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Zeiss Ikon
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100 votes

Why don't jetliners maneuver to avoid a bird strike if spotted in time?

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What is this quad-jet plane at El Paso Airport?

55 votes

Can all helicopters hover, and how long does it take to "stop"?

43 votes
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Can a wing generate lift in excess of its aircraft's weight?

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Could the SR-71 Blackbird be used for nearspace tourism?

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Propulsion method for MANPADS missiles

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Why is paragliding not an old invention?

34 votes

Were propeller airplanes significantly more "scary" to fly in compared to modern jet ones?

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Why not use the yoke to control yaw, as well as pitch and roll?

33 votes
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What would have happened if the space balloonists had opened their parachute immediately when jumping off?

31 votes
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Are there any truly 'unrecoverable' situations?

29 votes

Why are electric shavers specifically permitted under FAR §91.21

26 votes
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Why does the B-29 not have pilot-accessible thrust?

26 votes

What was this mystery flash on an airport runway?

25 votes
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D.B Cooper incident - What caused the tail to move after a jump?

23 votes
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Best way of learning the aviation alphabet?

21 votes

Why would 2 aircraft fitted with the P&W PT6 Engine have different top speed?

21 votes

Why do the ailerons of this flying wing work oppositely compared to those of an airplane?

20 votes

In an emergency near a remote island is it better to land resulting in the airport closing or ditch in the water?

18 votes

Is a VW Beetle engine a good choice for a light two-seat aircraft build?

17 votes

Tail Wing Dented—Is it safe to fly?

17 votes

Trying to identify an aircraft from a photo

16 votes

What kind of injury would force a Navy EA-6B pilot to stop flying and take a desk job?

16 votes

What is this flying boat and launch tower?

15 votes

What are the pros and cons of buying a kit aircraft vs. a factory-built one?

15 votes

How did War Emergency Power work?

15 votes

Why would a turboprop rev down just before going full throttle during takeoff?

14 votes

Why are 3- or 4-seat gliders so rare?

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Can a tiltrotor fly safely with one engine?

13 votes

Could gliders be a clean, practical alternative to other forms of transport?

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