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48 votes
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What is this flange on the engine?

38 votes
1 answer
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What is a "cross check"?

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2 answers
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What is a passenger disturbance level?

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5 answers
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Why were the first airplanes "backwards"?

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6 answers
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What is propeller / engine sync and how does it work?

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2 answers
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What does ATC mean when they refer to "company"?

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3 answers
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Aircraft pilot's seats: what is the notch for?

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How do airlines pay air crews for an aborted flight, in general?

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3 answers
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Why don't helicopter blades look like other propellers?

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2 answers
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Are all flights planned?

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When the brakes are checked, what do the firemen actually do?

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1 answer
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Declaring an emergency: How should you report fuel remaining?

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3 answers
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What to do if expediting your ascent or descent is impossible/unsafe?

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4 answers
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Are there design differences between propellers powered by air (wind-power) and propellers for aviation?

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2 answers
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Why are there so many different propeller shapes?

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3 answers
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Can a super land without flaps/spoilers?

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8 answers
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If flaps are used on takeoff, when should they be retracted?

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3 answers
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Do hot air balloon pilots file flight plans?

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3 answers
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In an airliner, does the Captain or the First Officer fly the airplane?

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Why are turbine-powered aircraft "considered ready for takeoff"?

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Why would pilots "call the company" after an aborted takeoff?

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What is Transponder Code 2000 actually used for?

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3 answers
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How do airplanes get stacked in a holding pattern?

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3 answers
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Can a commercial airliner be too heavy to take off?

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2 answers
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How are taxi to and hold instructions given on an airport without taxiways to the runway end?

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1 answer
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What effects to controllability are there when the rear doors are opened on a KC-130?

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1 answer
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Do non-towered airports commonly have ILS?

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2 answers
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What makes the perfect landing in a tail-dragger?

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1 answer
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Are any special certs or licenses needed for Snow-ski equipped planes?

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Do crew need visas when landing at airports in countries other than their own?