could travel 110 mph in the air and 55 mph on the ground.
  3. The plane was directly inspired from the Airphibian, after designer Moulton Taylor met Robert Fulton. (Web site)

Airport Slots

  1. Airport Slots provides a valuable contribution to the debate on how best to limit airport congestion. (Web site)
  2. Shortly after forming the company, he transferred gates, airport slots, aircraft, and funds from TI into a new venture called New York Air.

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