Flight characteristics and problems of full-scale or model aircraft and their components as they are affected by the dynamics of air; Flight testing and wind tunnel testing. Includes theoretical and experimental aerodynamics as applied to missiles, See 16/02/01, Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces. For the behavior of spacecraft in air, see 22/03, Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry. For the aerodynamics of ground structures, see 13/13, Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Military Aircraft Operations
Military aircraft operations such as takeoff Operations and landing, air traffic, all weather and night flight, taxiing, approach, and inflight refueling; Flight safety; Ground safety; Aviation accident studies; Aircraft simulators and training devices. For missile operations, see Field 16, Guided Missile Technology. For spacecraft operations, See Field 22, Space Technology. For navigation and air traffic control, see 17/07/03, Air Navigation and Guidance.
Design, production, and maintenance of aircraft, aircraft components, and aircraft equipment; Structural studies of complete aircraft components such as airframes, bodies, and wings. Airworthiness; Crashworthiness; Aircraft damage assessment and vulnerability studies; effects of gunfire and blast on aircraft and flight equipment. For civilian aircraft, See 01/03/09, Civilian Aircraft. For specific types of aircraft, See subgroups 01/03/01 – 01/03/12. See also Field 16, Guided Missile Technology and Field 22, Space Technology.
Includes attack helicopters. For civilian helicopters, See 01/03/09, Civilian Aircraft.
Attack and Fighter Aircraft
Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
Includes observation aircraft.
Includes tanker aircraft.
Gliders and Parachutes
Includes paragliders and kites, for both military and civilian applications.
Does not include aircraft modified for military use.
Pilotless Aircraft R.P.V.; Drones.
Includes full size aircraft when configured as drones.
Airships, blimps, dirigibles, balloons, for both civilian and military applications.
Research and Experimental Aircraft
Includes aerospace aircraft.
Flight Control and Instrumentation
Instruments, sensors, displays and recorders necessary for control and monitoring the flight of an aircraft; Cockpit and cabin display devices and onboard checkout systems; Onboard navigation display devices; Automatic pilots; Stability and control systems; Boundary layer control systems; Dynamic and static control devices. If the application of a flight control system is apparent, see the field where the application is treated. For devices used to compute flight times and headings, See 17/07/03, Air Navigation and Guidance.
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