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Is the clamshell on the AN-72 what causes the Coanda effect?

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What is an "emergency squat switch activation"?

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What are the effects of headwind strength on landing?

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Why is carb icing an issue in aircraft when it is not an issue in a land vehicle?

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How stable is the "customer" power on a commercial aircraft?

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Why would a pilot pick this military airport as an emergency landing airport?

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Since there's "Zulu" time, is there also "Alfa" time?

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How are squawk codes assigned?

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Are NACA airfoils used in modern aircraft design?

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Was the Shuttle Orbiter in contact with air traffic control during its descent & landing?

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Why weren't the XB-70's wingtips fixed in the down position?

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What is the difference between "flight level" and "altitude"?

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How does early rotation increase the likelihood of a tail strike at take off?

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From an ATC perspective, what is an "arrival gate"?

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Why would different crossing runways at one airport be on different radio frequencies?

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Do aircraft use the majority of their fuel to overcome friction?

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Do jet engine exhausts usually glow orange?

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Is starting a jet engine without ground support possible?

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What certifications must one have to repair/alter propellers and instruments?

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Why do helicopter flights not appear in online flight trackers?

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How did shortening the 707 increase its range?

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What advantage(s) are there for the HondaJet's engine mount position?

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Why would a helicopter climb in a spiral?

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Why would one plane in this picture not have gear down yet?

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What is the stall speed of the KC130?

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How would a tricycle-geared aircraft be recovered from a tip-up?

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How does a pitot plate work?

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How much effect does the ground have on flight control when flying low?

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How does take off mass impact induced drag?

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How much responsibility does ATC have to alert a flight about being in a dangerous situation?