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Why is jet fuel cheaper than piston fuel?

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Why didn’t the Captain of Cathay Pacific flight 780 shut down engine 1 and land with a more reasonable speed?

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Why would this A-10 Thunderbolt be flown over rural New Hampshire?

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Why did the Swiss International Air LX40 (a 777-300ER) emergency land at Iqaluit airport?

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Can an aircraft continue flying and land safely following an engine failure?

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Why do jet engines use kerosene rather than gasoline?

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Does a jet engine keep running when it can no longer be controlled from the cockpit?

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What are the differences between fuel types (comparing with vehicles)?

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Why is fuel used as a hydraulic fluid?

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What is the purpose exactly of a ‘Control Check’?

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Why do military aircraft use a different kind of aviation fuel?

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Why do pilots' masks have more oxygen?

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Why is this plane flying a circular track?

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Does anyone know what this approach chart symbol is?

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What alternative methods are there for controlling a plane when flight control surfaces have failed?

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Is there anywhere I can pick up raw flight data recorder information?

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How does Jeppesen create its US charts?

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Can civilian aircraft fly through or land in restricted airspace in an emergency?

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Can large airliners such as a 747 maneuver without electricity?

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If left stationary at a specific height, would altimeter change the displayed value over time?

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Could you ever legally authorize yourself to fly an aircraft that would require an LOA, based on your other certs?

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What is this racetrack-shaped Special Use Airspace, and why isn’t it on the VFR sectional?

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Instrument landing: why do all electronic devices need to be shut off?

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Can a software "hard freeze" or serious hardware problem completely disable the whole cockpit?

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Can a 747 land at Ovda?

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What is Jet-A made of?

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Why aren't airports built identically (like aircraft)?

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What is ETOPS and how does it work?

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In the U.S., what are the requirements for being an Executive airport?

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Are there any air navigation uses for the HF frequencies?