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What is this tube connected to a 757 for?

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How do balloon pilots avoid birdstrikes?

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Compressor-Turbine: Why a shaft and not kind of a "rotating drum"?

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Can an airplane engine fire be extinguished without shutting down the engine?

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Why are parking brakes not used for parking jetliners?

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What fail safe protections exist to prevent non-plug type cabin doors opening in flight?

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How is the central hub / shaft casing of a two-spool jet engine assembled?

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Why is the B787 one of the few aircraft with electro-thermal wing anti-/de-icing?

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Does the MD-80 seat layout affect the balance of the aircraft?

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How much force is needed to tow an airliner?

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Why are the B-52 thrust levers advanced inside-out?

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Why is the landing gear lever not set to OFF on the ground?

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Is the A330F main deck cargo compartment pressurized? If not, what is the purpose of the structural cargo access door?

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Why would a jet engine use cannular combustors if the annular design is superior?

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

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What are the most common reasons an aircraft to depressurize while flying?

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Are Dreamliner windscreens periodically replaced irrespective of damage?

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Why do certain aircraft's landing gear tilt up?

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What is the absolute velocity change through compressor+burner?

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Do fighters or bombers ever ditch their weapons?

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How many hydraulic systems does the Boeing 757 series have?

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How to balance the cargo on a plane with the wings further aft?

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If the cabin temperature controller does not function, does the pilot have to make an emergency landing?

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What is the equation for the energy balance between turbine, compressor and propeller?

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How to determine the RPM of the rotating shaft of an A320 PTU?

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What, exactly is "on the MEL"?

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Why tap the brakes on take-off in fixed gear aircraft?

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Why there is such a strong correlation between the range of an airliner and its passenger capacity?

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What is the technical role of a flight attendant?

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Which compressed air and fluid are generally used by oleos?