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Jae Carr
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67 votes
12 answers
50k views

How do wings generate lift?

11 votes
3 answers
4k views

Can you do your PPL solo time in an ultralight?

55 votes
9 answers
43k views

Why don't pilots parachute from small planes that are in distress?

14 votes
3 answers
2k views

What are the vertical pieces of metal on the Slingsby Swallow wing for?

32 votes
7 answers
10k views

What is the proper procedure after a bird strike in a single engine plane during takeoff?

18 votes
1 answer
10k views

How often do runways need to have typical maintenance?

31 votes
4 answers
13k views

Why do aircraft on FlightRadar24 jump around randomly sometimes?

49 votes
3 answers
21k views

Why does supersonic flight detach airflow from a wing?

38 votes
3 answers
45k views

Are fighter jets designed to be so inherently unstable that a human can't fly one unassisted?

27 votes
9 answers
5k views

Why do the missiles on an F-16 point slightly down?

19 votes
3 answers
13k views

In a 747 is it normal for the Vr (takeoff speed) to vary greatly depending on fuel load and ambient temperature?

22 votes
5 answers
4k views

Under what conditions do airliners retire aircraft and sell them to other airlines?

22 votes
4 answers
5k views

Would a roll cage plus a safety harness make a small GA aircraft accident more survivable?

19 votes
4 answers
4k views

How heavy is too heavy to land on a grass strip?

24 votes
4 answers
17k views

How does a flying wing keep from going into a flat spin when maneuvering?

24 votes
5 answers
56k views

Why are Inline Engines more commonly used than Radial Engines?

18 votes
2 answers
17k views

Where does the term 'greased landing' come from?

20 votes
4 answers
24k views

Why do some 2 seat fighters have side by side seating, while others have the pilots inline with each other?

23 votes
3 answers
2k views

When a large commercial jet touches down, is it committed to stopping?

14 votes
6 answers
2k views

Is there a difference between how commercial jets and GA aircraft use airways?

55 votes
6 answers
19k views

Why do pilots use airways instead of just "flying direct" every time?

36 votes
3 answers
13k views

How does an aircraft form wake turbulence?

37 votes
3 answers
23k views

Why don't airliners use in-air refueling systems?

16 votes
5 answers
17k views

What is meant by a "congested area of a city/town/settlement" in FAR 103?

20 votes
3 answers
28k views

What is a high speed stall?

14 votes
3 answers
51k views

How does wing sweep increase aircraft stability?

17 votes
2 answers
5k views

What control issues did the X-1 have to overcome to achieve supersonic flight?

13 votes
4 answers
22k views

Is ground school required to get a Private Pilots License?

29 votes
5 answers
43k views

Is passenger weight distribution important on a commercial flight?

4 votes
1 answer
9k views

How does altitude affect the speed of sound?