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Charles Bretana
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How does a fighter pilot calculate approach/landing speeds?

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Why does the Cessna 152/172 nose wheel turn only when the aircraft is moving?

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Which Provides a Faster Turn - A Horizontal Turn or a Vertical Loop?

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Is the Centre of Gravity moved by an aircraft travelling at “High Speeds”?

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Did WWII fighters do a roll before engaging to identify themselves to radar operators?

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How do solo fighter pilots sleep?

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How is radar used to help aiming a gun on fighter jets?

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Why do you land a fighter jet with AOA Units?

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During single-engine taxi, how is the asymmetric power compensated for?

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What is the maximum angle the F-16 can turn in $x$ seconds while flying at corner speed?

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How does turn radius change with velocity between Vm and Vs, as in a 180 degree turn in a canyon?

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Do F-4 Phantom II pilots actually fold the wings?

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Why do fighter jets fly upwards very steeply when gaining altitude when lift is optimum at around 15 degrees?

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If a circling airplane (AC-130) fires a bullet how does the plane's trajectory alter the shell's flight path?

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Is a hold short expected when given taxi directions to a runway?

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Does the F-4 Phantom use (have) differential horizontal tail deflection?

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Can a pilot still land if the tower gives confusing Information?

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Is it possible for a fighter jet to shoot itself down with an IR missile?

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Do negative angles-of-attack create lift?

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Does the F-4E Phantom II have a weather radar?

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Do fighter jets use elevators as ailerons?

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What are these bars on an F-16's nose?

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Would it be better to limit AOA in F16 jet in dogfights more than it is now?

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Why would the Speedbrake be required for such a long time on approach?

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What does "Bull's-eye 090, 50, tacked southwest" mean?

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Low and High G snapshot

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Can an aircraft use ram air to generate power while flying?

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Is it possible to fly with lower than 1 g-force?

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Is fast moving air always low pressure?

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How does mass affect rate of turn?

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