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83 votes

If my parachute fails to open, why should I aim for land rather than water?

59 votes

Can ATC handle a flight as emergency although the pilots have not declared an emergency?

41 votes

Can I stop crop dusters repeatedly flying over my home?

39 votes

Why do we need to starve the engine before turning it off?

38 votes

How large are the banners that are trailed behind small planes for advertising?

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Should I switch the transponder to STBY or not while changing codes?

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Which source to use when reporting the current altitude to ATC?

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May a non-instrument pilot legally file IFR as long as he amends and doesn’t accept an instrument clearance?

23 votes

Could the SR-71 Blackbird be used for nearspace tourism?

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Could I issue clearances at a private airstrip without being a controller?

19 votes

Are test pilots certified to fly all aircraft types?

19 votes

Is it possible to fly backward if you have really strong headwind?

18 votes

Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

17 votes

How to slow down a seaplane on water?

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What is the second "door" on the DC-3?

17 votes

Can a military pilot make his airplane invisible for the ATCs?

16 votes

Can an airline reject a passenger for being overweight?

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Do airline pilots use this high-speed, high-drag technique for losing altitude?

16 votes

Should I have carb heat on for landing in a C152?

16 votes

How does an aircraft maintain level flight while accelerating?

16 votes

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

16 votes

Which altitudes are safest for VFR?

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What are the consequences of pumping the throttle in an carburetor piston engine airplane during start?

15 votes
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What is the origin of the term "military power"?

14 votes
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How high does the ground effect last?

14 votes

Is there any legitimate reason for adding momentary power when descending at idle with full carburettor heat on?

14 votes
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What responsibility does a pilot have for people on the ground when making an emergency landing?

14 votes

Will air traffic control ever ask a plane to not brake hard on a landing?

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What is the best way to align with centerline on final, rudder or slip?

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How do pilots do a preflight inspection of tail-mounted engines?

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