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

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

13 votes
2 answers
4k views

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

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
819 views

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

8 votes
1 answer
492 views

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

8 votes
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What "designs" the dihedral angle in modern airliners?

6 votes
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308 views

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

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

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

5 votes
1 answer
255 views

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

5 votes
2 answers
163 views

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

4 votes
4 answers
418 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
333 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
215 views

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

4 votes
1 answer
132 views

Were planned release dates skipped in 2020 for the VFR sectional charts for Juneau Alaska and Dutch Harbor Alaska?

4 votes
1 answer
173 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?

4 votes
1 answer
280 views

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

4 votes
2 answers
232 views

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

4 votes
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416 views

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

4 votes
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484 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
1 answer
276 views

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

3 votes
2 answers
128 views

To what FAA office or personnel should one direct an inquiry about the reasons behind the airspace design at a particular airport?

3 votes
1 answer
176 views

In the US, can airspace simultaneously be E2 and E4? What happens at KSTC to the airspace in the dashed magenta boundary when the tower closes?

3 votes
4 answers
5k views

What is the formula for the bank angle required for a turn in line-abreast formation?

3 votes
2 answers
222 views

Why are KACV and KTLV depicted differently on sectional charts than KSGU, KBIH, and KTPL, even though each is E2 w/ E4 extensions?

3 votes
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301 views

Re old (1993) US VFR sectional charts-- when did the term "Class E" first appear?

3 votes
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How common is it in current British usage for the angle between the chord line of a wing and the flight path to be called the "angle of incidence"?