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Usage of tag 'flight-path'

Flight-path for me means trajectory through the air. But it can colloquially mean a route. Since we have a route tag, I imagine flight-path does indeed refer to the trajectory. It does lack a tag ...
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Do we need the "legal" and "legislation" tags?

I noticed that this question here has a "legal" tag and a "legislation" tag. Do we need both of them? Should we keep one of them and synonym the other? Do we need any of them at all? These tags ...
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Should we have a feature identification tag?

We regularly see questions asking for people to identify a certain feature on an aircraft and they're normally tagged aircraft design. Should we have a dedicated tag for these kinds of questions? ...
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2 synonyms request for crop dusting (aerial-application)

We have questions about crop dusting, yet no tags, and I can't think of one tag without the need for a synonym. crop-dusting aerial-application (the currently used term according to Wikipedia) ...
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Do we need both a "fighter" and a "fighter-jet" tag?

We have two quite similar tags: fighter with 10 questions fighter-jet with 126 questions Do we really need both? Should we edit fighter away?
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CAA tag not appearing as suggested tag

When starting to type the caa tag "caa-uk-regulations", if you just type "caa" then a load of random suggested tags that only contain "ca" appears. It isn't until you put "caa-" the appropriate tag ...
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Do we need both the commercial-operations and airline-operations tags?

Today we have two quite similar tags: commercial-operations with 55 questions airline-operations with 267 questions It looks like we have both to distinguish between commercial and airline ...
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How do you remove a tag?

Earlier on when I asked a question, as I am 14, I asked it in the school breaktime, but someone thought it funny to add 'porn' onto it and press post question, creating a tag called 'hackingporn' and ...
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Should we have a tag popup also for "accident-investigation"?

In the last few days there have been a few questions using the accident-investigation tag that deal with an ongoing investigation and thus tend to be borderline on topic, if not fully off-topic. ...
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Can we merge [icao-recommendations] into [icao-sarps] and make it a synonym?

This question is related to discussion from the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices question from about a month ago. A bit before that question, the icao-sarps tag was created, in addition to the ...
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ICAO Standards And Recommended Practices

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the role of ICAO in aviation regulations. Maybe this is largely caused by a large portion of the community being from the US? Although the US is an ICAO ...
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Why do we not use common aviation theory subjects to tag questions?

Why not use common aviation subjects to tag questions? Such as: Aviation Law (LAW) Air Traffic Management (ATM) Meteorology (MET) Navigation (NAV) Aircraft (ACFT) Human Factors (HUM) Equipment ...
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Should we merge the simulator and flight-simulator tags?

Right now we have two simulator tags: flight-simulator has 33 questions simulator has has 12 questions There doesn't seem to be any obvious reason to have both. Should we merge them, and if so, into ...
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Should there be a new tag for Airman Certification Standards?

We have an "Airman-certification" tag, but with the new distinction of the old "Practical Test Standards" currently being phased out, and the new "Airman Certification Standards" which seem to be ...
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Do *blimp* questions get assigned the new *balloon* tag?

Is it best to assign blimp questions the new balloon tag, or better to create a new tag for them?
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Meta tags colour change

I seem to notice that the tags on Meta are a different colour (darker) than before. When did that change? I actually like it because I can read the tags better.
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change "ballooning" to "balloon"?

ballooning is the only aircraft class for which the tag is the activity rather than the aircraft. I think it should be balloons to parallel gliders helicopters airplanes etc and i do mean changed, ...
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Do we need two (g430/gns430) tags for the same thing?

Do we really need both the g430 and gns430 tags? Currently they have been edited to have the same wiki g430 and gns430 they are in the review queue to have the same wiki excerpt: Questions ...
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Should there be categories related to instruction?

I was wondering if there should be some categories related to instruction. I'm going to be asking more and more questions (like this one) related to instructing aviation knowledge and related to ...
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What the loading tag refers to?

Browsing the loading, I find questions related to: loading and unloading payload load factor (upward accelerations) I would like to clarify editing the description of the tag, but I'm unsure which ...
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Should we create a new "acoustics" tag?

There's no tag for noise or engine-noise, sound, acoustics, or any related thing I could find. I'm wondering if anyone else has come across a lot of questions involving these things, and if there ...
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Rename [online-radar] to [online-tracking]

Could online-radar be renamed to online-tracking without having to retag questions? Or create online-tracking and create a synonym?
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Is the "airlines" tag needed?

airlines Current definition: Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air. airline-operations Current definition: Refers to questions asking about airline practices,...
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Can we get tags to allow capital letters?

Especially with aviation related acronyms it is commonplace to see them in capitals. Tags do not allow this: vor ife IMHO it makes it harder to read than VOR or <...
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Should we have a tag for the Airbus "neo" models?

I read some questions regarding adding tags for the variants of air-planes Here and Here So, that brings me to this conclusion: closely-related planes of same family should be clubbed under same tag, ...
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Merging [eu] and [european-union]

Tags eu and european-union have identical descriptions: For questions specifically related to the EU, but not specifically to a member nation Although the latter category has more questions ...
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Merging [aircraft-identification] and [aircraft-recognition]

There are currently two tags with the same meaning, with most questions belonging to the former: aircraft-identification and aircraft-recognition. One of the few questions in the latter category is ...
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Proposed [specific-incident] / [specific-accident] tags

There are currently a few tags in use relating to specific incidents, e.g. mh370-incident, us1549-incident, tam3054-incident and lot16-incident. There were also a number of others that I created and ...
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Do we need a separate [airbus-a319] tag?

This question brought to my attention that, as of 2 months ago, there is now an airbus-a319 tag. It has exactly 2 questions and no tag wiki. For nearly all, if not all, other aircraft types, we do not ...
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Add tag specific popup to [accidents]

It appears that Tag Specific Popups are available for use across the network, and apparently they're 'trivial' to add. Should/could we add one to accidents? Someone can post an answer with some ...
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The tags [radio] and [radio-communications] should be synonymized or clarified

Currently, we have [radio] and [radio-communications]. The radio tag has a much shorter tag info, and it seems to be basically the same as radio communications. There are 11 questions tagged radio and ...
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how should we handle "commercial pilot"

Sometimes we get questions about "commercial pilots," by which people mean pilots working for air carriers (who hold an ATP) rather than people who hold a commercial certificate. Other times, we ...
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Do we really need an [engine] tag?

Right now we have a few questions with the engine tag (35, to be precise). This tag seems to be ambiguous at best (is it a piston engine, a jet engine, a turboprop engine, an electric engine (motor), ...
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Change flight-attendant tag to cabin-crew

Recently, many of the airlines start to use cabin crew instead of flight attendants. As an insider, I also know that cabin crew is a wider word that includes flight attendants, pursers, cabin in ...
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Usage of "electrics" tag

First of all I'm not used to hearing the term "electrics." I'm willing to accept it as valid, but what should the usage be? Is it a synonym of "electronics", or "electricity", or something different?
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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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Why [aviation-history]?

There is currently an aviation-history tag with 20 posts on it, and no history tag or other tag with history in the name. Why? This whole site is about aviation, it seems like all the tags should be ...
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Ambiguity of the DGCA tag

I just stumbled across a dgca-regulations tag. According to the description it is for question related to regulations by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India. While the tag-wiki ...
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What’s meant to go in a tag wiki (excerpt)?

I’ve noticed many suggested tag wiki excerpts along the line of this: flight-attendant The passenger-facing crew in the cabin I’ve been reviewing these based on the guidelines given by Stack ...
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remove mas370 tag

there are currently 6 mas370 questions (of which 2 are closed). However each of these could be asked without referencing the missing plane. I suggest removing the tag from these and removing the tag ...
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Why do we need electronics?

From Wikipedia: Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft. Avionic systems include communications, navigation, the display and management of ...
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Should we have a [light-ga] tag?

Exactly as the title asks: should we have a light-ga tag for questions pertaining to aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff wage of less than 12,500 pounds, and requiring only one crew member? ...
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PPL tag, but there is not a Private Pilot License in the US

I know this is harping on semantics, but there is no such thing as a Private Pilot's License in the USA. And while this might be common vernacular, wouldn't it be more appropriate to encourage users ...
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How should regulation "part" tags be named?

As an example, we now have faa-regulations, but there are many parts to the FAA regulations, such as 14 CFR 61/91/121/135/etc. The regulations that apply are to something can be very different ...
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Tags airman-certification and flight-training are inconsistent

So we have the following two tags: airman-certification Airman Certification is for questions related to obtaining certificates and ratings for all flight crew members, mechanics, repairmen, ...
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Ambiguous tag: auto-rotation

I was about to edit the tag summary for auto-rotation, but then realized it has two different meaning in context of aviation. One for helicopters, and another for fixed-wing aircraft. Should one or ...
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Training or flight-training, maintenance-training, and atc-training?

How should we use tags like training? It is a general topic, and I suggest using more specific tags since we are targeting more than just pilots so that we can find questions a little easier: flight-...
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Merge takeoff and landing tags

I propose that we merge the takeoff and landing tags into one takeoff-landing tag with a tag synonyms that is reversed. I can't really see someone wanting to follow just one or the other and they are ...
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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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How should we describe the "Aircraft" tag?

aircraft is an odd duck. I'm not sure it's a bad tag (certainly there are some generic things that apply equally to a glider, an airship, and a transport-category jet for which "aircraft" may be the ...
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