tnorris
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What precautions are taken to avoid bird strikes?
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It is more the other way around: How to save aircraft from being hit by birds and by default; no hit on the aircraft means the bird is happy as well. The danger comes from the bird damaging the ...

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If all passengers moved to the back, front or one side, would they crash the plane?
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The issue at hand is known as weight and balance. Most of the larger airliners do not have much of a problem with a large shift in Passenger weight but shifting cargo has indeed caused accidents (See ...

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Which engine(s) do airliners taxi with?
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Interesting historical note to the answers already listed is that the Boeing 707 could only shut down #2, #3 and #4 engines for whatever purpose without availability of a ground air-start unit (huffer)...

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How can you fly at 0kts without stalling?
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I would offer that a tailslide would be a negative or zero-g maneuver. The aircraft is brought into a vertical pitch of 90° (exceeding the 30° in the question) and held through the stall with rudder ...

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How does Bernoulli's principle contribute in lifting airplane?
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Easy to illustrate. Hold a piece of paper loosely by the corners so it is curved down hanging away from your face. Blow gently across the top of it and see it lift. There is no "push from below", only ...

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