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79 votes
4 answers
16k views

Why do control towers have tilted glass panels?

75 votes
10 answers
39k views

Is a firm landing an indication of the pilot inexperience?

66 votes
3 answers
28k views

How are brakes cooled on heavy aircraft?

54 votes
4 answers
13k views

How dissimilar are redundant flight control computers?

52 votes
4 answers
12k views

Why are many jet aircraft designed to cruise around FL350-370?

39 votes
2 answers
3k views

Where do I land if I fly from KLAX with a constant east heading, crossing the US and the Atlantic ocean?

36 votes
2 answers
18k views

Jet engines: are they owned by the airline or just rented?

35 votes
6 answers
14k views

On which point(s) in a jet engine does the reaction force act?

33 votes
4 answers
85k views

How is wind direction reported (blowing from or blowing to)?

33 votes
2 answers
9k views

What is the use of this jet aircraft with tanks between biplane wings?

32 votes
6 answers
21k views

Are there any Boeing 747 still flying for commercial use?

31 votes
6 answers
37k views

How thick is the skin of an aircraft like the Airbus A350 or Boeing B777?

31 votes
3 answers
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Does air traffic control identify a distress situation when an aircraft flies triangles in the sky?

31 votes
4 answers
8k views

Principle of aerodynamic lift: are misconceptions also taught in flight schools?

31 votes
2 answers
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What are these large yellow circles painted across the runway?

30 votes
3 answers
11k views

Would the Gee Bee be allowed to fly today, with so little forward visibility?

28 votes
6 answers
8k views

What is the smallest manned aircraft with four engines?

26 votes
3 answers
6k views

Why does an airliner fuselage have a constant section over its length rather than a tear drop shape?

26 votes
3 answers
8k views

What does the actual path of air within a turbojet engine look like?

25 votes
2 answers
7k views

Why are westbound transatlantic routes located hundreds of km away from eastbound routes?

25 votes
4 answers
4k views

Are tower simulators used in civil ATC training?

24 votes
2 answers
58k views

What is the reason for changing the speed reference (IAS or Mach number) with altitude?

23 votes
1 answer
4k views

How are large cargo aircraft loaded at airports?

23 votes
2 answers
6k views

How can a pitot tube freeze when it's heated?

22 votes
3 answers
3k views

Could fly-by-wire protect against a takeoff tail strike?

22 votes
4 answers
8k views

Is it legal to board a plane dressed like a flight crew member if you are not a crew member?

21 votes
2 answers
3k views

How to land the aircraft when the flight deck is full of smoke?

21 votes
1 answer
2k views

How does aviation deal with satellite and Moon laser ranging, and other scientific lasers in the sky?

20 votes
2 answers
5k views

How does contrail formation differ from turbofan to turbojet?

19 votes
2 answers
4k views

What is this aircraft with pipes at the flight deck windows?

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