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Greg Taylor
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119 votes
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Why do all commercial aircraft have carpets?

30 votes

Why do model aircraft fly and maneuver so differently from real aircraft?

22 votes

Why don't airplane piston engines have mufflers?

18 votes

Why is being a commercial pilot stressful?

9 votes

Would a 90 kg object jettisoned from an aircraft create a detectable movement?

9 votes

Is it "cutting off" in the pattern when I go before a plane that is going faster than I am but let me in first?

7 votes
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Why must the long cross-country flight for a commercial rating be solo?

7 votes
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Why should a test flight be performed when the propellers are changed?

6 votes

Is it normal to be scared of flying before becoming a pilot?

6 votes

Is there an aerofoil that gives reasonably good lift for both air flow directions: forward and backward?

5 votes

How can an aircraft hover almost vertically?

5 votes

What are the pros and cons of high-wing compared to low-wing design?

4 votes

How does stall depend on angle of attack but not speed?

4 votes

Why should the ball be centered during steep turns?

4 votes

Would climbing onto fighters placed on display cause damage?

4 votes

Do pilots adjust the aircraft's flight path to allow for the curvature of the Earth?

3 votes

Is it possible to accurately measure airspeed without pitot tube?

3 votes

Why do piston engines in aircraft burn fuel at a higher rate than a comparable car engine?

3 votes

On crosswind landings, is it preferable to side slip or crab on final approach?

3 votes

Why haven't quadcopters been scaled up yet?

3 votes

Why retract flaps at go-around?

3 votes

Why does this plane not pitch up after a dive?

2 votes

In general terms, is a Constant Speed Propellor equiped aircraft more expensive to maintain?

2 votes

Why the ground effect has such a different outcome for wings and cars?

2 votes

Can a free-falling aircraft with no horizontal (or minimal horizontal velocity) start up and fly to safety?

1 vote

Is it OK to move a light aircraft by pushing or pulling the propeller?

1 vote

Why would a helicopter hold a 'nose-up' in hover?

1 vote

What are effective ways to spot the aircraft ATC specified?

1 vote
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Why are airliner seats higher than chairs and couches at home?

1 vote

Why do commercial pilots always engage reverse thrust even if it is not necessary?