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How do conventional missiles fly?

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Did these parts come from a T-33 crash?

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Why are two-stroke engines nearly unheard of in aviation?

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Why is this missile positioned in this odd position? How can it be launched correctly?

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Why does the mixture knob spin?

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Why didn't Philippine Airlines Flight 113 dump fuel prior to forced landing?

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What is a "runaway supercharger"?

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What instructions should I give to an untrained passenger for Hand propping Cessna 172N as a pilot?

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Why does camouflage make some planes fly slower?

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Is this one of the engines from the 9/11 aircraft?

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Why can't sonic booms be heard at air shows?

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Why do military jets sometimes have elevators in a depressed position when parked?

53 votes

Did we get closer to another plane than we were supposed to, or was the pilot just protecting our delicate sensibilities?

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Can anyone identify what appears to be a crashed WWII German plane?

51 votes

Do airplanes really expose their internal wires and electronics like this on the wings when braking?

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What is this object in the cockpit of an ultralight?

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Why is this airplane flying in circles randomly?

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Is it recommended to get a life raft for short overwater operations?

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Can the dome gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress shoot the plane's tail off?

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Why doesn't this 767 nose paint line up with the rest of the paint?

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Why are commercial aircraft windows typically oval instead of circular?

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How do airlines replace a pilot at the last minute if they're unable to fly?

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What is this high flying aircraft over Pennsylvania?

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Why does Canada recommend a minimum rate of climb for ultralights of 300 ft/min?

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What exactly is a 'hard landing'?

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Do Flight Simulation Instructors stop the simulator before a simulated crash?

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What does “Ground loops are costly. Fly them until they stop” mean?

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Why is the air inside airliners so dry (low humidity)?

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Why do I get a severe headache just before landing?

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Which aircraft had such a luxurious-looking navigator's station?

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