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Why did Southwest ask the FAA to ground their flights, rather than doing it themselves?

19 votes
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Can the guard frequency be used by non-aircraft / general public?

18 votes

Why are transponders to be turned off when in formation?

11 votes
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Should IFR flight plans in the USA still have one waypoint per sector in 2023?

9 votes
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How does an ARTCC achieve radio coverage of its entire region?

9 votes

Do the military really use GA planes as target practice?

7 votes

Is it acceptable to abbreviate “Foxtrot” to “Fox”?

6 votes

When an emergency happens, why do pilots need to stay on the current ATC frequency?

5 votes

Are rotary engines the same as piston engines?

5 votes

What would cause an abrupt increase in engine noise after takeoff on the Boeing 737-800?

4 votes
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How much do "Preferred Routes" matter for non-airliners?

4 votes

Hear-back/Read-back errors: ATC or Pilot responsibility

4 votes

How do pilots/controllers deal with overlapping transmissions on the radio?

4 votes
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What other quasi-homophones are shunned in aviation, just as "climb" is preferred to "ascend"?

4 votes

Do ATC say "Climb to XXXX on standard" or "Climb to standard XXXX" or something else?

4 votes

What does "CC (Charlie Charlie)" mean when pilots reply to ATC?

3 votes

Radiotelephony Practices of American Pilots in Comparison to ICAO Standards

3 votes

Have any regulatory exceptions been made to allow a supersonic aircraft to fly over land so that it can follow the path of a solar eclipse?

3 votes

What is the correct use of "REPORT LANDING ASSURED?"

3 votes

What is RNAV transition and what is the difference between RNAV transition and RNAV STAR

3 votes

Does ATC hear the same poor audio I hear on LiveATC?

3 votes
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How strict is the relationship between ATC departure gates and SIDs?

3 votes

What is the reason behind updating the radar tracks on the CWP in chunks instead of updating them all at once?

2 votes

What do air traffic controllers call themselves? Or how are ATCs referred? "Controller"? "ATC"? "Control"?

2 votes

Can I ask ATC a radio check with a handheld radio?

2 votes

Aside from simulated dogfights, do F-22 Raptors actively participate in live fire/target practice using live munitions?

2 votes

How can I get prior days weather information?

1 vote

How to convert European ATC license (and medical) to FAA equivalents?

1 vote

What type of chart is displayed on ATC radar screens?

0 votes

What are some examples of holding?