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Why don't Airbus planes have perfectly smooth front sections?

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Why do pilots have control of so many functions that seem like they should be always-on? [duplicate]

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Does a carbon fiber fuselage suffer wear from pressurization/depressurization?

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Why does one airliner fly along the coast and the other doesn't?

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Can jet engines stay running without electrical power?

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How did the sailor survive getting sucked into an engine?

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Why does this curved wind tunnel rotate?

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Why is this plane flying in circles?

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Is there a valid case to do the imposible turn(180)?

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Why don't flight attendants wear pants instead of skirts?

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Why is it inefficient to expel high speed gas?

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Cruise with a single engine in a twin, good idea?

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Why is a half-streamlined body less aerodynamic?

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Why aren’t flaperons seen on many aircraft?

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How Long Will Boeing Keep the 737 in Production? [closed]

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May two airplanes wait on the same runway at the same time?

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Statistics: is being a crew on airliners overall roughly as dangerous as driving daily?

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Why do low flying aircraft chart areas at night?

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Do GPS coordinates of a fixed point in space ever change?

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What is this display for on the Embraer E175?

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Help ID a biplane my Dad flew as a late 1920's barnstormer

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Why does turbulence over a wing make drag?

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What kind of combustor are these engines using?

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FAR 121.577 and first class drinks

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Are ICAO airport codes starting with X-ray valid?

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First airplane with software?

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Can ATC assign speed adjustment to aircraft on final approach course?

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Is it recommended to forward slip an aircraft wth a v-tail?

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Does anyone know why the Horten Ho 229 V2 crashed?

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What exactly are these two cones on top of this Sikorsky S-61 helicopter?

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What are these "holes" in the F-104 for?

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What are the meanings of the phrases DAY, RWYCC, 6/6/6 in ATIS?

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Could the radar on a passenger plane be used as a makeshift AWACS?

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Incidents where airline pilots recovered effectively from errors

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Could commercial jets take a steeper initial glide path on landing?

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Unusual pattern over English Channel

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How does one "emergency extend" the right main landing gear of a B-52 Stratofortress?

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What is the difference between a guided rocket and a guided missile?

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Frontier Flight 1929 3/21/24 DIVERTED - HELP FIND ATC RECORDING

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Why do gliders need more rudder when flying straight?

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ADS-B - Measure distance from position on ground to an aircraft

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What happens to tip vortices in a sideslip?

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Flying using less fuel in one tank

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Pitch of a glider with altitude

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In which position does Starship wings produce the most drag?

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Why can you only hear an aircraft after the shockwave passes?

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Landing with Gusts

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VOR GND Receiver checkpoint


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