Daniele Procida
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Have any large aeroplanes been landed — safely and without damage — in locations that they could not be flown away from?
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What does the behaviour of water on the skin of an aircraft in flight tell us?
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Why would a propeller have blades of different lengths?
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Which aircraft have made notable use of lateral asymmetry?
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Did airlines fly their aircraft slower in response to oil prices in the 1970s?
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Could a person damage a jet airliner - from the outside - with their bare hands?
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Have we seen the last significant experiments in the configuration of jet airliners?
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What is the significance of the speed of sound to aerodynamics and aircraft design?
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Are gliders susceptible to bird strikes?
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Which CPUs and programming languages are used in new airliner flight control systems?
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What, exactly, is a "co-pilot"?
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How is the marine perimeter of a coastal airport secured?
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How should we think of 'layers' of air flow?
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Do high-wing aircraft represent more difficult engineering challenges than low-wing aircraft?
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How many of the airliners that ever existed have been lost in flight?
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What could cause a distinct tube of condensation over a wing?
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To what extent have political (race, gender, social class) attitudes been implicated as human factors in the cockpit?
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How long has the term "situational awareness" been used in aviation?
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What role, if any, does visual aesthetics play in the design of modern airliners?
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Has the typical cabin pressure in airliners changed in recent decades?
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What are the most significant risks to life for the airline passenger?
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What measures can the aerospace industry take to deal with changes in the electronic industry that are incompatible with its own conservatism?
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Can planes benefit from Mitsubishi's Air Lubrication System?
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How do large airport refuelling systems work?
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What is an "all-weather" aircraft?
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Why has aluminium, rather than steel, prevailed in airliner construction?
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How have deep-seated cultural human factors (particularly in east Asia) in the cockpit been successfully managed in the past 20 years?
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To what extent does pressurisation increase the rigidity of an airframe?
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Why does wake turbulence sink?
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Is there a clear or particular pattern in the mistake-making that leads to a landing at the wrong airport?