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Why did this FedEx flight (FDX1311) take such an indirect route multiple times?

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What is this aircraft with elaborate folding wings?

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How can pilots fly inside a cloud?

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What is this white smoke like thing, seen inside the cabin before takeoff?

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Why is the range of transponder digits 0 to 7 rather than 0 to 9?

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What is the purpose of the "Mirror-Thing" over the Mig-29 Cockpit?

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Why don't most planes fly in a straight path?

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Will the NTSB be involved in the investigation of the crash that killed the President of Iran?

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How does a commercial airliner measure its weight/mass?

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What material is used to make the hot sections of jet engines?

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How does TACAN work?

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Why do digital flight instruments seem to fluctuate/flicker during landing or takeoff?

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Can these vortices be dangerous?

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Why evacuate upwind?

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What's the greatest height at which a bird has collided with an aircraft?

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Why does IRS alignment take so much time?

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What are satellite time, GPS time, and UTC time?

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Has there ever been a plane not controlled from the nose?

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Could the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft do a transatlantic flight with a Space Shuttle orbiter on its back?

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Why is cabin pressure increased above ambient pressure on the ground?

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What are these five indicators at the front of the 737 passenger cabin?

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How is varying modulation depth achieved by localizer ground transmitters?

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What does "CC (Charlie Charlie)" mean when pilots reply to ATC?

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When are black boxes used?

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Why is there a strip of uncontrolled airspace between Russia and Norway?

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What aircraft is this compass from?

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Is it possible to take off backwards using reverse thrust?

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Do today's aircraft still have INS (inertial navigation system)?

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What is that decommissioned plane near Nadirgul Airfield?

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In a turbofan what holds the spinning axis?

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