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Manu H
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52 votes
6 answers
54k views

Why are the lights inside commercial airplanes turned off during take off and landing?

47 votes
4 answers
5k views

What is the offset in a seaplane's hull?

37 votes
4 answers
11k views

How are aircraft depainted?

35 votes
4 answers
10k views

Why is the rear seat ejected before the front one?

34 votes
1 answer
76k views

When do we use IATA codes and when do we use ICAO codes?

34 votes
2 answers
3k views

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

33 votes
4 answers
9k views

Why do passenger embark on the left side of an aircraft?

31 votes
1 answer
7k views

What is this pattern on the windshield of aircraft?

29 votes
2 answers
7k views

Are the fastest moving pieces of a jet engine supersonic?

29 votes
5 answers
14k views

Why do we use pylons to mount the engines on jetliners?

27 votes
3 answers
21k views

What is the advantage of the two-part rudder and how does it work?

26 votes
3 answers
4k views

Is wingtip design mature?

26 votes
5 answers
10k views

What is the rationale for single engine military aircraft?

25 votes
3 answers
23k views

In what conditions is the APU used in midair?

23 votes
5 answers
5k views

What are pro/cons of steam as lifting gas for airships?

22 votes
8 answers
15k views

Why is the landing area of an aircraft carrier angled to port side, not starboard?

22 votes
2 answers
6k views

How often is a passenger jet aircraft painted?

22 votes
4 answers
25k views

Is there a height limit to national airspace?

21 votes
1 answer
6k views

How are temperature differences handled in a jet engine?

20 votes
3 answers
11k views

Why is the Tu-144 the only commercial airplane with canard configuration?

20 votes
4 answers
7k views

Is it possible to go-around at Lukla Airport?

20 votes
3 answers
4k views

Why are the wingtips of sailplanes painted red?

20 votes
3 answers
7k views

What is the lowest-speed bogey a jet fighter can intercept/escort?

20 votes
7 answers
5k views

What is the maximal acceptable delay between pilot's input and flight control surface actuation?

19 votes
1 answer
4k views

What is the stall AoA for the space shuttle?

19 votes
3 answers
15k views

Is the hydraulic fluid artificially colored?

19 votes
2 answers
6k views

Why is the APU located in the tail for almost all commercial aircraft?

19 votes
2 answers
5k views

What prevents jet engine designs with larger bypass ratios?

18 votes
1 answer
6k views

How much does a D-check cost compared to a new aircraft?

17 votes
4 answers
6k views

How do landing gear retracting into the wing affect performance when deployed?

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