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Bianfable
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Why was Pan Am Flight 103 flying over Lockerbie?

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Why do airliners hug the coast on flights?

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Why would a plane fly in circles for 6-7 hours and then land?

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From this cockpit picture I cannot identify this aircraft. Any ideas?

62 votes
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Why do paratroopers not get sucked out of their aircraft when the bay door opens?

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Why is the time of useful consciousness only seconds at high altitudes, when I can hold my breath much longer at ground level?

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Why does the 767’s main landing gear appear spaced considerably farther apart than airplanes of a comparable size?

58 votes
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Do airplanes need brakes in the air?

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Why would one plane in this picture not have gear down yet?

54 votes
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Is this aerodynamic braking procedure normal in a 747?

52 votes
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Why is the 777 fuel burn rate graph U shaped and skewed to the left?

50 votes
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Who controls mood lighting on a commercial airplane?

47 votes
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Minimum number of runways required for international airports?

46 votes

Is there a place where altitude while flying is negative?

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Are there any privately owned large commercial airports?

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How is altitude reached by aircraft flying above the stratosphere measured?

45 votes

Lighter than air vs heavier than air?

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Starting on the left magneto only - why?

43 votes

Will you be able to hear a supersonic aircraft flying away from you?

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Why don't flights fly towards their landing approach path sooner?

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What are these Lights on the Center Column between Cockpit Windows on the A320?

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Are large jet turbofans so easy to spin?

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Why do non-aerobatic aircraft have a negative G limit?

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How short does a trip need to be before flying is less safe than other forms of transportation?

37 votes

Can a jet stream make a subsonic plane fly at a supersonic speed relative to the ground?

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Why is the position of the pilots' head (eyes) so important?

36 votes

What is this squawk 7777 target at an altitude of 62,700' over Germany?

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What is this part which is mounted on the wing of Embraer ERJ-145?

35 votes
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Why did the SR-71 Blackbird have a light on its top?

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Should I wait for Tower to provide runway exit instructions?

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