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55 votes
8 answers
11k views

Why don’t airplanes use turn signals?

46 votes
9 answers
45k views

Since there are no toilets on smaller aircraft, how do you deal with the inevitable?

38 votes
2 answers
15k views

Why is jet fuel cheaper than piston fuel?

35 votes
6 answers
27k views

What simulation software do airlines use?

32 votes
4 answers
8k views

Why isn't the APU a standard diesel generator?

31 votes
1 answer
6k views

Why do cockpit windows often appear to have a rainbow ‘tint’?

30 votes
2 answers
7k views

How do tugs push back the Antonov 225?

26 votes
4 answers
7k views

Do airline transport pilot trainees ever fly a passenger-less aircraft?

24 votes
3 answers
10k views

Why does the Boeing 787 have fewer cockpit windows?

21 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is training and pay different for cargo and airline pilots?

20 votes
3 answers
3k views

Why are airplanes sometimes led by a vehicle?

15 votes
1 answer
3k views

What are these paint patches on this 787-8?

14 votes
1 answer
4k views

Why do the A220 cockpit seats have a cutout?

14 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why are the B-52 thrust levers advanced inside-out?

13 votes
3 answers
17k views

What is the difference between a go-around and a missed approach?

13 votes
2 answers
6k views

Why is this plane flying a circular track?

13 votes
2 answers
3k views

How frequently are airplane windows cleaned?

10 votes
8 answers
4k views

How would you design an airplane to counteract a single engine’s left turning tendencies?

10 votes
3 answers
9k views

What is that black pod on the left wing of a TBM?

9 votes
4 answers
1k views

Why are holding patterns in an oval shape?

9 votes
3 answers
25k views

Are there any pressurized piston-engine aircraft?

9 votes
2 answers
3k views

Can one country really ban another from using its airspace?

8 votes
3 answers
1k views

Can you push the throttle forward while using reverse thrusters?

8 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the purpose of the three small bumps on the switches for landing lights?

7 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why are W, S, N, E highlighted on a flight management computer?

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

How do fighter jets pre-flight so quickly?

7 votes
1 answer
629 views

Can you safely operate a 777 with diesel?

7 votes
8 answers
10k views

What happens if you take off with a direct tailwind?

7 votes
3 answers
6k views

Why do some aircraft have pods on their wing tips?

6 votes
1 answer
703 views

How do services like Flightradar24 and FlightAware track flights?