terms to feel like an aviation guru

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Speed of sound

The speed of transmission of sound waves as it propagates through an elastic medium – water or air –, which decreases with altitude and temperature.

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Flight control surfaces

Movable surfaces on different parts of the plane that allow the pilot to control its movement through air.

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Nose

The front end of an aircraft, especially designed to offer minimum aerodynamic drag.

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Pressurization

System that controls the cabin pressure of an aircraft, allowing high-altitude operations while offering a safe environment for the occupants.

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Fuselage

The main body section of an aircraft, designed to accommodate the crew and the passengers or cargo.