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J W
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What is this line found above the door on many aircraft?

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What do these instruments do?

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What are these holes in my Cessna 172, just in front of the elevator?

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What priority if any is given to Emergency Services in flight clearance?

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Why are "counterweights" used in aircraft production?

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Why did WWII prop aircraft have colored prop tips?

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What liability concerns would drive an airplane homebuilder to scrap their plane?

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What causes descending aircraft to make a noise like a giant blown bottle?

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What are these aircraft at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake?

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How does one test a stall warning during pre-flight?

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Should head stay level or inclined in a bank?

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What are these lines on the nose of a Boeing 737?

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What are these spinning discs next to the throttle of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon?

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How do investigators always know the logged flight time of the pilots?

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How does one calculate true altitude?

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What is that black pod on the left wing of a TBM?

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What are the continued education requirements for commercial / airline pilots?

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Why isn't tungsten used in supersonic aircraft?

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Is it true that the red lights on building antennas help the aircraft "detect/visualize" ground objects?

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Is there a commonly recognized placeholder airline name?

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Which civilian airport has the most runways (current and planned)?

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Has a fixed-wing aircraft ever been built that featured multiple turbines powering a single propeller?

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What is this substance on these pipe fittings?

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Are the size and location of the registration number regulated?

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Why are 4 blade propellers often in X or + position when the aircraft is parked?

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Which way should I rotate the propeller of a C172?

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Is it possible to take off on an elevated short field by "falling"?

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What's that "frame" in the windshield of some piper aircraft for?

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Why are only captains allowed to taxi the aircraft?

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Has there ever been a tail-dragger with retractable tail-gear?

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