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If my parachute fails to open, why should I aim for land rather than water?

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Is this XKCD comic list about autogyro features accurate?

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Why not mount airliner jet engines above the wings?

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Why does the DC-9 have engines that are angled slightly upwards?

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What programming languages are used for equipment onboard aircraft?

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How can I tell apart an Airbus from a Boeing?

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How close is X-Plane experience to real flying?

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Why are we still putting lead in our fuel?

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Why don't modern heavy bombers have gun turrets?

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Why do large aircraft have their engines mostly on the wings, while smaller ones tend to have them in the tail or the tip?

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How much is airspeed reduced on an A10-Warthog when firing its cannon?

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How does the mounting location of a jet engine affect aircraft performance?

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Why did the DC-3 have wing sweep?

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What is the purpose of the "Mirror-Thing" over the Mig-29 Cockpit?

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Why are most weapons in AC-130 on the left-hand side?

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What does the term "trimming" most commonly mean in aviation?

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Why don't we see business jets with wingtip fuel tanks anymore?

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How hard is it to fly with night vision goggles?

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What is the largest taildragger in history?

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How does the head-up display on a spitfire work?

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What is the purpose of the box between the engines of an A-10?

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How does TACAN work?

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What does the number of white bars in runway's threshold mean?

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Why aren't modern helicopters quieter?

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Why did Boeing remove the engine chevrons on the 777-X?

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Why isn´t TOGA thrust always 100% N1 or N2?

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Do F-22's use cartridge start to start engines?

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What is the second "door" on the DC-3?

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What would be the general steps for making a flight in a biplane?

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How does envelope protection work in Airbus vs. Boeing aircraft?