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What is the purpose of the extra wheel on the XB-70 main gear?

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Why do aircraft have an unusable amount of fuel?

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

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

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Why would a helicopter climb in a spiral?

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Does runway 32/33R at Madrid actually have a kink in it?

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

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What would the reason be for this helicopter maneuver?

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How much jurisdiction does the FAA have over military aircraft?

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Why do turbofan blade tips exceed the speed of sound while prop tips should not?

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How do I get attention on a busy radio channel?

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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 frequently do aircraft get struck by lightning?

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

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What is the 'arm' at the rear of the X-29?

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What is the difference between the Maximum Glide and Minimum Sink ratios?

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What aircraft could make non-stop transatlantic flights in 1958?

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

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What is a "Pod-Pak"?

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How are squawk codes assigned?

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What is the difference between "sensitive" and "non-sensitive" altimeters?

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What is pressure refuelling and how does it work?

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

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What airport has this walkway over a taxiway?

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What callsign would a medical emergency flight use?

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Have the results of the USAF's $AVE program research been implemented?

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Why are aircraft external lights round, not tear-drop shaped?

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What is the difference between a tire deflation and a tire explosion?

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How are skis stowed on retractable gear aircraft?

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Are NACA airfoils used in modern aircraft design?