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Airplane flying

Basic technical knowledge and skills associated with piloting airplanes.

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minimum dynamic hydroplaning speed (VP)

Aviation; Airplane flying

The minimum speed required to start dynamic hydroplaning.

rotation speed (VR)

Aviation; Airplane flying

The speed that the pilot begins rotating the aircraft prior to lift-off.

stalling speed (VS0)

Aviation; Airplane flying

The minimum steady flight speed in the landing configuration. In small airplanes, this is the power-off stall speed at the maximum landing weight in the landing configuration (gear and flaps down). ...

stalling speed (VS1)

Aviation; Airplane flying

The minimum steady flight speed obtained in a specified configuration. For most airplanes, this is the power-off stall speed at the maximum takeoff weight in the clean configuration (gear up, if ...

safe, intentional one-engine inoperative speed (VSSE)

Aviation; Airplane flying

The minimum speed to intentionally render the critical engine inoperative.

V-tail

Aviation; Airplane flying

A design which utilizes two slanted tail surfaces to perform the same functions as the surfaces of a conventional elevator and rudder configuration. The fixed surfaces act as both horizontal and ...

best angle-of-climb speed (VX)

Aviation; Airplane flying

The airspeed at which an airplane gains the greatest amount of altitude in a given distance. It is used during a short-field takeoff to clear an obstacle.

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