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What are the advantages of a Spinning Wing (Magnus Effect) and why haven't any been commercially produced?

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Is it possible for an SU-25 to fly high enough to shoot down a Boeing 777?

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Why was Concorde's cockpit so complex?

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Why do passenger embark on the left side of an aircraft?

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Would a homemade lawn chair balloon be visible on ATC and collision avoidance radar?

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How can a computer model yield two possible flight paths of MH370 in South Indian Ocean?

41 votes

What's a similar looking aircraft to this illustration?

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Why pilots would leave the cockpit in a short flight?

38 votes
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Why do airline pilots have shoulder harnesses?

38 votes

Can a civilian aircraft pilot see a missile coming?

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Why is the Airbus A320 permitted to carry 180 passengers, instead of the maximum 179 allowed?

36 votes

How strong is the A380 fuselage-wing joint?

35 votes
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How is an aircraft aligned at a jet bridge?

30 votes
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What is the reasoning behind using depleted uranium as counterweights in the 747?

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Why doesn't the A380 use its outboard thrust reversers?

28 votes

Why do older airplanes have a wing on both the top and the bottom of the aircraft?

28 votes

Does it make sense towing airplanes to the head of airstrip by external (eg electric) means?

28 votes
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Which airplane designs have the greatest longevity?

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Do helicopters ever dump fuel before landing?

27 votes

What was the first aircraft that could fly inverted?

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Do you ever get to practice ejecting out of a plane as a fighter pilot?

26 votes

Why does an aircraft as big as the Airbus A400M use turboprops?

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Can large airliners do aerobatics such as loops?

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Would a random passenger be allowed to fix a problem with a commercial aircraft?

23 votes

Why do airplanes not have manual transmission?

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What if you refuse to fasten your seatbelt?

20 votes

Why is the fuselage on an airliner circular-shaped?

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Could I build an airship (rigid dirigible) that used a vacuum rather than lifting gas?

19 votes

Why not mount airliner jet engines above the wings?

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If an airplane touches down short of the runway, and doesn't reach it, is it still a runway excursion?

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