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What are these engineers doing sitting on a large format drawing of B-47s aircraft?

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How did NASA Langley end up with the first 737?

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Which aircraft had such a luxurious-looking navigator's station?

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What is it exactly about flying a Flyboard across the English channel that made Zapata's thighs burn?

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What aircraft was the Olmstead High Efficiency Propeller for? When and how was it used?

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Why a kite flying at 1000 feet in "figure-of-eight loops" serves to "multiply the pulling effect of the airflow" on the ship to which it is attached?

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Did the last US plane to leave Afghanistan have support from the control tower?

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How is the camera positioned for these plane-to-plane Schlieren images of shock waves?

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Was the runway upgrade at Mataveri Airport on Easter Island really related to the Lee Correy novel "Shuttle Down"?

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Are an aircraft's nuts and bolts generally either all Imperial or all Metric, or can they be mixed?

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Could the Mars helicopter Ingenuity have been test-flown outdoors at JPL just for the heck of it? (not that they would)

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Identify this commercial(?) jet approaching Songshan airport in Taipei with what looks like very long inner flaps

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What does it mean exactly when an aircraft is "35% unstable"? (aircraft stability factor)

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How was the "frozen wing flap grease" problem solved? (Antarctica, 2001 emergency evac)

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How unusual is it for remotely piloted aircraft to fly through commercial or general aviation airspace?

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How to recognize the horizontal winglet in the Horten design, or the experimental glider in this video?

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Did the Phantom F-4 contain "polychron" or other synthetic materials as a replacement for rubber circa 1969?

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At what altitude might a pilot be able to see at least the brightest stars during the day?

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Could an F-35 really be 3% rare-earth?

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How did this F/A-18's execute a "low-boom maneuver"?

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How did Northrop Grumman propose to make the Global Hawk nuclear powered?

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Runway landing with a front skid instead of wheel - how does steering happen? (Dreamchaser)

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Are there little seat belts or other restraints for the organ-containing coolers kept in cockpits?

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How close to the White House did the Space Shuttle Discovery "fly"?

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How did aircraft flying in formation use flares to communicate with each other?

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Is it always advisable for passengers to wear seat belts when a 747 is on final approach?

7 votes
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Do modern jet engines monitor and record exposure to particles of dust or sand?

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To what extent is modern "maneuverable spy balloonery" really a thing?

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How common is the use of "quick-set asphalt" on runways such that flights may begin just a few hours after paving?

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What aircraft equipment produced the three recordings of unidentified aerial phenomenon released by the US Pentagon in 2020? What does black signify?