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Manu H
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34 votes
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When do we use IATA codes and when do we use ICAO codes?

2 votes
3 answers
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What is the diffference between landing lights, taxi lights and external lights? [duplicate]

52 votes
6 answers
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Why are the lights inside commercial airplanes turned off during take off and landing?

10 votes
4 answers
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Can airliners operate without an operating APU?

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4 answers
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What triggers the PTU (Power Transfer Unit)?

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4 answers
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Is there a height limit to national airspace?

25 votes
3 answers
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In what conditions is the APU used in midair?

11 votes
2 answers
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What is the ratio between time in the air and time on ground for an aircraft?

27 votes
3 answers
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What is the advantage of the two-part rudder and how does it work?

8 votes
3 answers
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On how many routes an aircraft is used on a typical day?

10 votes
7 answers
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Is it possible to takeoff without flaps extended?

19 votes
3 answers
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Is the hydraulic fluid artificially colored?

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

8 votes
3 answers
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How is the cargo hold volume for passenger aircraft designed?

29 votes
5 answers
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Why do we use pylons to mount the engines on jetliners?

16 votes
2 answers
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Does the APU consume a lot of fuel compared to a jet engine?

9 votes
4 answers
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How is rudder used in a aileron roll?

20 votes
3 answers
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Why is the Tu-144 the only commercial airplane with canard configuration?

37 votes
4 answers
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How are aircraft depainted?

12 votes
3 answers
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What are the pro/cons of polyhedral cranked wings?

15 votes
5 answers
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Why are flaps retracted when an aircraft is parked on ground?

16 votes
3 answers
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having landing gear doors?

26 votes
5 answers
10k views

What is the rationale for single engine military aircraft?

35 votes
4 answers
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Why is the rear seat ejected before the front one?

33 votes
4 answers
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Why do passenger embark on the left side of an aircraft?

5 votes
1 answer
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How does auto-trim work on fly-by-wire aircraft?

17 votes
2 answers
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What is the white pattern on trim wheel for?

31 votes
1 answer
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What is this pattern on the windshield of aircraft?

20 votes
4 answers
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Is it possible to go-around at Lukla Airport?

29 votes
2 answers
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Are the fastest moving pieces of a jet engine supersonic?

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