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Takeoff abortion for a blown tire

When I got a tire/wheel issue during takeoff, how should I execute the takeoff abortion procedure? Is it different than the typical takeoff abortion procedure for an engine out that is applying the ...
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Could a supersonic fighter upset or damage a 757 by close flight?

In another thread, we are discussing the events of 9/11/2001, and what options an F-16 pilot would have, if it became sadly necessary to force a 757 to crash. It is presumed the F-16 does not have ...
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What are the laws on photographing aircraft in Australia?

Are there any types of aircraft that I am forbidden from photographing aircraft. (Australian aircraft, primarily) in Australia? Are there regulations on what I do with the photographs I take? I assume ...
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How does one resume a VNAV climb in a B737 NG after being instructed to level off at an altitude below the Cruise altitude?

I am referring to a Boeing 737NG. Assuming I am on a VNAV climb but I am instructed by ATC to climb only to an altitude lower than my FMC Cruise altitude. After leveling off, how do I resume my VNAV ...
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Does thrust output in jet airplane remains constant when altitude increases?

I’m a noob so sorry for my ignorance. The question is: do we need (in jet airplane) to increase the throttle to maintain constant thrust output if we want to fly higher (not considering climb phase), ...
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What does the difference between a 'Mechanical Engineer' and an 'Aerospace Engineer' who both work on planes? [duplicate]

What does the difference between a 'Mechanical Engineer' and an 'Aerospace Engineer' who both work on planes? Does one focus more on something than the other?
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Does wing with bell lift distribution has negative lift at tips?

Does wing with bell lift distribution has negative lift at tips during cruising flight? Looking at this diagram, tips has very small lift but it is not negative.
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Why is the NAV ADR 1 ECAM caution a NO GO as per the MEL on the A320?

There isn't much more I can post about the question but in the MEL out of the 3 ADRs if ADR 1 fails on ground the MEL doesn't allow for a dispatch. Couldn't find any concrete reasons on the internet.
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What do pilots landing on aircraft carriers do when the ship is not visible due to weather?

Say an aircraft takes off of a carrier to do a mission somewhere, and upon returning to the carrier the pilot comes to find that a thick layer of fog has formed just above the surface of the water in ...
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What are those aircraft flying over my house?

I took pictures of 6 aircraft at Long Beach, California. Although I see them a lot of times, I have yet to hear the name. These photos were taken on August 6, 2020: A blue and orange biplane on 5:34 ...
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Do nose cones work well at high angles of attack?

On a lot of fighter jets, I see a heavily slanted intake, such as the F-15. I always thought this is to help ingest air at high angles of attack. However, what about something like the MiG-21? There'...
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Is a CFII required in order for a flight Instructor to provide training for added class ratings?

Must a flight instructor have a CFII to provide multi-engine add-on training to a customer meeting the following criteria: Holds a commercial pilot certificate with a single engine land class rating. ...
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Is 1,000ft vertical separation in a sparse airspace increasing risk unnecessarily?

On Saturday the 8th of August 2020 at 19:40:10 UTC, two flights flying in opposite directions, in the same corridor over India were vertically separated by just 1,000ft. The flights were SQ322 from ...
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What are the Radarless approach control services in the United States?

I was recently in Twin Falls, ID at KTWF. There is no radar for approach control services. All instrument approaches are full procedures and aircraft must report all requested fixes. There is Salt ...
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The F-16s that were scrambled to intercept United 93 did not have time to arm the jets, so the pilots were going to “ram it” how does that work?

The Wikipedia page says Two F-16 fighter pilots from the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard, Marc Sasseville and Heather "Lucky" Penney, were scrambled and ordered to ...
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Why El Al uses all-Boeing aircraft?

In their operations, El Al operates all-Boeing aircraft on their fleet, is this an airline policy or political reasons? EDIT: The composition of this fleet is as follow (according to wikipedia): 16 ...
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Where can I get AMM for Boeing 737NG? [closed]

I am not connected to airlines .I am just an aviation enthusiasts .while studying the 737 FCOM I realized to study AMM also .but in Google I cant find it anywhere .so can anyone tell me how to get ...
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How challenging is it to land a plane on a tabletop runway?

Yesterday(August 7 2020), an Air India Express plane skidded of the runway(Dubai - Kozhikode, IN) and fell almost 30 feet below from the tabletop runway and broke into two pieces. It was also heavily ...
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Why do tail dragging seaplanes not exist?

I am in the process of starting to build an ultralight that will be a tail dragger with floats, and in my conversations with the fellows I'm building it with, we've realized we've never seen a plane ...
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Do airliners have any cockpit indication of open doors?

A recent report into an "unnecessary" plane evacuation reports that, following an aborted takeoff [The senior flight attendant] then ordered an evacuation of the 169 passengers onboard, but ...
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Is it possible to increase available take-off distance for a seaplane by turning?

In the video below an A5 had an accident after takeoff. The final cause of the accident seems to be a sharp increase of AOA above stall. Do sea planes have an ...
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Ducted fan drone using rim (shroud) motor efficiency [closed]

With a rim motor, which would make the lighter weight of thinner wire, and higher voltage possible, can the diameter of the ducted fan be increased to where the lifting ability and efficiency exceed ...
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What is this military turboprop aircraft?

I took a video of this military turboprop aircraft on August 6, 2020 at 7:03 PM in Long Beach, California. Here is a screenshot of it:
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Is multi element wing good option for slow flight airplanes?

Can we use multi element wing for slow flight planes, like F1 multi element rear wing? If we know that pressure act prependicular to the surface why this two upper elements are "almost" ...
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Why high air speed at flat surface don't always produce low pressure?

Can you explain why flat surfaces don't produce low pressure in both experiments ,even air has high speed in both case? 1)experiment where flat surface DON'T produce low pressure: http://www.cabrillo....
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Could a wing be designed to exploit both normal flying and ground effect?

Ground Effect planes' wings are stubby and the height over the ground or water is limited to wing span. Could a wing be designed to exploit both normal flying and ground effect together to give the ...
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Regulatory Documents To Carry Medical Kits and Defibrillators On-Board

Are there any regulatory release documents applicable to Medical Kits and Defibrillators? Question is for Commercial Airlines. For example for: Components, you are required to have an EASA Form 1 or ...
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How high could Concorde potentially reach by going fast and pulling up?

If Concorde was travelling at mach 2 and FL 600 then pulled up, it would enter a trajectory that went above its normal flight altitude before diving back down. I assume that it couldn't pull up to ...
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Why do all the rings of MH370's transmission locations have the same origin point?

This question originates from the video "The Vanishing of Flight 370", by Lemmino. At 6:00 he says While these transmissions did not contain any information ...
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What is the impact of camber on CLmax?

I was reading Aerodynamics for Engineering Students by Houghton and saw the following graph: A lot of other sources say that increasing camber increases CLmax, like the graph below. I am a little ...
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Are the A400M propellers rotating in the wrong way in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”?

At the beginning of the movie Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation we can see an A400M taking off. When the engines start, the propellers turn in opposite directions. As I understand it this is not a ...
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Why doesn't Ketchikan, AK have a control tower?

Why doesn't Ketchikan, AK have a control tower? The special flight rules applicable to the area seem to make it clear that traffic management is an issue, focusing mainly on being in contact with the ...
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What kind of assistance can another aircraft provide to an incapacitated pilot?

A recent incident unfolded as follows: An aircraft overflew the planned destination and did not respond to radio calls on any frequency. ATC decided the pilot might be incapacitated and asked another ...
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What is the pilot actually trying to say? [closed]

A pilot used a PA system to make the announcement and the original subtitle of what was said by the pilot states the following: Pilot: Make sure prior weather shift distance is appreciated. Flight ...
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Do aircraft obtain better milage by flying high or by using “ground effect?” [duplicate]

It has been said the most fuel efficient way to fly is by flying in thinner air. On the other hand the largest plane in the world was the Russian "Caspian Sea Monster" Ekranoplan, which is ...
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Is post-COVID flying more dangerous? [closed]

To be clear, this doesn't relate to safety relating to the virus, I'm asking about flight safety. A comment on this question states: There's a history of accidents with aircraft just out of ...
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Have any airliners successfully landed on a runway after striking a tree?

There are many examples of aircraft striking trees during a crash sequence, usually with high fatality rates. Have any airliners struck* one or more trees and proceeded to successfully land on a ...
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Has any pilot successfully flown through a hurricane with a single-engine prop plane?

Has any pilot successfully flown or could a pilot crab through a hurricane using a plane such as a Cessna or bi-plane? Would acrobatic planes work better because of their nimble agility and high power-...
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After the Covid pandemic, will there be an aircraft manufacturer which produced a combi aircraft anymore? [closed]

On this covid pandemic, there will be many changes in all of air travel, one of them is Combi aircraft to be rebuilt again.
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What procedures do I have to follow to fly a seaplane from the US to Canada?

I work in the States and I'm thinking to go visit my friend in Canada. I have access to an Icon A5 and was thinking to fly from my closest lake in Vermont to his house which is also on a lake. What ...
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Do I need AFSP TSA approval once I get my PPL?

I recently got my PPL and wondering if I still require to renew my AFSP TSA approval each year/ I looked into AFSP FAQs but its unclear if I require it again. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Can you ride a storm to save fuel?

Cargo sailboats, of the old, depended on wind direction. Like these ships, planes also save time by flying with the wind. On the extreme end, could a plane use storm fronts or hurricanes by flying in ...
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What is the process of obtaining a commercial license after revocation?

I held a 2nd class medical and a commercial pilot license. My certificates were revoked due to an alleged DUI which I didn't get convicted of. I have been trying to contact every division in the FAA ...
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How much thrust is produced on an A320 at takeoff and during cruise?

Where can you get the drag polar of the A320 at cruise and TakeOff?
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Why do pilots do walkaround inspections for regularly scheduled commercial flights instead of aircraft mechanics?

If the airline has personnel to maintain the aircraft, wouldn't it be more cost effective to have them inspect the aircraft before flight rather than have the captain or first officer do it? Is it ...
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What is the difference between Level Change and ALT INTV during VNAV descent?

I'm confused between the two. During descent for 737 PMDG, I usually start a descent via ALT INTV, but sometimes the plane doesn't response to ALT INTV but responds to LVL Change instead. I need help ...
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What are some of your favorite flying and piloting related lessons or concepts to share with your non-pilot friends? [closed]

My team at work is doing this thing where each person teaches something new every week. I want to teach them about flying (I'm a private pilot). I'm curious what you think are topics that people find ...
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Off/On Time vs. “Total AC Time” vs. Offset?

Can somebody please help explain to me the difference between all of these. I understand that "Off/On time" is probably the Hobbs time which is determined by the time my battery master ...
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Is Ducted fan or Propeller better to maximize forward speed of RC aircraft with a given power?

I'm designing an RC aircraft of which the final goal is a crazy top speed. I'll be 3D printing and sanding / finishing the air frame surfaces to reduce drag. In order to achieve maximum top speed, ...
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Why don't bypass ducts in jet engines narrow down the flow to accelerate it?

Since decreasing the flow area increases flow velocity, why don't turbofan bypass ducts narrow down to produce more thrust?

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