# Categories

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## Aircraft Design

Online tutorials and resources focused on aircraft design and construction.
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## Calculators

A set of aeronautical themed calculators to assist pilots and engineers.

## Ground School

High quality tutorials written to assist new pilots master the fundamental concepts needed to be a safe and proficient pilot.
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## Quick Concepts

Bite-sized articles covering some basic aeronautical concepts.

## Quizzes

AeroToolbox quizzes are a fun and interactive way to test your aeronautical knowledge. How many can you answer correctly?

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### Airport METAR Decoder

Access and decode the METAR at any issuing airport for the latest prevailing weather conditions. Search by airport name or ICAO code.
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17 May 2023

### Density Altitude Calculator

Use this tool to calculate the Pressure and Density Altitude from airfield elevation, the local QNH , the Outside Air Temperature and the Dew Point.
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09 November 2023

### The Airspeed Indicator

The airspeed indicator (ASI) is an instrument that makes use of the aircraft’s pitot-static system to provide the pilot with a reading of the aircraft's speed.
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30 September 2022

### The Aircraft Pitot Static System

This post details the pitot static system which provides pressure readings to the three pressure-based primary flight instruments: the airspeed indicator, the altimeter, and the vertical speed indicator.
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28 September 2022

### An Introduction to Aircraft Wheels and Tires

Aircraft wheels and tires are designed to support the full weight of that aircraft while on the ground, and the static and dynamic loads generated during taxi, take-off and landing.
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17 May 2022

### Aircraft Braking Systems

All modern aircraft are fitted with a braking system to assist in slowing and stopping when on the ground.
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17 May 2022

### Aircraft Landing Gear Design

The landing gear, or undercarriage, has two primary requirements: to support the aircraft while on the ground and to absorb the large landing loads.
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17 May 2022

### The Aircraft Hydraulic System

Hydraulics are a critical system on almost all modern aircraft. Light aircraft primarily make use of hydraulics to transmit braking forces from the cockpit to the brake disk or drum.
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28 September 2022

### Aircraft Tail Surfaces: Stability, Control and Trim

Learn more about an aircraft’s tail section with a focus on the tail’s impact in three primary areas: stability, control, and trim.
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18 May 2022

### Aircraft Flap and Slat Systems

This tutorial focuses exclusively on the aerodynamics and structural design of the high lift flap and slat system.
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18 May 2022