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Why do all airliners have life jackets?

27 votes

How do pilots align the HUD with their eyeballs?

26 votes

Why was this commercial jet accompanied by small plane near Seattle?

21 votes
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What is this 4-propeller plane?

20 votes

Why does the B-2 Spirit have a pattern of thin white lines?

15 votes

Has the "Foote takeoff" technique really existed, and how did it work?

15 votes
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How can V1 and VR (rotate) speeds be calculated?

12 votes
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Why does the A320 use the rudder for lateral control in mechanical law?

12 votes

Can helicopters create contrails?

11 votes

How does ATC locate a stealth aircraft if its transponder fails?

10 votes

What is the offset in a seaplane's hull?

9 votes

Is it okay to take off with weight more than the POH max gross weight?

8 votes

When does an airliner switch from using the tiller to the rudder?

8 votes

What’s the difference between “Bandit” and “Bogey”

7 votes

Why do aircraft cockpit displays use uppercase fonts?

7 votes

Why are the character keys on the Flight Management Computer in alphabetical order?

7 votes

Do helicopters fly holding patterns under IFR?

7 votes

What happens if the pilot tries to do a loop in a full-motion simulator?

6 votes

Do the ICAO and IATA codes for an airport ever change?

6 votes
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What are the differences between direct law and mechanical back-up?

6 votes

Why can't the A320's computer-imposed limits be overridden?

6 votes

Why is the generator turned back off for starting the second engine on a King Air?

6 votes

Will the 737 Max 10 have MCAS?

5 votes

For large commercial aircraft, how are the tires changed?

5 votes

Can airplane performance be increased by cruising "on step"?

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Why would lift coefficent change with weight on swept-wing aircraft?

4 votes

Why did fly-by-wire systems take so long to implement?

4 votes
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May planes be flown above the maximum certified altitude?

4 votes

Why might the crew switch off air conditioning in the cabin of a passenger jet during descent?

4 votes

Who activates the fasten seat belt warning on commercial flights?