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Steve V.
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122 votes
9 answers
37k views

How do jet fighters get to war?

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88 votes
6 answers
25k views

Why do we still use pilots to fly airplanes?

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57 votes
5 answers
14k views

Is a winglet better than an equal span extension?

41 votes
8 answers
25k views

Why would a glider have water ballast? If it is trying to stay aloft without an engine, wouldn't it be better to be as light as possible?

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39 votes
4 answers
4k views

Is a rotary wing craft capable of supersonic flight?

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34 votes
6 answers
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Why does the Boeing 737 have 5 x the passenger fatalities of the Airbus 320?

31 votes
6 answers
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Why the ground effect has such a different outcome for wings and cars?

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30 votes
3 answers
16k views

How do Ram Air Turbines get deployed?

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29 votes
8 answers
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Why/How is the B-52 still in service?

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29 votes
7 answers
19k views

Could a SR-71 be shot down today?

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26 votes
6 answers
12k views

What makes a bomber able to deliver nuclear bombs?

25 votes
3 answers
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Why does a T-tail produce a pitch-down moment in sideslip?

23 votes
3 answers
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Why is "dragging it in" considered bad in small aircraft, but fine in larger aircraft?

22 votes
4 answers
12k views

Can you bust a TFR while operating under IFR?

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22 votes
4 answers
14k views

How does a flying wing keep from going into a flat spin when maneuvering?

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22 votes
2 answers
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Does this Lear 35 have missiles on it?

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20 votes
1 answer
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Why would an approach be Cat A NA?

20 votes
3 answers
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Why the number 6 in P6SM in a METAR/TAF?

18 votes
3 answers
6k views

What is the maximum number of planes a controller can control?

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18 votes
1 answer
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Do bigger aircraft make a bigger sonic boom?

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17 votes
1 answer
508 views

How can I determine the quality of training provided by a CFI at a local flying club?

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17 votes
1 answer
4k views

Why is there a difference between nosegear retraction directions?

17 votes
2 answers
7k views

Why is max endurance different for jet and props?

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16 votes
4 answers
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If AWOS reports IFR conditions but I can see at least three miles, can I take off or land?

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16 votes
2 answers
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How does an aircraft derive winds aloft on its own?

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16 votes
1 answer
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How can someone get clarification from the FAA on the intent of a regulation?

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15 votes
2 answers
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Why is "heavy braking" recommended in an aircraft with carbon fiber brakes in order to prevent brake wear? That seems backwards!

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15 votes
1 answer
2k views

How are airlines able to work out gate allocations so far in advance?

14 votes
6 answers
22k views

What defines a cycle on a jet engine?

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14 votes
1 answer
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Can a "crash landing" be used for FAR 61.57 currency?

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