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Jae Carr
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69 votes
10 answers
94k views

Why do jet engines get better fuel efficiency at high altitudes?

67 votes
12 answers
51k views

How do wings generate lift?

56 votes
6 answers
20k views

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

55 votes
9 answers
43k views

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

49 votes
3 answers
21k views

Why does supersonic flight detach airflow from a wing?

45 votes
6 answers
17k views

When are aircraft required to dump fuel for emergency landings?

41 votes
5 answers
7k views

How do aircraft windshields not crack when flying at supersonic speeds through precipitation?

38 votes
3 answers
45k views

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

37 votes
3 answers
23k views

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

36 votes
3 answers
13k views

How does an aircraft form wake turbulence?

32 votes
7 answers
10k views

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

31 votes
4 answers
13k views

Why do aircraft on FlightRadar24 jump around randomly sometimes?

29 votes
5 answers
43k views

Is passenger weight distribution important on a commercial flight?

27 votes
3 answers
61k views

How does thrust reversal work on a jet engine, and when should it be used?

27 votes
2 answers
22k views

How much force does a 747 land with?

27 votes
9 answers
5k views

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

24 votes
4 answers
17k views

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

24 votes
3 answers
6k views

What to do when you accidentally land on a runway thats borderline long enough to land on?

24 votes
2 answers
6k views

What was the first aircraft that could fly inverted?

24 votes
5 answers
56k views

Why are Inline Engines more commonly used than Radial Engines?

24 votes
6 answers
7k views

Is it difficult for a GA aircraft to escape a thunderstorm?

23 votes
4 answers
5k views

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

23 votes
3 answers
2k views

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

22 votes
5 answers
4k views

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

22 votes
1 answer
26k views

Accelerated Stall, what is it, how do you prevent it?

21 votes
6 answers
44k views

Why is water in the fuel tank bad?

21 votes
2 answers
40k views

Why don't big commercial planes have full aircraft parachutes?

21 votes
3 answers
32k views

Can I land a plane in a field?

21 votes
4 answers
5k views

Why does it take months, sometimes years, for the BEA and NTSB to complete aviation accident investigations?

20 votes
1 answer
2k views

How does NOAA's P3 Orion safely navigate hurricanes?