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The airliner in the picture is a Vickers VC.1 Viking, registration LV-AFI, of the former Argentinian operator Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina. According to this source, the plane served the Secretaría de Aeronáutica under registration LV-XFJ for less than a month, from 10.9.1947 till 4.10.1947 before transferring to FAMA. After FAMA, the plane in question ...


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The answer to your question is, in fact, "yes" - but the circumstances involved demonstrate just how difficult it is to make an aircraft's landing gear deploy without being commanded to do so. In 1985, CI006, a 747SP, experienced an uncommanded flameout of its #4 (right outboard) engine (something that particular engine was quite prone to doing) while ...


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Not all modern aircraft have windows that can be opened. The Boeing 747 for example does not. On the Boeing 737, the windows can be opened for two reasons: Emergency Evacuation: When the aircraft needs to be evacuated, there is always a way to escape from the flight deck without going through the cabin. On the Boeing 737, this is accomplished through the ...


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The air attenuates high frequencies more than it does low. Thus, lower frequency sounds travel farther, so you hear them first.


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