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How do people suffering from hypoxia not realize they aren't getting enough oxygen?

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Where can I listen to the actual cockpit voice recorder audio from US Airways Flight 1549?

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Why the ground effect has such a different outcome for wings and cars?

35 votes

Why did my plane descend nose down?

34 votes

What are pro/cons of steam as lifting gas for airships?

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If a pilot waves back, does it violate the sterile cockpit rule?

32 votes

How can lift be less than thrust that is less than weight?

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Did I witness an engine test for a 757 at MAN?

27 votes
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How do elevons work to roll a flying wing?

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How much water is produced in jet exhaust?

21 votes
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Costa Rica landing in the news, concerns to be taken seriously?

21 votes

Can hang glider hover straight into wind and keep same position?

20 votes

Why do jet engines smoke?

19 votes

Why is there a compressor in an air cycle machine?

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Reasons for significantly lower than normal approach

18 votes

Why do aircraft with turboprop engine have black painted anti-icing system?

18 votes

Why do low pressure arrows point away from the surface if the pressure/air cannot pull/suck?

17 votes

How does the F-35B not flip over during transition?

15 votes

Why locate engines far from the fuselage in some aircraft, such as the SR-71?

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Why does fuel vaporize in the carburetor?

13 votes

Is it sensible to harness wind energy on an airplane?

13 votes

Is it possible to build a flight-capable aircraft powered by compressed gas?

12 votes

How can air travel be so safe if the aircraft skin is only 1-2 mm thick?

12 votes

In helicopters, why not have electric motors controlling blade pitch?

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Is aspect ratio efficiency related to the momentum added to the air?

12 votes

Why are all engines identical in typical commercial airplanes?

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Is the compressibility of air the reason high aspect ratio wings are more effecient

11 votes

Why are flight simulators bad at predicting drag and lift values at high angles of attack? (the nonlinear flow regime)

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Why does exhaust flow inwards through a radial turbocharger?

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Can airliners land with auto pilot in gusty wind conditions?