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Old 23rd Jun 2015, 18:13
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K.O.
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Age: 31
Posts: 33
Ok i got it sorted:

1.) Category: Broad classification of things that fly.

-Airplane, Rotocraft, Glider, and Lighter than air.

2.) Class: Single Engine Land, Multi-Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, Multi-Engine sea, Gyroplane, Helicopter, Airship and Free Balloon.

3.) Type: Refers to a specific make and model of things that fly, including modifications thereto that do not change its handling or flight characteristics, and similarly also for propulsion units.

-Cessna 172, DC-7, B737 - different types of aircraft that fall under the same CATEGORY of airplane; used in the certification of airmen

-DC7, DC7C, and other variants of the DC7 - similar in design, used for certification of aircraft

-JT8D, JT8D-7 are of the same type and then JT9D-3A, JT9D-7 are of the same type; used in the certification of aircraft engines.

So a C172 has a Class of Airplane, a Category of Single Engine Land, and Type of C172-NAVIII or C172SP (different types)

I believe im right, but any one who disagrees can feel free to correct me. After all, we're all still learning to be better aviators
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