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30 votes
3 answers
11k views

Why do most airliners have underwing engines, while business jets have rear-mounted engines?

16 votes
1 answer
13k views

What is an airliner's "green dot speed", and how does it vary with weight, and why?

14 votes
5 answers
5k views

In the US, is there a way for a pilot to legally "maneuver at will" in actual IMC?

13 votes
2 answers
4k views

Why are there double hinge lines on the rudders of the Grumman C-2?

12 votes
1 answer
7k views

In the US, will the tower likely think my aircraft has been hijacked if I taxi with the flaps down?

12 votes
3 answers
3k views

In the US, is it legal to cover up some of the required gyro instruments during flight under IFR in actual IMC?

11 votes
3 answers
1k views

During "partial panel" flying, in what ways is a turn rate indicator more useful than a turn coordinator?

10 votes
2 answers
943 views

What is the primary reason that the non-towered airports ACV, TVL, SGU, BIH, and SIT/PASI have E4 extensions to E2 airspace?

10 votes
3 answers
4k views

Can we see evidence of "crabbing" when viewing contrails?

9 votes
1 answer
222 views

Did the dog-tooth notches in the wing of the F-8 Crusader really have anything to do with "yaw stability"?

9 votes
3 answers
3k views

Terminology: is the "normal acceleration" (nz) considered to be 1 G, or 0, when an aircraft is at rest on the ground with fuselage horizontal?

9 votes
1 answer
737 views

What is causing these "corners" on this F-104 V-n diagram?

8 votes
3 answers
2k views

What "designs" the dihedral angle in modern airliners?

7 votes
2 answers
3k views

What is the typical sink rate during a well-executed carrier landing at the moment the main wheels touch the deck?

6 votes
3 answers
646 views

Would FAR 91.227, or any other regulation, forbid use of ADS-B-out in an unregistered ultralight?

6 votes
1 answer
269 views

Is some sort of clearance, such as a clearance to enter nearby controlled airspace, required to legally fly in IMC in Class G airspace?

6 votes
3 answers
532 views

What causes a jet airliner (with a yaw damper) to roll toward the "weaker" engine during an asymmetrical thrust condition?

5 votes
3 answers
467 views

What is the name for the spherical type of attitude indicator that also shows heading?

5 votes
2 answers
280 views

Why does the surface-level Class E airspace at SIT/PASI (Sitka Alaska) extend so far to the northwest?

5 votes
1 answer
296 views

Would all these three things have the exact same effect on the flight duration of a glider?

4 votes
2 answers
346 views

In the modern aviation context, is the word "supercharger" generally assumed to mean a gear-driven system rather than an exhaust-driven system?

4 votes
2 answers
352 views

How common are gear-driven or belt-driven superchargers in modern aircraft?

4 votes
2 answers
735 views

Has this type of "gyrocompass" ever been used in an aircraft?

4 votes
3 answers
538 views

May the Class-E-to-surface airspace near Eagle County Regional airport (KEGE) and Marshall AAF (KFRI) be ignored when the tower is open?

4 votes
2 answers
556 views

Why is it common to speak of "Concorde" rather than "the Concorde"?

4 votes
1 answer
304 views

What are the historical precedents of today's E2 and E4 airspace? (US)

4 votes
4 answers
1k views

Why would an airplane with fixed-pitch propeller(s) and no supercharging have manifold pressure gauges? (E.g. Ford Trimotor)

4 votes
2 answers
906 views

In this F-104 V-n diagram, why does the stall speed (in terms of IAS) decrease with altitude in some parts of the flight envelope?

4 votes
1 answer
541 views

How far in advance of "effective date" are VFR sectional charts usually made available? (US)

4 votes
1 answer
355 views

On the LAANC map for sUAS operations, why does the permitted ceiling drop to zero southeast of KGFL?

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