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Why do jet aircraft need chocks when they have parking brakes?

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What could explain that small planes near an airport are perceived as harassing homeowners?

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Why do Electric Aircraft Seem to Eschew Photovoltaics?

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Were there engineers in airship nacelles, and why were they there?

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Can you help me to identify the aircraft in a 1920s photograph?

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Split Flaps and lift?

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Which civil aircraft use fly-by-wire without mechanical backup?

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Why would a plane be allowed to fly to LAX but not Maui?

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What is this biplane seen over Doncaster?

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Can commercial aircraft be equipped with ECM and ECCM equipment?

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Are hot-air balloons regulated similar to jet aircraft?

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What is this thin stream coming out from somewhere near the engine?

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What does a letter "R" means in a helipad?

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What is this black teardrop-shaped object under the C-47 Skytrain cockpit?

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Help identifying planes from June 20 near Centennial airport in Colorado

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What is the mode of operation of a Hobb's meter?

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Why do some GA aircraft need weights on the control surfaces?

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What is this flying boat I just saw fly over?

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Medical - Must use corrective lens(es)…

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What stops a plane from rolling when the ailerons are returned to their neutral position?

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Is the "deaths per passenger mile" metric more useful for evaluating air travel safety than "deaths per flight"?

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Is it pragmatic to use slats and flaps to maintain position of center of lift?

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How to calculate velocity of air behind a propeller?

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To be considered airworthy, are commercial aircraft fuselages required to support some amount of external overpressure without buckling?

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What is more correct: Mass or Weight and Balance?

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Are narrow propellers more efficient than wider ones?

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Do electric hot air balloons exist?

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How can you identify VDP on Prescott ILS 21L without DME?

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Has any flight crew ever had to ask "Does anyone on board know how to fly a plane?"

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Air accidents that was caused by experienced pilot's wrong assumption that the controls were identical in different aircrafts

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What type of airfoil should be used for horizontal tailplanes?

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Why will a positive stagger increase biplane efficiency, while a negative stagger will decrease efficiency?

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Why do some GA aircraft use bungees or torque tubes vs. cables for control surface actuation?

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Is APU bleed air blow back a genuine risk on the 737?

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Engine failure after takeoff during IMC. What to do?

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How does a pilot communicate with ATC during a hijacking?

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Need help understanding how to decode BCDs and extract specific bits from ARINC 429 data

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Class Echo Control Tower Procedures

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What's the optimal taper ratio for a commerical short/medium haul aircraft?

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Do hot air balloons have flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders?

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Is this legal to fly with passengers at dusk or dawn without night currency?

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Will the 3D effect change shockwave angle/strength?

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B777-300 secure cockpit door flaps

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Split flap variant

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Does dynamic stability decrease with airspeed

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Does a longer wing produce same lift as a wider wing with the same total area?

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How do aeroplane wings work? [duplicate]

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Is it possible to record the screen of Garmin avionics?


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