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Which underwater crash sites of medium to large aircraft have been captured in sonar imagery?

Deep Sea Vision, an ocean exploration company, says it may have found Amelia Earhart's plane: « By using sonar imaging, a tool for mapping the ocean floor that uses sound waves to measure the ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

Relativity states that the so-called force of gravity is not a force, but an acceleration due to the distortion of space time. There is no physical difference in between gravity and acceleration, or ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

g-force or load factor $n$ = (total acceleration minus the acceleration components due to gravity) / g. It is an acceleration expressed in g-units, or multiples of 9.81 m/s^2. In the equation $n_z$ = ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

In short BBC describes the force variation on persons and objects during the turbulent/windshear event. They say the magnitude was subject to rapid changes. This force is sometimes called the g-force, ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

The TSIB preliminary findings and the BBC use "G" as a short-hand for g-force, which is not the same thing as "gravitational force". They are using the wrong terminology here. The ...
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Illegal flying - does anyone ever ask to see your license?

In North America at least, "Ramp Checks" are a thing, where some FAA or Transport Canada inspector could approach you ask to "zee your paperz", including personal license documents ...
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Illegal flying - does anyone ever ask to see your license?

Does anyone ever ask to see your license or other paperwork in the GA world? Yes, absolutely. For pilots, your license and medical will be checked at the point that you renew/revalidate any rating or ...
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