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55 votes
6 answers
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Why do most radial engines use an odd number of cylinders?

49 votes
5 answers
12k views

Can a door be shut while in flight?

31 votes
2 answers
10k views

Has a commercial or military jet bi-plane ever been manufactured?

30 votes
8 answers
10k views

Why don't B747s start takeoffs with full throttle?

28 votes
2 answers
8k views

What is that device on an Su-27 pilot's helmet?

24 votes
1 answer
7k views

Exactly where can a stowaway hide in a wheel well?

23 votes
2 answers
5k views

Have any operational aircraft ever used over wing fuel tanks?

19 votes
1 answer
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What is this old pusher propeller aircraft?

18 votes
3 answers
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How much water is produced in jet exhaust?

17 votes
5 answers
1k views

Has an airplane ever been launched from a train?

16 votes
2 answers
6k views

How often do pilots fly drunk?

16 votes
5 answers
12k views

Why do most military aircraft use different engines than commercial aircraft?

16 votes
1 answer
6k views

What is the wear limit for tires?

15 votes
3 answers
2k views

What fighters have both 1 & 2 engine versions?

15 votes
6 answers
9k views

Why does the B-52 outboard engine nacelle have a sharp change in shape?

15 votes
4 answers
9k views

How do solo fighter pilots sleep?

13 votes
2 answers
5k views

Why must some aircraft get permission to start their engines?

12 votes
1 answer
3k views

Has a micro-burst or wind shear caused fatalities on takeoff?

9 votes
2 answers
810 views

Were there any folding wing biplanes?

9 votes
3 answers
2k views

Clearance limit of VFR practice IFR approach?

8 votes
1 answer
580 views

Is there a rule of thumb for spacing between jet engines?

8 votes
1 answer
2k views

Can a lost aircraft get a DF Steer?

8 votes
2 answers
5k views

What is this feature on a Sukhoi Su-27? [duplicate]

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

What instruments were "standard" in WWI aircraft?

7 votes
1 answer
5k views

How is a light plane's nose wheel straightened during retract?

7 votes
2 answers
896 views

Why is an auditory alarm necessary when the autopilot disengages?

7 votes
1 answer
851 views

Do airliner spoilers really "spoil" lift?

7 votes
4 answers
914 views

During VTOL landings, do Harrier pilots cut power before touching the ground?

6 votes
3 answers
454 views

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

6 votes
1 answer
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What is the average weight difference between composite and metal airliners?