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Charles Bretana
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Calculate/Measure Sideslip Angle from Heading Track and Drift Angle

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Are there any cases where the back-seat pilot is the only one who can cause both ejections seats to fire?

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What is the "Centre of Pressure"?

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Why did Concorde not have horizontal stabilizers?

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How is the centre of lift and centre of gravity misalignment problem solved in Delta wing aircraft?

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Does static longitudinal stability require download on the tail?

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How complete is our understanding of lift?

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How to calculate the radius of a turn as a function of speed, bank, wing-loading, and Cl?

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Would putting several small propellers on a wing be efficient?

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How do missiles steer (mainly air to surface)?

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Forces "felt" by pilot, G-meter, inclinometer--are they the aerodynamic forces generated by the aircraft, or the sum of weight+centrifugal force?

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Are the guns on a fighter jet fixed or can they be aimed?

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Why does stalling increase drag?

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Is the classical definition of induced drag merely a mathematical construct?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the MiG-29's horizontal stabilizers (not what do they do)?

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How to fly a parabolic arc?

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Does aircraft allways rotate about center of gravity like weather vane about pivot point?

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How does the shift in aerodynamic center affect the performance of swing wing aircraft?

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Why do tailplanes provide down force, if not for longitudinal static stability?

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What is the lightest weight operational jet/turboprop fighter ever deployed in combat?

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How to calculate coefficient of drag for a particular shape?

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What is the average angle of attack of GA airplanes during takeoff?

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Does wing sweep affect the direction of lift?

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Does the speed of the air molecules matter in aircraft performance?

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What is the meaning of "static pressure"?

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What causes lift?

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Induced drag - where does it actually arise from?

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How is lift produced when the aircraft is going down steeply?

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What was the Vbg and glide ratio of the Rutan VariEze and the Beechcraft Starship?

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Can lift be created without air downwash?