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DeltaLima
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Why do airlines follow these routes between Barcelona and Düsseldorf?

116 votes
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Why did my flight climb so sharply on takeoff?

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Is a firm landing an indication of the pilot inexperience?

91 votes
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What is the make and model of this biplane?

90 votes

Why did this plane fly in a zigzag pattern?

79 votes
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If airplanes can't use reverse thrust in flight, what am I hearing?

77 votes
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How can an altimetry system error during cruise (500 ft at 35000 ft high) cause an insufficient fuel situation?

73 votes
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Can the Airbus A380 safely fly with two engines out on the same wing?

69 votes
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Why do pilots have the ability to turn off the transponder in-flight?

66 votes

Why don't all commercial aircraft transmit GPS data in real time?

66 votes

What determines the maximum altitude a plane can reach?

61 votes
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Is this contrail from an airplane or a rocket?

61 votes
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Why are commercial flights not (publicly) trackable in some locations?

60 votes
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Why don't airports use arresting gears to recover energy from landing passenger planes?

60 votes
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What does "Information <letter>" in ATC transmissions mean?

58 votes
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Is this really a British Airways 727?

58 votes

Why are push-propellers so rare, yet they are still around?

55 votes
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Is the aircraft in this image real?

53 votes

Are Boeing 737-800s grounded?

53 votes

Why are there no helicopters with the rotor mounted on the bottom?

52 votes
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Why is there a difference between GPS Speed and Indicator speed?

50 votes
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What's the typical cost (and its breakdown) for a long-haul commercial flight?

50 votes
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What is this Lufthansa passenger jet plane, based on these three photos?

48 votes
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Why would a pilot request that ATC dim the runway lights?

48 votes

Why does flight training usually start with (unsafe?) propeller planes and not with (safer?) jets?

47 votes
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Are the instrument panels in the cockpit spill / waterproof?

47 votes

Why is this plane indicating an altitude of 117,200 feet?

46 votes

Why is the ratio maximum range speed/maximum endurance speed the same for any airplane?

45 votes
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What was this mystery flash on an airport runway?

45 votes

Where can I find Boeing 777 safety records?

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