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Ryan Mortensen
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  • Oklahoma, United States
33 votes
2 answers
10k views

Why are Oscar, India, and X-Ray (O, I, and X) not used as taxiway identifiers?

19 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why would an airport be depicted with symbology for runways longer than 8,069 feet even though it is reported on the sectional as 7,200 feet?

15 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is this small number on the top right of an IAP?

12 votes
1 answer
3k views

Why does the FAA require special authorization to act as PIC in the North American T-28 Trojan?

11 votes
4 answers
3k views

When are pilots required to have approval to conduct practice approaches?

10 votes
1 answer
431 views

Do aviation intercoms have a standardized compatibility with radio stacks?

10 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why is training regarding the loss of RAIM given so much more emphasis than training regarding the loss of SBAS?

9 votes
5 answers
3k views

What is the danger in the over-use of reverse thrust during ground operations when operating a turboprop powerplant?

9 votes
1 answer
399 views

What are approach control's expectations regarding weather information for flights to satellite airports?

9 votes
3 answers
4k views

Is induced drag essentially nothing more than a specific type of form drag?

9 votes
2 answers
689 views

Does ground effect scale 1:1 with wingpsan?

8 votes
3 answers
2k views

May pilots receive compensation for performing preventive maintenance under US regulations?

8 votes
1 answer
161 views

Due to the corrective calculations being ground-based, does the reliability of WAAS degrade with increases in altitude?

8 votes
3 answers
955 views

Does an AME's advertisement on the back of the medical certificate affect the document's validity under the FAA?

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Are airplanes on skis considered to be the land or sea category?

7 votes
1 answer
693 views

What is the FAA's official stance on logging illegal flight time?

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why is a right pattern the standard for a hold?

7 votes
3 answers
2k views

What is a metering frequency and why would an airport have it?

7 votes
7 answers
7k views

What is the largest (size) solid object ever dropped from an airplane to impact the ground in freefall?

7 votes
1 answer
978 views

Does the mixture and throttle setting affect the quality of priming of fuel prior to start?

7 votes
2 answers
261 views

Do "Civil Aviation Regulations" and "Aeronautics Bulletins" still have any legal authority today?

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

Are pilots legally required to verbally declare an emergency to invoke §91.3(b)'s deviation authorization?

6 votes
1 answer
230 views

Are municipal airports in the U.S. treated differently than most public places in regards to legal, holstered, loaded firearm carry?

6 votes
1 answer
272 views

Does anxiety increase the likelihood of developing motion sickness?

6 votes
1 answer
533 views

"The pilot must know the center of gravity and gross weight to fly" -- True or false?

6 votes
1 answer
1k views

What are ATC-side procedures to handle a jammed frequency?

6 votes
1 answer
484 views

These "FICON" NOTAM's contractions aren't in the FAA contraction list. What do they mean?

5 votes
2 answers
457 views

Why would there be a NOTAM for an airport rotating beacon being on continuously?

5 votes
1 answer
263 views

Is a wingtip vortex strongest at the critical angle of attack?

5 votes
2 answers
508 views

Does the FAA consider flights that generate content for profitable YouTube channels displaying airborne video to be commercial operations?