An anti collision beacon is a red flashing light located on the top and bottom of the fuselage. It is switched on when the engines are about to start, are running or the aircraft is being moved.
The Ramp/ Tarmac
Aerobridge or stairs. If the aircraft is parked away from the terminal, this is known as standoff.
Landside- public access area
Airside- Aircraft and support vehicles
(all workers must wear security identification badges)
Pitch allows the aircraft to climb or descend (move up and down). It is controlled by the elevators which are located on the horizontal stabilisers. It is also assisted by the flaps and slats on the wings.
- Flight deck
- Forward cargo
- Aft cargo
- Passenger cabin
Yaw steers the aircrafts nose left and right. It is controlled by the rudder which is located on the vertical stabiliser.
Roll allows the aircraft to bank left and right. It is controlled by the ailerons which are located on the wings and is also supported by the spoilers which are also on the wings.
Forward is the front section of the aircraft and AFT is the back section of the aircraft
Outboard is the structure furtherest away from the centre line of the aircraft.
Inboard is the structure closest to the centre line.
Horizontal and vertical stabilisers
Pitch, Roll and Yaw
VH- followed by 3 letters. Written underneath both wings
Determined by the captanis persepcitive as they sit in their flight deck seat facing forward.
The wheels and struts are stowedd in the fuselage during flight and connected to the nose and main body of the aircraft. (Some aircraft landing gear is attached to the wings).