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What is the difference between a turbofan and a turboprop engine?

71 votes

Can someone actually "fly under the radar"?

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What did the controller say during my approach to land (audio clip)?

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Why not just drop an engine on fire?

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Why not mount airliner jet engines above the wings?

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Why does the second floor of the Boeing 747 occupy only part of the plane?

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Are cargo holds pressurised these days?

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Why does the US President fly in an obsolete 747-200?

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Why do airplanes bank sharply to the right after air-to-air refueling?

54 votes
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What is some of this extra "stuff" on jet engines?

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Why are 'ghost flights' necessary?

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Do the Mt. Everest rescue helicopters have modified engines to operate at high altitudes?

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Why did flying boats in the '30s and '40s have a longer range than land based aircraft?

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Why are fuel tanks in the wings filled first, and why are they used last?

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Why did most airliners have black noses in the 60's and 70's?

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Why is the total count of people on a plane given as the number of 'souls' on board?

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Can a plane fly without the vertical stabilizer?

43 votes

Why did my IAH-SYD flight avoid Mexican airspace?

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On modern commercial airliners, how much of the flight could be fully taken care of by the auto pilot?

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Has someone with no experience at all ever taken off in a plane? Could they?

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Why are many jet aircraft designed to cruise around FL350-370?

38 votes

How is wind measured at this small U.S. airport?

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Could a runway include a safety device to destroy a plane's landing gear?

36 votes

What does Top 1% mentioned by ATC refer to?

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What is a "Flight Director"?

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How, exactly, did US1549 land on the Hudson?

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Why does it take months, sometimes years, for the BEA and NTSB to complete aviation accident investigations?

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Why do new jet engines cost billions to design?

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What happens if you do emergency landing on a US base in middle of the ocean?

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Can jet airplanes operate on 'rough' airfields?

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