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A very loud, short- lived howl

Some airplanes make strange sounds when the landing gear is deployed/stowed, or flaps are lowered/raised. The BA-146 is famous for making a loud descending boooo noise when the flaps are lowered, for ...
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Am I expected to stay on glide slope for landing in a light aircraft?

Regarding the 172, and any other single engine aircraft, a better question might be: what if I lose my engine on final approach? We can start by looking at the angle and rate of descent with no ...
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Why does ADS-B altitude from multiple landed planes vary so much from one plane to another?

The aircraft do not send out altitude when they are on the ground. On the ground, aircraft send out the surface messages, which combine position, speed and heading. The airborne message formats ...
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