Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag for questions about the scope of Aviation.SE (i.e. which questions are on-topic here.)

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Can it be possible to ask certain carefully-scoped questions about UFOs here? (Wait! Please read before downvoting.)

The carefully worded and scoped question What aircraft equipment produced the three recordings of unidentified aerial phenomenon released by the US Pentagon in 2020? What does black signify? managed ...
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Do we need to review our guidance for "What kinds of questions should I avoid asking?"

The ASE Help Center page https://aviation.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask has a header that reads: What types of questions should I avoid asking?. The text that follows includes the sentence: ...
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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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Would a question about a system that I am not sure actually exists be on topic?

Wikipedia says: Denver International Airport uses many pneumatic tube systems, including a 25 cm diameter system for moving aircraft parts to remote concourses, a 10 cm system for United Airlines ...
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Should we have a hypotheticals tag/questions? [duplicate]

Apparently we have a hypotheticals tag <😱>, which has been used 8 times. Most recently today. But aren't those questions opinion-based? Many good questions generate some degree of opinion ...
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Are 'where to get API' questions on-topic?

According to the help center, resource finding is off-topic. So shouldn't 'where can I find API for x' questions also be off-topic? Likewise for 'is there API for x'? Should those posts linked above ...
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X-Plane / F-4 question -- policy on sim related questions [duplicate]

The question went through multiple close and low-quality reviews. Timeline of events: Asker can't find flaps lever Answer shows flap switch on the real plane (photo and manual) Another answer shows (...
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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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Are questions asking for aviation-related data sources or APIs on-topic here?

Are questions asking for data sources or APIs for aviation-related programs on-topic here? For example, the question Is there an API to retrieve airport departure and arrivals? just came up. There's ...
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Would a question about airport history be on-topic?

I would like to ask about the history of the "Superbay" at KSFO. I could also imagine questions such as how an airport got its name/code (like KORD), or about the unusual layout of EDDI. Would ...
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Define if airport operations and regulations are on topic in help

As the title says, the aviation help doesn't define if airport operations and regulations are on or off topic. I personally think they are on if they relate to the aircraft side of operations etc ...
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Would a question about converting a plane into a monument be on-topic?

Here's a picture from Wikipedia A MiG-17 fighter has been converted into a monument by... well, sticking a beam into its rear. This certainly is a technical challenge and involves good knowledge of ...
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How specific to weapons is too specific to weapons?

I am wondering whether this question is in scope or not. If we had a Military.SE, it would be easy to redirect this question there, but that is not the case. It seems to me like this question ...
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Can we ask about airplane design?

Is it appropriate to ask about aircraft-design? Like design features of a 747 or an SR-71, or an F-15? Or is that out of the scope here? My example question to start: With the upgrade of the 737 ...
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Should we broaden our scope to include questions related to Air-to-ground weaponry as well?

This question got me thinking this. As there are passengers to commercial aviation, the same is the relation of bombs to bombers. So, should we consider such questions about the Air-to-ground weaponry ...
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Are airline-related questions on-topic?

Are questions related to the airline operations/procedures on topic? For example: fleet management crew management business practices (overbooking, expensive one-way tickets, etc.) etc.
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Are questions that involve SSI on-topic?

There have been a few questions that are answerable but to do so would invoke Sensitive Security Information. While some SSI has made its way into public knowledge and someone determined to know ...
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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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Are questions about the roles of military aircraft on-topic for Aviation?

Are combat flight and military aircraft questions on-scope? has been asked, but the consensus appears to have been 'wait and see with specific questions.' So, here's a specific one that I saw in the ...
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Would "recommend me an aircraft for this mission" questions be appropriate?

Would it be on topic if a question such as this was asked? Currently, I have xxx aircraft. Its fuel economy was great, but I've found that 2 seats isn't enough for the mission. I usually fly around ...
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Does this board cover questions on airport and airline operations?

As far as I can tell, this board definitely covers the 'aeroplane side' of aviation (that is the parts directly related to planes). How about the operations and perhaps more 'commercial' side of ...
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Are questions about underwater search equipment suitable?

I just saw this question, which asks about why only one Bluefin-21 is being deployed to search the area. While the OP has mentioned it in the context of MH370, isn't this more of a question about the ...
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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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How should we handle "How much does ______ cost?" questions?

Every aviation site eventually gets "the money questions" -- We already have a few of these: How much, generally speaking, does it cost to learn how to fly? How much should it cost to get IFR-rated? ...