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What topics can I ask about here?

In the help center, we have an important question unique to Aviation.SE which is: What topics can I ask about here? Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ...
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Are remote controlled aircraft on-topic?

I'm envisioning that we get quite a few questions regarding remote controlled aircraft - how should we respond to these questions? Are the on topic? Or do we want to keep the site to only life-sized ...
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Should we answer exam or test questions?

This question presents two very specific questions about altimeter calculations. As currently written, there is (in my opinion) a very high probability that the questions come directly from a written ...
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Are questions about hobby-grade drones on-topic in general?

Since the drones SE site did not make the cut, I think that this site would be the closest for many questions involving hobby-aircraft. I would like to ask what is the community consensus as far as ...
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New Site Design!

EDIT 05 July Thanks for your feedback! As the community requested, here are a few changes: The vote icons Goal: de-emphasize the regular vote icons (right now they look active even though they're ...
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The scope of Flight Simulation questions on the Aviation SE

Yesterday, the decision was made to close this question. While I can agree that the question is written in very unclear english, it's about engaging the autopilot on the B777, which would be the same ...
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When should FAA -vs- FAR (and other regulatory) tags be used?

So I've been using (and see others using) the FAA and FAR tags somewhat interchangeably, and there are a lot of questions with both tags since people ask questions about "FAA rules" instead of the ...
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Can we please leave contructive comments for our new users, instead of simply downvoting?

Where can I get information about the FAA "restricted like" license to fly a N aircraft in Italy / Europe? Do (or can) pilots observe religious fasts when flying? Why don't airplane ...
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Do we need a tag for each airplane model we mention?

In the latest days I've seen a stream of suggested edits among which several only added a tag, often new or seldomly used, describing the model of aircraft mentioned in the question. Do we need this?
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Should we talk British or American round these parts?

I got a little confused earlier today when I tried to tag a question as maneuver and discovered that there was no such tag in the system. There was, however, a tag called manoeuvre. "That can't be ...
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The reason tags become vague, and how we can fix the issue

The site suffers from many ambiguous and misused popular tags, say 100+ questions. I'm hoping we can fix those, given the importance of grouping topics. The reason tags become vague By checking older ...
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Should we close questions for not doing research?

I recently saw What is the record length of time for single-occupant flight? on main and went to close it as "no research" before I realized that isn't an actual close reason. On Stack Exchange, ...
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Does this site have a sense of humour?

I've had several comments deleted on here (and as far as I can determine, no way to see who deleted them so cannot ask directly). I'm assuming it's because I sometimes try to inject a little humour. ...
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Custom vote up/down arrows

I've noticed that a lot of other sites have custom up and down arrows (like the linux & unix site, for example.) Is it possible for us to do that hear? I think having the up and down arrows ...
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Should we have a collection of aviation related humor?

Similar to the following on StackOverflow: What's your favorite “programmer” cartoon? What is your best programmer joke? I do agree that on both of the above-mentioned pages, it is specified that <...
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Congratulations, Aviation is graduating!

It's a big day, and I know you folks have been waiting. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Aviation met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a ...
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Should we ask users for proper image attribution?

Being from Germany and the concept of fair-use not being something that is used there at all, I always properly attribute images I use in answers with the source and the author. Example: How is human ...
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Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

This question, How can you identify an Airbus or Boeing from the inside?, was initially asked without much qualification, and received what I consider the best answer. It was a simple question without ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Aviation is scheduled for an election next week, September 18th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to ...
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The FAA P/CG is now PDF only, what do we do with all the broken links?

It appears that the FAA, in its infinite wisdom, has removed the HTML version of the P/CG (pilot/controller glossary) and all the links that I and others have used are now dead. Example: http://www....
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Remove regulation tag while we still can?

I would suggest to remove/block the regulation tag while we still can; would it be possible to have a notification or something if the asker selects regulation ...
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How narrow a definition should this site have

We can see this message multiple times a day: "This question does not appear to be about aviation, within the scope defined in the help centre." And if we then look up what the scope is, as is ...
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What's our policy towards multiple answers from the same user on the same question?

Prompted by these multiple answers ( 1 & 2 ) on the same question. We had a brief conversation in chat and we agreed that having a site-wide consensus would be appropriate. Is it appropriate for ...
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Should we answer non-aviation aerodynamics questions?

This question is about aerodynamics but has nothing to do with aviation: it relates to wind turbines. Should we answer questions that are about aerodynamics but not aviation? In the meta question ...
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What would you like the chat bot to do?

Firstly, if you haven't already dropped by chat yet, do so! We're a very active bunch, and we don't bite! In case you didn't know, we have a room bot, that you can currently get weather data from by ...
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Are model airplanes on topic here?

Just curious, are model airplane questions on topic here? I don't know what else to put here so that the question is long enough to get past the bot.
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Is scientific rigour required in our answers?

Question: When a question/answer has a valid argument, but uses false statements to make the point (a famous example might be the "air above the wings has to travel a longer distance, thus is ...
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How do I get my question privileges back?

I have reached my question limit is there a way to get it lifted? It has now been 1.5 years since I've been banned to 1 question every 6 months. There is something wrong with the system parameters. ...
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New Aviation Site Design!

Good news everyone, it was discussed on the Stack Exchange podcast, and we now have a site design. This should be rolling out as soon as we can get the design spec converted into workable CSS. ...
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What's the fate of this beta?

This site has been in beta for a pretty long while now. I was looking at the A51 stats, and for the most part the site seems to be doing really well, but our questions/day ratio is VERY low and the ...
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Question closing is too arbitrary

I have now experienced it too often to stay silent. People vote to close a question they don't know the answer to. The question itself is clear and easy to answer, but some people prefer to put others ...
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Should we comment/speculate on incidents being investigated?

Inspired by some of the recent questions about MHA370 (here and here), I'm thinking we should establish a more-or-less official stance on questions about accidents or incidents currently under ...
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Keeping tag wiki's at high quality: wake up call for reviewers

Lately we have seen large number of tag wiki edit suggestion in the review queue. Many of the proposed edits are simple copy/paste from wikipedia. Whilst the information contained in them may be ...
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Closing as "belongs on another StackExchange site"

Sometimes, a question should be closed since it belongs on another SE site, most commonly travel and physics. Why when I vote to close as such, Aviation Meta is the only choice? Can we get that list ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site! What are Community ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Are combat flight and military aircraft on scope?

There is already one related question regarding military use of aircraft, flight systems, avionics, etc. on Area 51 since this site's definition and commitment phase: Will missiles and missiles ...
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Is experience an opinion?

In a comment to this answer @Danny Beckett notes that The problem is, personal experience and word of mouth sounds a lot like a personal opinion I can have had a certain (work) experience (e.g., a ...
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What should we do about question that is readily answered on internet?

Recently I found question regarding ILS CatIII and after burner system. Should I close these question? What reason should I use? My concern is should we encourage people to ask question that has ...
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Repository for approach pictures?

Is there a repository that should be 'preferred' for specific approach plates? Since people may have particular questions about one or another is there some sort of macro that can be set up?
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How should we handle country specific questions answers?

As an example, I just busted class Bravo airspace, now what?, the accepted answer includes several US specific details (FAA, AOPA, ASRS). However, the question was not US specific. I expect this will ...
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How to treat young users?

We've recently acquired a new user who is clearly quite young. This user is asking quite a few low quality questions and is attracting a lot of down votes and votes to close. I am torn as to how to ...
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Blue color is too vivid

We already have a few posts describing the blue voting arrows. This post is about the blue text at the front page: The blue color is way too attractive to the eye. For an exercise, try scrolling ...
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Please don't edit from the review pages

What's the problem? From What are the guidelines for reviewing?: (...) Keep in mind that editing within the queue will be a unilateral Looks OK vote, so be careful with edits that just make minor ...
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SE Aviation has a Chat Room - Come join us!

Actually, we've had chat ever since this site started, but we're curious how many people are unaware it exists because it's not prominently linked to. Our main chat room is called The Hangar. It ...
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User that incorporates other users' answers into his answer continuously

I've noticed a user on Aviation SE that regularly responds to questions with a response and then continuously edits his response to include the gist of later answers that other users have posted in ...
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What to do about answers that are outdated

There are a few questions poking around the site where the answer has changed with time (regulations changes, new technology, things like that.) I'm wondering what ought to be done when that is ...
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Does this site have a robot edit approval problem too (or is heading to it)?

On many sites there is quite a problem with robo approval of edits. This goes so far as to that people who are truly reviewing edits do not do this anymore because the edits will be approved by ...
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Frequent questions following air incidents

It seems that every time there is a major airplane related incident, there is a minor flood of questions related to that particular incident. Sometimes the posters try to couch it in general terms; ...
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How do we prevent a predominantly US focus?

I'm actually not convinced this is possible, given that the number of FAA-certified pilots probably approaches or exceeds the rest of the world. I do think we should try. I'm not familiar with flying ...