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Federico
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102 votes

Could airline tires be deflated in mid-flight to reduce weight?

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Why does this 757 have a propeller engine attached to the fuselage?

69 votes

Why is a part from a Boeing 777 being analysed by Airbus?

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Why aren't airliner windows aligned with their seats?

52 votes
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What type is this aircraft with "inverted" wings?

50 votes

Why don't short runways use ramps for takeoff?

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What are the main differences piloting Boeing vs. Airbus aircraft?

47 votes

How could the Helios 522 passengers have survived so long without oxygen?

46 votes

Why do airplanes not have manual transmission?

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Do commercial aeroplanes use ABS to brake?

42 votes

How much is airspeed reduced on an A10-Warthog when firing its cannon?

40 votes

Why is this plane circling around the Lucknow airport every day?

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What is the purpose of the hole in the Cirrus SR22's parachute?

37 votes
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What does RTF mean?

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How much physical strength is required to control a Cessna 172?

32 votes

How common are cancelled landing attempts?

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What is the immediate cause of stall?

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Why do airliners have "pressure bulkheads"?

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Why aren't the canards used as airbrakes on the Tupolev Tu-144?

29 votes

Why are test crashes not made harder on the airframe?

29 votes

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

28 votes

Why do some flights make turns shortly after takeoff?

27 votes

What's the function of the plate behind the wheels of the Pilatus Porter?

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What is this plane and what are the rockets on the back used for?

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Are cabin dividers used to "hide" the flex of the airplane?

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Can aircraft other than rockets go to space?

26 votes

How does an alpha (AoA) vane work?

25 votes

What is the purpose of the sharp pods under airliner wings?

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How is metal fatigue detected in an aircraft?

24 votes

What is the viability of stacking passengers in an airplane cabin?

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