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50 votes
12 answers
111k views

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

44 votes
2 answers
4k views

What does it mean when the controller uses the word "request"?

43 votes
5 answers
16k views

Why are we still putting lead in our fuel?

33 votes
5 answers
3k views

Should you wait to switch to the ground frequency until after crossing a runway?

31 votes
7 answers
9k views

Why tap the brakes on take-off in fixed gear aircraft?

30 votes
3 answers
16k views

How do Ram Air Turbines get deployed?

29 votes
5 answers
12k views

Can large aircraft go VFR?

26 votes
5 answers
8k views

Would connecting propeller blades with a continuous ring reduce induced drag?

25 votes
4 answers
7k views

How are VORs oriented near the magnetic poles?

24 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why have converging runways?

22 votes
5 answers
11k views

Is there a minimum altitude for ejection seats?

20 votes
6 answers
18k views

Do box-wings suffer from induced drag the same way as normal wings?

19 votes
1 answer
7k views

What is a two- or three-mile base exactly?

18 votes
3 answers
9k views

Carbureted Rotax engines have no mixture control, how do they handle less dense air?

17 votes
3 answers
4k views

How fast can fuel be siphoned out if you leave the cap off?

17 votes
1 answer
1k views

If an airplane touches down short of the runway, and doesn't reach it, is it still a runway excursion?

14 votes
1 answer
1k views

Do instrument approach procedures sometimes have a minimum temperature?

13 votes
1 answer
25k views

What does the suction gauge actually show?

13 votes
2 answers
8k views

How does an energy variometer work?

11 votes
2 answers
458 views

Why is the altimeter unwinding unevenely during a spin?

11 votes
1 answer
988 views

Is skydiving not NOTAMed in the US?

10 votes
2 answers
4k views

Can you go around with LAHSO in effect?

10 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is the phrase "going missed" standard in the US?

10 votes
3 answers
7k views

How hot would pressurized air get if the air conditioning failed?

10 votes
1 answer
105 views

How is V_S0 calculated for anything less than maximum weight?

10 votes
2 answers
822 views

Do autopilots in non-glass cockpits feed off of the gyro instruments?

9 votes
3 answers
1k views

Will landing gear with wheel fairings keep spinning due to airflow?

9 votes
1 answer
521 views

How does the static pressure system keep the ambient pressure?

9 votes
2 answers
7k views

Do fighter jets have a traditional inverted fuel system?

9 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is "spatted undercarriage"?