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What is the dark spot visible below the cockpit on A-10s?

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Why are planes generally painted white?

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Why was my flight cancelled due to bad weather while other flights were not?

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Does an aircraft's nose landing gear extend on take off?

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Why were flying boats phased out?

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Why does NASA have F/A-18s?

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What are the pros and cons of high-wing compared to low-wing design?

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Should I log flight time as a passenger?

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Identification of this control panel for a four-engine plane

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Has anyone considered putting a hydrofoil on a sea plane?

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Why does the Cessna 172S Skyhawk use only two blade fixed pitched prop?

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Why do pilots say "clear of the active" at non-towered airports?

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Why/How is the B-52 still in service?

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Is there a dedicated emergency frequency?

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What does it mean when an airplane has the "super" call sign?

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Is there a downside to trying multiple flight instructors?

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Why is mist abbreviated BR on METARs and TAFs?

23 votes

Why does Class D overlap class B around SeaTac? ...and other Seattle Bravo airspace strangeness

22 votes
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Does the lead in fuel harm passengers?

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How does an aircraft taxi?

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What are the weather requirements to log an instrument approach?

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What does "design-induced pilot error" means?

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How fast can fuel be siphoned out if you leave the cap off?

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How does a pilot replace their logbook if it has been lost?

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How precise is an ILS (Instrument landing system)?

19 votes

How does IFF work?

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What to do if the captain smells like alcohol?

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What's the functional difference between PAPI and VASI?

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What should you do when ATC gives you a number to call to discuss a violation?

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What is the oldest aircraft still in production?

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