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What does the Airspeed indicator show when your pitot tube is blocked?

So the question in the topic. I want to clarify whether the speed indications is maintained or go to 0.
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How to handle vacuum and turn coordinator failure in IMC?

I just earned my FAA instrument rating and a considerable amount of time was spent training partial panel. This meant flying with no vacuum gyro instruments - attitude indicator and directional gyro. ...
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Are there any failure-proof instruments on commercial airliners? [closed]

Let's assume worst case scenario - nighttime over the ocean, complete vacuum failure, perhaps complete electrical failure (in a "fly-by-pulley" plane perhaps), or at least avionics failure. Is there ...
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What pose is best for to assume before hitting the ground for survival after failed parachute? [duplicate]

The title says it all. Assuming one is falling down on a hard perpendicular surface after reaching terminal velocity, what pose provides the highest chances of survival? My guess would be one of the ...
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How many landings per year are performed using the integrated standby instrument system?

Could you tell me how many landings are exclusively driven by Integrated Standby Instrument System or equivalent in the world per year ? Same question with "partially" using instead of "exclusively".
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How should a helicopter pilot react after V-belt breaking?

I have a question concerning the V-belts of the Robinson R22 (or R44) breaking in-flight. When they break, the rotor RPM will drop and the engine will tend to overspeed. (Is this actually correct?) ...
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How common is engine failure?

What are the failure rates for piston, turbine, and jet engines? (If more subdivisions of "engine" are necessary to make the data useful, please point them out).
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Can a vacuum cleaner create sufficient vacuum to operate the artificial horizon?

Inspired by this question about breaking the glass of instruments, I was wondering if a sufficient level of vacuum can be achieved by using a vacuum cleaner on the inlet, or simply sucking through a ...
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Can instruments be fixed via a swift punch?

I remember reading a book about private piloting techniques, (I can't remember the title; it has been so long; perhaps I can check my library history or something to see later), and I saw something ...