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42 votes
10 answers
17k views

What stops planes from being stolen?

40 votes
4 answers
38k views

How is fuel dumping safe?

27 votes
6 answers
3k views

What emergency situation can pilots encounter in gliders/non-powered aircraft?

25 votes
5 answers
15k views

Is there a maximum lift to drag ratio?

24 votes
3 answers
22k views

What is "detonation" in a piston engine?

22 votes
2 answers
20k views

How are APUs started?

21 votes
2 answers
7k views

What does it mean for a plane to be aerodynamically stable?

21 votes
12 answers
7k views

Why are critical flight computers redundant?

14 votes
1 answer
2k views

How can the same runway have two different gradients?

13 votes
5 answers
6k views

Why don't fighter jets take off vertically?

11 votes
5 answers
2k views

Are there cases where a double horizontal stabilizer is useful?

11 votes
2 answers
887 views

Are pilots expected to keep an ear out for conflicting authorizations?

10 votes
2 answers
332 views

Could landing gear weighing scales be used to detect lack of lift?

8 votes
1 answer
613 views

How are emergencies handled during In-Seat Rest?

8 votes
3 answers
4k views

What radios are airliners / large aircraft equipped with?

8 votes
2 answers
923 views

Does the FAA verify or authorize VFR flight plans?

7 votes
2 answers
5k views

Why do pilots' masks have more oxygen?

7 votes
4 answers
16k views

What is the relation between a helicopter's length and rotor diameter?

7 votes
1 answer
2k views

What does the airport fuel market look like?

6 votes
2 answers
872 views

Do ducted fans eliminate induced drag?

4 votes
2 answers
2k views

How much lift do planes produce before rotation?