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Where do I land if I fly from KLAX with a constant east heading, crossing the US and the Atlantic ocean?

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Are nuclear bombers themselves damaged after dropping bombs?

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Why Is This Tyre Square On The BA A380?

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Can a sonic boom produced at 60,000' be heard on the ground?

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Are sun's UV rays more harmful on an airplane at high altitude?

26 votes

What is propeller / engine sync and how does it work?

23 votes

Does a Mach 1 plane hear a sonic boom from a Mach 3 plane overtaking him?

22 votes

Why are the fan blades mounted loosely?

20 votes

Is gravity less on an airliner at cruise altitude?

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How to determine aircraft altitude and speed, as a passenger?

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How does this vortex form inside a jet engine?

18 votes

What happens if fuel tanks are hit by gunfire?

16 votes

Would a 19,000 ft descent in 6 minutes feel noticably different to passengers?

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Do flight tracking websites also track non-commercial and defense aircraft?

11 votes

Why do some flights make turns shortly after takeoff?

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What trajectory do I fly if bearing angle is constant?

10 votes

With positive passenger/bag matching rules, what happens to a bag that does not arrive with the passenger?

10 votes

Why are contrails not visible from the cabin?

10 votes

Does it make sense towing airplanes to the head of airstrip by external (eg electric) means?

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Why fluids are forbidden in flights, while nitrate- and peroxide compounds aren't?

9 votes

Why do I get that funny stomach drop feeling right after takeoff?

9 votes

What aircraft would have these tail numbers?

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Why does this chart seem to show airports with magnetic variation up to 90 degrees?

8 votes

Do autopilot headings consider the earth's shape?

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What things can a passenger look out for, to indicate an emergency?

7 votes

Could most commercial jet engines today run on ethanol without any problems?

5 votes

What makes the swooping noise when a jet flies overhead?

4 votes

Are artificial magnetic fields used or proposed to be used to shield high altitude pilots and astronauts from charged, high energy radiation?

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Could I build an airship (rigid dirigible) that used a vacuum rather than lifting gas?

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During WW1 Zeppelins began their missions with Hydrogen cells at 33% full. How did this provide enough lift to get off the ground?