Index of aviation articles

Summary

Aviation is the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. Articles related to aviation include:

A

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Aviation accidents and incidentsADFAccessory driveAdvance airfieldAdvanced Air MobilityAdvanced Technology EngineAdverse yawAerial rammingAerial reconnaissanceAerobaticsAerodromeAerodrome mapping database (AMDB) – AerodynamicsAerofoilAerodrome beaconAeronautical Information Manual (AIM) – Aeronautical chartAeronautical Message Handling SystemAeronautical phraseologyAeronauticsAerospaceAerospace engineeringAfterburner – Agile Combat Employment (ACE) – AileronAir CharterAir defense identification zone (ADIZ) – Air Freight TerminalAir traffic flow managementAir-augmented rocketAirbandAirbaseAirborne collision avoidance systemAircraft canopyAircraft maintenance engineer (AME) – Aircraft maintenance technician (AMT) – Aircraft registrationAircraftAircraft catapultAircraft engine controlsAircraft fairingAircraft lavatoryAircraft marshallingAircraft noiseAircraft ordnanceAircraft periscopeAir data boomAirfoilAirline Transport Pilot LicenseAirlineAirlinerAirmissAir navigationAir observation postAirport/Facility Directory (A/FD) – AirparkAirport - Airports CommissionAviation safetyAir routeAirshipAirshowAirspace classesAirspeedAirspeed indicatorAir-start systemAir traffic controlAir traffic controllers' strike of 1981Air-to-ground communicationAir turborocketAltimeterAltiportAltitudeAngel FlightAngle of attackAngle of incidenceAnhedralAnti-collision lightAnti-torque pedals (Helicopter rudder pedals) – Arresting gearArtificial horizonAspect ratio (wing)Assisted take-offAstrodomeAttitude indicatorAutoflareAutolandAutomatic dependent surveillance – broadcastAutomatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) – Autorotation (helicopter)Autorotation (fixed-wing aircraft)AutopilotAviationAviation archaeologyAviation communicationAviation historyAviation light signalsAviation medical examiner (AME) – Aviation parts tagAviation safetyAviation systemAviatorAviator call signAvionicsAuxiliary power unit

B

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Balloon (aircraft)Bird strikeBlast padBlimpBlown flapBlue iceBolterBoundary layerBrevity codeBrodie landing systemBubble canopy – §Bypass ratio

C

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CanardCarrier onboard deliveryCenter of gravity (aircraft)Chord (aircraft)Chosen instrumentCircuit (airfield)Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force Auxiliary) – Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – Clear-air turbulenceCloaking deviceCockpitCockpit voice recorderCoefficient of liftCoefficient of momentCollectiveCommercial pilot licenseCommon-use self-service (CUSS) – CompassCompression liftCompressor stallContour flyingControlled airspaceCVFR – Convergent Exhaust Nozzle Control (CENC) – ConvertiplaneCowlingCrab landingCrash position indicatorCross controlCTAFCyclic

D

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Deep stallDelta wingDihedralDistance measuring equipment (DME) – DownwashDragDrag-reducing aerospikeDrop zoneDual controlDucted fanDutch roll

E

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ElevatorElevonEmergency locator beaconEmergency locator transmitter ELT – Empennage (tail section) – Enhanced flight vision system (EFVS/EVS) – ETOPSExperimental aircraftExternal vision system (XVS) – Eurocontrol (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation) – Empty weightEnvironmental and climate impacts of aviation

F

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Fail-safeFederal Aviation Administration (FAA – US authority) – Fixed-base operatorFlame holderFlameoutFlapFlightFlight computerFlight control surfacesFlight data recorderFlight deckFlight envelope protectionFlight information regionFlight instrumentsFlight lengthFlight levelFlight management system (FMS) – Flight planFlight planningFlight simulatorFlight trainingFlight timeForward-looking infrared (FLIR) – Fly-by-wireFlyingFlying car – Flying families – Fly-inFlying PlatformFlying wingFolding wingForm drag - From the Ground Up (book) – Formation light - Flight information serviceFuel control unit

G

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Geared turbofanGeneral aviationg-LOCG-suitGlass cockpitGlide pathGlider aircraftGlider (sailplane)Glider pilot certificateGlidingGluhareff Pressure JetGo aroundGPSGreat-circle distanceGround Air Emergency CodeGround carriageGround effectGround support equipmentGust lockGyrodyne

H

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HardstandHeading indicatorHead-up displayHold (aviation)History of aviationHelicopterHelicopter flight controlsHorseshoe vortexHypermobilityHypersonic flight

I

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ICAO spelling alphabetIon-propelled aircraftInertial Navigation SystemInfrared (IR) – Infrared search and track (IRST) – Infrared signatureInstrument flight rules (IFR) – Instrument landing system (ILS) – Instrument ratingIndicated airspeedIntake/Inlet blankIntake rampInternational Air Transport Association (IATA) – International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – Integrated engine pressure ratio (IEPR) – Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) – International Fighter Pilots Academy (IFPA) - Instrument meteorological conditions

J

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Jet AirlinerJet blast deflector (JBD) – Jet engineJetlinerJet washJetwayJoint-use airportJoystick

K

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Kneeboard

L

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LandingLanding gearLanding gear extenderLanding lightsLanding TLanding zone – Laser supported detonation wave – Leading-edge extension (LEVCON) – Lift (force)Lift-induced dragLight-sport aircraftLow-altitude parachute-extraction system

M

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MachmeterMach tuckMagnetic chip detectorMaintenanceMETARMeteorologyMaintenance, repair and overhaulMinimum interval takeoff (MITO) – MobilityMobile Electric Power Plant (MEPP) – Moving map display (MMD) – Multi-function display (MFD)

N

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NACA ductNacelleNanolightNautical airmileNaval air stationNaval outlying landing fieldNaval aviationNavigation - Navigation lightNo-fly zoneNon-directional beacon (NDB) – Non-towered airportNight aviation regulations in the USNOTAM

O

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Oleo strutOperational Readiness Platform (ORP) – Oshkosh AirshowOverhead join

P

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Parts departing aircraftPerformance and weather minimaPerformance envelopePersonal air vehiclePhugoidPilot controlled lightingPilot direction indicator (PDI) – Pilot licensesPilot licensing and certificationPilot reports (PIREPS) – Plane guardPowered liftPrecision approach path indicatorPrecooled jet enginePrivate pilot licenseProne pilotPropellerPropelling nozzlePropfanPulsejetPushback (aviation)

Q

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Quick access recorderQFEQNHQ codeQTOL

R

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RadarRadar intercept officerRadio beaconRadar blipRadar cross-sectionRadar lock-onRadar warning receiverRam air turbineRamjetReaction engineReaction propulsionReady roomReciprocating engines – Red square – Reduced take-off and landing (RTOL) – Relaxed stabilityRemove before flight tagRIATRoadable aircraftRocket turbine engineRogallo wingRotating detonation engineRoute structureRudderRuddervatorRule of three (aviation)RunwayRun-up (aviation)

S

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Satellite airfieldScramjetSeaplane baseSecond line - Sectional chartShock diamondShcramjetSignal squareSpatial disorientationSparSpin (flight)Spoiler (aeronautics)Spy basketSlatsSlip landingspecific fuel consumption (propeller engines) – Specific fuel consumption (thrust) (jet engines) – Sport pilot certificateStabilatorStaggerStall (flight)Standard dayStealth aircraftStick shakerSTOLportStrike packageStudent pilot certificateSupercruiseSupermaneuverabilitySwedish Civil Aviation AdministrationSwing-wing

T

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T-tail – Tactical Camera System (TCS) – Tabletop runwayTactical beacon (TACBE) – Tailess aircraftTailhookTakeoffTakeoff/go-around switchTarget blipTaxiingTaxiwayTen-codeTerminal area chartThrust vectoringTraffic pattern indicatorTransatlantic flightTrim tabTrue airspeedTurbine engineTurn and bank indicator

U

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Uncontrolled airport (see Non-towered airport) – Uncontrolled airspaceUnderground hangarUrban Air Mobility

V

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V speedsV-tailValveless pulsejetVariable cycle engineVenturi effectVertical speed indicatorVertical stabilizer (fin) – Visual approach slope indicator (VASI) – Visual flight rules (VFR) – VNEVOR VHF omni-range (type of navigational beacon) - Visual meteorological conditions

W

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War emergency powerWaveriderWaypointWayportWheel chockWide-body aircraftWind shearWingWingtip vorticesWingboxWingless Electromagnetic Air VehicleWingletWorld aeronautical chart

Y

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Yaw angleYaw stringYehudi lights

See also

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