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Is aviation slowly dying as of 2019 [closed]

This debate first started a decade ago but I want to modernize it. The reasons people wanted to be pilots. (I cant find a single reason why someone would want to become an ATC) They watched Top Gun ...
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What does the term “white-scarf Air Force” mean?

Ron Gordon's answer to question about A-10 cannon mentions "white-scarf Air Force". As civilian, subtlety was lost on me. What does it mean? From the context, looks like fighter pilots? Are the ...
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Was “the right stuff” ever really the right stuff? [closed]

In the history of the culture of aviation, to what extent has the popular image of "the right stuff" required of a pilot ever matched the characteristics actually sought in aviation? In this popular ...