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116 votes
9 answers
28k views

Is there a maximum possible size for an airplane?

69 votes
5 answers
39k views

What determines the maximum altitude a plane can reach?

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61 votes
11 answers
43k views

How do wings generate lift?

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55 votes
3 answers
8k views

Why is the time of useful consciousness only seconds at high altitudes, when I can hold my breath much longer at ground level?

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53 votes
2 answers
29k views

Can the Airbus A380 safely fly with two engines out on the same wing?

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48 votes
13 answers
91k views

How can I tell apart an Airbus from a Boeing?

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46 votes
3 answers
181k views

What are N1 and N2?

21 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is this orange container labeled "Flight kit wheel"?

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21 votes
4 answers
6k views

How is the ATC language structured?

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19 votes
2 answers
15k views

Why do all new European fighter jets have delta wings?

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19 votes
7 answers
5k views

How does increasing the size of a jet engine make it more fuel efficient?

15 votes
3 answers
5k views

How do pilots set the exact amount of thrust needed for a reduced power takeoff?

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14 votes
3 answers
7k views

Why are the leading edges on the Boeing 787 made from aluminum?

13 votes
2 answers
9k views

Can the 747 be re-engined as a twin? [closed]

12 votes
3 answers
4k views

Why are twin engine airliners more fuel efficient than three or four engine airliners?

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10 votes
5 answers
2k views

Why there is such a strong correlation between the range of an airliner and its passenger capacity?

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6 votes
1 answer
11k views

What throttle setting does an airliner use while cruising?

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4 votes
2 answers
6k views

Are the Boeing 747-8 engines more efficient than the 747-400 engines?

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0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Are two little engines or one big engine more efficient for an ultralight?

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