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72 votes
6 answers
28k views

Why are fuel tanks in the wings filled first, and why are they used last?

46 votes
2 answers
9k views

Why are bird strikes on approach or landing not as common as on takeoff?

26 votes
5 answers
10k views

Why is a clock required to be mounted on the instrument panel for IFR flights?

22 votes
3 answers
5k views

Is there a landing gear system that extends automatically to prevent belly landing?

20 votes
1 answer
3k views

Is it common for jets not to have backup manual control system for emergencies?

20 votes
1 answer
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Why does ATC ask emergency aircraft about fuel on board?

18 votes
4 answers
9k views

Why does a clean configuration lead to the generation of greater wingtip vortices?

15 votes
4 answers
2k views

Do Boeing and Airbus learn from each other?

15 votes
5 answers
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Can we always trust the PAPI lights?

14 votes
1 answer
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Do airline pilots use FD when performing visual landing?

14 votes
2 answers
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How long does it take for pilots to become unconscious after an uncontrolled depressurization at FL 340?

13 votes
5 answers
9k views

Why is mixture lean recommended on the ground?

13 votes
1 answer
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What's a metering fix?

13 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does pilot monitoring have authority to go around in exceptional circumstances?

12 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why are some parts of the wings not protected by the wing anti-ice system in the B737?

11 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why does the takeoff N1 limit start to decrease below 30°C OAT?

11 votes
3 answers
6k views

Why is it called "STBY RUD" on a Boeing 737?

11 votes
2 answers
5k views

What makes spiral instability less harmful than Dutch roll?

11 votes
3 answers
526 views

Why doesn't ATC use a unified frequency for the same control area?

11 votes
4 answers
3k views

Why does a steeper approach cause an increased landing rollout?

10 votes
1 answer
1k views

How do pilots of big jets determine if they are clear of the runway after landing?

10 votes
1 answer
3k views

Do airliners stall first at the wing tip?

10 votes
1 answer
352 views

Are there known cases of an airline pilot's becoming incapacitated, while in command of the aircraft, during a critical flight phase?

9 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is Auto Pilot capable of performing TCAS resolution advisory?

8 votes
3 answers
1k views

Why does the FMC in B737 limit the climb speed to 230 knots on the VNAV mode until the leading edge devices are fully retracted?

8 votes
2 answers
872 views

In lost comms situations, when and where do the pilots of big commercial jets expect to get green light from tower?

8 votes
6 answers
9k views

Does lift equal weight in level flight?

8 votes
3 answers
4k views

When leaving ground effect, why is there a nose-up change in moment?

8 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why is stabilator used in some small airplanes?

7 votes
3 answers
1k views

Is it okay to divert to another airport in IFR lost comms situations?