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What type of aircraft do Tintin and Captain Haddock use on their way to Peru in "The Seven Crystal Balls"?

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Can a piece of duct tape bring down a plane today (Flight 603, 1996, Perú)?

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What happens to US military demo teams following unexpected pilot turnover?

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What is the reference used when measuring flight speed?

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What commercial airplane broke the sound barrier in 1979?

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How were compasses in early interwar planes safeguarded against interference from flight?

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Can a large passenger aircraft recover from a stall?

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Are animals straying onto the runway considered to be a runway incursion?

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If an aircraft flies straight ahead, does it follow an orthodrome/great circle?

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Confusing Missed Approach Instructions

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What happens when the runway is unusable at an isolated aerodrome?

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Is turbulence a random process?

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In WW2, how did aircraft navigate to the carrier?

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How would you design an airplane to counteract a single engine’s left turning tendencies?

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What would happen if a Russian TU-95 had an engine failure or other emergency close to the United States?

8 votes

Why can't we choose our own call sign?

7 votes

Is it legal to accept money for flight training as a gift?

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How can I find the CG of a model aircraft based on its dimensions?

6 votes

Does an aircraft's nose landing gear extend on take off?

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How did aircraft communicate during early air travel?

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How much altitude can a glider gain only from losing speed?

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Would using a drone to pay for something count as commercial use?

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Why do modern fighter aircraft still use transparent canopies instead of cameras feeding imagery to screens?

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How many channels does the VOR have?

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How does the Space Shuttle slow down during re-entry, descent, and landing?

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Why do Airbus sidesticks add their inputs?

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How much does it cost to learn to fly in the UK, and what restrictions are there?

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Are jet streams a net benefit in time and fuel savings?

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Why do airlines have geographical names in them?

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What causes ram air turbines with more blades to spin slower than turbines with two blades?