Dec
13
comment How can pilots be confident that no one has sabotaged their aircraft?
This doesn't seem very opinion based. One could write about security at airports, how often maintenance work is double checked, how mechanics are vetted to be sure they're legitimate. This isn't a strong question but I don't think answers would need to be opinion based.
Nov
13
awarded  Yearling
Oct
13
comment Why does spoiler extension cause straight-wing Learjets to pitch down, rather than up, and why did it take so long to discover this?
You get an automatic +1 for actually researching your question. Thank you
Oct
10
comment Is it allowed to let the engine of an aircraft idle without a pilot in the plane. (For both helicopters and aeroplanes)
I mean technically ramp personnel can taxi the plane, so I guess.. yes 😉
Oct
1
comment What are the bars protruding from this C-130?
One word: chemtrails. Sometimes extra chemicals need to be spread, so they hook up the sprayer.
Aug
26
awarded  Constituent
Aug
26
awarded  Caucus
Aug
19
comment What's This Cable Connecting Cockpit to Vertical Stabilizer in Air Tractor AT-401?
@Gerry I 100% thought you were joking
Jul
25
comment What is the fastest unpressurized aircraft?
Also, you could just sit in the top of an ICBM and bring your own oxygen. That will carry you. You probably won't make it, but you would be going at a good rate for sure
Jul
25
comment What is the fastest unpressurized aircraft?
I'd say X-15. Don't think it was pressurized and it can go mach 6.
Jul
21
comment Could a rotor head wing be plausible?
Interesting idea! I'd like to see how the wings would perform with the increased pressure from the vortices. Maybe it would be comparable to a normal wing with ground effect?
Jul
13
comment Is it Ok for co-pilots to snooze?
I can tell you that on very long flights, three pilots may be booked. As far as I am aware, all are available during critical phases of flight (takeoff, landing) but otherwise they rotate and have off time for rest.
Jul
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
9
comment What is the reason for the strips on the nose of the Embraer E175
Fair enough. But the point is to not have a large static discharge at all
Jul
9
comment What is the reason for the strips on the nose of the Embraer E175
They're used more to discharge static buildup on the radome than handle lightning strikes.
Jun
13
comment Are there any cases on record of an aircraft crashing into an occupied air traffic control tower?
@Harper fair enough.
Jun
13
comment Are there any cases on record of an aircraft crashing into an occupied air traffic control tower?
@Harper wouldn't be wild curiosity if he was looking for accidents to research for a report on alternative airport layouts or something. We don't know why this question was asked.
Jun
12
comment Are there any cases on record of an aircraft crashing into an occupied air traffic control tower?
I don't understand the downvote. This is a good question.
May
28
comment What aircraft model is this that crashed?
Other than paint, I'm not seeing the resemblance. Must have been one heck of a crash.
May
20
comment How long are modern variants of the F-16 expected to be in production?
If the F-35 gets improved, the F-16 will have a shorter lifetime. But I doubt this will happen much