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This seems like a rather pedantic argument to me. It doesn't cause confusion, and if you type in "history" as a tag, you get auto-complete for aviation-history. You're right that, in a sense, every tag is implicitly "aviation" already, but unlike most of those tags, the phrase "aviation history" sounds normal and natural as opposed to "aviation IFR" or "...


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Agreed. It would be good to get international input, as you suggest, but unless it's commonly used elsewhere, unpowered would certainly be preferred. I think glider pilots would take offense to being called powerless.


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Just 4 questions are easy enough to retag and move the excerpt over


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My gut feeling says that both terms should be in their plural form, as the tag will list questions related to accidents or incidents and not a single incident or accident.


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We already have accidents and incidents tags; I don't see what adding the specific- prefix buys us. It gives no additional information, doesn't help people find or categorize questions or answers, and people who come to the site are very unlikely to add that tag to their question. You can argue that we shouldn't have tags specific to individual events, but ...


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I am with the rename to airbus-beluga for both planes. While they have separate encyclopedic entries on Wikipedia, so do the different 737 families. What made up my mind is Airbus' own website. The hyperlink to the XL in this 2019 news article goes to the same Beluga page for both.


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I started the powerless tag. I had chosen it because there is plenty of usage of the term. Upon researching more, I find that the term "unpowered flight" is perhaps the more prevalent term.


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We have not acted on this and now there are 103 questions that use the tag. For some of them it appears to be superfluous, but for others it might be "SEO-friendly", given that apparently users are quite prone to use airliner for commercial aircrafts. voretaq7 suggests in the comments to substitute the tag with a more verbose and ICAO-friendly tag. My take ...


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It might be misused, but flight mechanics and aerodynamics are very different fields. Aerodynamics deals with the application of fluid dynamics (the origins of lift and drag, 3D wing theory, etc) while flight mechanics deals with the combination of forces on an airframe as a solid body (effects of lift and drag depending on their location, endurance and ...


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I agree that faa-regulations is better than far. I don't particularly agree with faa-135-regulations because I just don't see that being something people would naturally start typing. I think once you start talking about specific FAR chapters, far-135 is appropriate and relatively unambiguous. In general, questions using FAR tags should probably also carry ...


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