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5 votes

Why do new jet engines cost billions to design?

3 votes

Do the compressors and turbine rotate at the same speed?

29 votes

Could the principle of owls' silent flight be used for stealth aircraft?

-2 votes

When did the color orange enter flight test?

3 votes

Could hydrazine be the jet fuel of the future?

2 votes

What is the meaning of first flight and introduction in aircraft production?

3 votes

Do contra-rotating propellers have the same RPM?

5 votes

Why do shipping companies opt for the Boeing 747 instead of Antonov An-124?

12 votes
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How much maintenance time did it take to make an F4U Corsair ready for another flight?

2 votes

Why did the RAAF procure the F/A-18 despite being purpose-built for carriers?

1 vote

Why are passenger seats not facing backward on an airplane?

48 votes

What is it exactly about flying a Flyboard across the English channel that made Zapata's thighs burn?

2 votes

Are virtual winglets a viable concept?

2 votes

Limitations of bird flight as an aircraft design

6 votes
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What causes airliner tyres to burst as often as they do?

5 votes

Why do (or did, until very recently) aircraft transponders wait to be interrogated before broadcasting beacon signals?

17 votes
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Why was the An-225 built when the VM-T Atlant already did the job?

8 votes
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Airbus Beluga, what is aft of the cockpit?

3 votes

Is it possible for a person to fly with mechanical wings attached to his torso?

4 votes

What is an "all-weather" aircraft?

6 votes

Acceleration of a supersonic aircraft after breaking the sound barrier

7 votes

Are there any current projects/plans for a VTOL passenger airliner?

4 votes

Are there regulations on building homes at the end of a runway?

11 votes
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Is this route of a airforce jet on flightradar faked?

1 vote

What is the fastest possible transatlantic flight today?

33 votes

Is it cheaper to drop cargo than to land it?

6 votes
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What happened to the Fokker 100 revival project?

6 votes
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Why does the DC-8-70 have the same MTOW as the DC-8-60, despite its more powerful engines?

7 votes
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How and why would one call the cockpit of an A330 inside its nose gear bay?

0 votes

Do commercial aeroplanes use ABS to brake?