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19 votes
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How does TACAN work?

14 votes
2 answers
5k views

Why is the coefficient of drag for straight wings at supersonic speeds lower than for swept wings?

9 votes
1 answer
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How does the ski shape of an aircraft carrier deck help for take off?

9 votes
4 answers
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Why do the F/A-18 and the F-22 Raptor have horizontal stabilizer as well as canted rudders for pitch control?

8 votes
2 answers
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Why does the MiG 21 use anti surge shutters?

7 votes
2 answers
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Are turn rate indicators calibrated to a certain speed? If so, what speed?

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

Why is a strake placed on the fuselage in front of the tailplane on the Hawk aircraft?

6 votes
1 answer
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Why is the surge line curved?

6 votes
1 answer
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How does compressibility affect the critical angle of attack?

5 votes
1 answer
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Why do some airplanes allow separate right and left rudder pedal adjustment?

4 votes
1 answer
10k views

How does a true airspeed indicator work?

4 votes
3 answers
2k views

Why is horizontal stabilizer set to 4° up in airbus aircraft for take off?

4 votes
1 answer
18k views

Why does the canopy of the F-22 Raptor have a golden tinge? [duplicate]

4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why is the reheat exhaust flame of some fighter aircraft blue while for some it is orange?

3 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the difference between a "compass swing" and "check swing" procedure?

3 votes
2 answers
537 views

Why do Western aircraft manufacturers use FPS system while Russian aircraft manufacturers use MKS system for flight instruments?

3 votes
3 answers
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What does RPM mean in a propellor aircraft, compared to a jet aircraft? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
282 views

Why is there a provision of pressure setting in GPS?

0 votes
1 answer
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What is Waterline and why is it called so? [duplicate]