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Daniele Procida
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57 votes
13 answers
15k views

Have any large aeroplanes been landed — safely and without damage — in locations that they could not be flown away from?

39 votes
4 answers
7k views

What does the behaviour of water on the skin of an aircraft in flight tell us?

30 votes
2 answers
9k views

Why would a propeller have blades of different lengths?

25 votes
2 answers
6k views

Did airlines fly their aircraft slower in response to oil prices in the 1970s?

25 votes
5 answers
7k views

Which aircraft have made notable use of lateral asymmetry?

17 votes
3 answers
4k views

Could a person damage a jet airliner - from the outside - with their bare hands?

16 votes
2 answers
9k views

What is the significance of the speed of sound to aerodynamics and aircraft design?

16 votes
2 answers
1k views

Have we seen the last significant experiments in the configuration of jet airliners?

15 votes
2 answers
5k views

Which CPUs and programming languages are used in new airliner flight control systems?

15 votes
1 answer
4k views

What, exactly, is a "co-pilot"?

15 votes
3 answers
4k views

Are gliders susceptible to bird strikes?

12 votes
4 answers
397 views

How is the marine perimeter of a coastal airport secured?

12 votes
3 answers
731 views

How should we think of 'layers' of air flow?

12 votes
1 answer
743 views

How many of the airliners that ever existed have been lost in flight?

11 votes
1 answer
1k views

What could cause a distinct tube of condensation over a wing?

11 votes
4 answers
5k views

Do high-wing aircraft represent more difficult engineering challenges than low-wing aircraft?

10 votes
2 answers
710 views

To what extent have political (race, gender, social class) attitudes been implicated as human factors in the cockpit?

10 votes
1 answer
615 views

How long has the term "situational awareness" been used in aviation?

10 votes
4 answers
1k views

What role, if any, does visual aesthetics play in the design of modern airliners?

9 votes
2 answers
773 views

What are the most significant risks to life for the airline passenger?

9 votes
2 answers
2k views

Has the typical cabin pressure in airliners changed in recent decades?

8 votes
2 answers
316 views

What measures can the aerospace industry take to deal with changes in the electronic industry that are incompatible with its own conservatism? [closed]

8 votes
1 answer
465 views

Can planes benefit from Mitsubishi's Air Lubrication System?

8 votes
3 answers
3k views

How do large airport refuelling systems work?

8 votes
0 answers
383 views

Which individual airframe has carried the most passengers in its lifetime?

7 votes
1 answer
537 views

How have deep-seated cultural human factors (particularly in east Asia) in the cockpit been successfully managed in the past 20 years?

7 votes
2 answers
504 views

To what extent does pressurisation increase the rigidity of an airframe?

7 votes
1 answer
15k views

What exactly is an "engine surge" in a jet engine, and what causes it?

7 votes
4 answers
3k views

What is an "all-weather" aircraft?

7 votes
4 answers
7k views

Why has aluminium, rather than steel, prevailed in airliner construction?