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Kenn Sebesta
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27 votes
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What does "spark plugs appear yellow at the ignition point" mean?

19 votes

Why aren't takeoff flaps used all the way up to cruise altitude?

17 votes
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Why, with a constant speed propeller, does moving the propeller control forward increase drag?

11 votes
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Can the energy dissipated in a power-off descent be calculated and expressed in horsepower?

11 votes
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Why does a low pitch propeller have better acceleration/take-off and climb characteristics than a high pitch propeller?

7 votes

How could I minimize the take off fuel consumption?

6 votes

If the map (reading) light bulb is burned out in my own Cessna 210, what are my options if I want to fly FAR Part 91 under night-time VFR?

5 votes

Why don't [most] sailplanes use whole-airplane / ballistic parachutes?

4 votes

Does the engine mount of a turboprop engine in an aircraft experience engine torque?

4 votes

How does a headwind affect the distance that a modern passenger jet can glide?

4 votes

How can L/D Max be both Best Glide speed and Max Range speed?

4 votes
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How do aircraft instruments determine the aircraft's orientation relative to the ground?

4 votes

Why are transponders to be turned off when in formation?

3 votes

Why are 3- or 4-seat gliders so rare?

2 votes

Which way to turn to return to runway for downwind landing-- into crosswind or with crosswind?

2 votes
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Do I need a ferry permit for an alternator repair ferry flight within a mode C veil?

1 vote

Is it normal to fly or glide only one mile per hour above stall speed?

1 vote

To what extent is it viable to launch manned gliders vertically using unmanned drones rather than tow planes?

0 votes

Why are gliders oftentimes not equipped with a transponder?

0 votes

Is it possible to accurately measure airspeed without pitot tube?

-3 votes

How often do airline pilots actually have to avoid other aircraft that ATC did not tell them about at cruise altitude?