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As discussed in this question airplanes carry a lot more than just passengers so shutting down passenger flights can stop the flow of essential supplies as well as people. In some cases charter flights are being used during this crisis but the general movement of people (even essential people) often relies on commercial flights. Similarly most states are ...


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Let me put it another way. Your local (state, county, city) has ordered 'shelter in place' with exceptions for various reasons. Now you are driving along and a police officer pulls you over and questions you on your purpose to be there. You are under no legal obligation to answer the question. Flying is the same. First of all, it is your choice to travel. ...


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"Is there a maximum possible size for an airplane?" Assuming the context of the question is airplanes that fly in the skies of planet earth, the answer is "yes". An airplane vastly larger than the earth could never fly within the earth's atmosphere.


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I think that the second one is the best option. Also, depending on the plane the pilot might be able to shut down the others controls, while leaving his working. That way the suicidal pilot cannot do anything to alter the course of the aircraft.


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The Qantas Sydney-Santiago service comes in at 7,060 miles (11,362 km) and certainly crosses some very remote stretches of ocean - http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=syd-scl%0D%0A&MS=wls&MP=p&DU=mi


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The MD-80 series has two systems that can increase thrust in case an engine fails during takeoff: Automatic Reserve Thrust (ART) This system is independent of the throttle position and can increase the thrust of the remaining engine to the maximum rated thrust in case of an engine failure. It can be turned off with a switch on the glareshield, because it ...


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The MiniMap is not an option, it's there as standard. It's fixed at 20-miles range; the optional items are Wxr, Terrain and Traffic. The classic STA, WPT and ARPT from the ND are not available. The MiniMap shows ADF needles, whereas the ND shows VOR needles. The MiniMap looks like a development of the previous compass-rose at the bottom of the PFD, but it'...


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ADS-B Exchange could be an alternative to FlightRadar24. They have (free if you host a feeder station) APIs so you wouldn't need to go through the headache of scraping. The data should be comparable and with ADS-B becoming mandatory in more and more regions (US since the beginning of the year and an EU mandate covering pretty much all business flights coming ...


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Not really, and for many countries there's really no way at all. For example within the EU you could fly your Cessna between Germany and say Denmark and never get recorded anywhere that's publicly available. Nothing on sites like Flightradar24 (at least not reliably), no official records except for your payment of landing fees using your credit card (then ...


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These are not actually dimples but shallow bulges. I found a higher-res image online and checked it out. The drone is not very large, less than 2 m (6 ft) long. They are not large enough to have significant aerodynamic effect at the speeds the drone flies. Lots of much faster planes have rows of rivet heads which stand out more than these do. They are about ...


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