Aviation Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for aircraft pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts. It only takes a minute to sign up.

Sign up to join this community
Anybody can ask a question
Anybody can answer
The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Explore our Questions

1 vote
2 answers
251 views

How are the landing lights of the legacy F-18 Hornet seen before landing on the carrier?

7 votes
6 answers
463 views

Aircraft pitch and AOA change during a coordinated turn maneuver

45 votes
3 answers
18k views

Why does supersonic flight detach airflow from a wing?

1 vote
2 answers
97 views

What methods are used to calculate the geometry needed to obtain a bell-shaped lift distribution?

10 votes
1 answer
5k views

Is the nose cone of the MiG-21 adjustable in-flight?

51 votes
12 answers
35k views

Why is the nose of the Mig-21 shaped so differently compared to other fighter aircraft?

3 votes
1 answer
316 views

Could the Wright Flyer II takeoff without wind?

-1 votes
2 answers
258 views

Has there ever been a VTOL aircraft thruster that generated lift through the use of a drag force?

11 votes
3 answers
7k views

What is the function of the lower vertical fin on a MIG-23?

6 votes
8 answers
2k views

Can an encapsulated airfoil generate enough lift to lift the capsule?

1 vote
2 answers
121 views

What does deploying landing flaps do to the (L/D)max and minimum drag speed of an airplane?

5 votes
1 answer
575 views

When did fighter jet designers stop prioritizing Whitcomb's Area Rule?

1 vote
2 answers
320 views

For subsonic aircraft, would adopting a higher wing loading decrease drag?

4 votes
2 answers
3k views

How are forces on the landing gear reduced or compensated for at touchdown?

Browse more Questions