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Why are the lights inside commercial airplanes turned off during take off and landing?

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

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What does it mean for a door to be armed?

54 votes
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Why is the rear seat ejected before the front one?

37 votes
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What is the cable connected to a plane for?

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Is there any airline company owner who also works as a pilot?

31 votes
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Is a pilot allowed to sleep during a flight?

29 votes
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When is an aircraft cleared to land?

22 votes
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What is this aircraft, and what country makes it?

21 votes
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Where did the "K" identifier prefix for US airports come from?

21 votes
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Who decides how fast commercial aircraft fly: the pilots or ATC?

21 votes

Why aren't there more passenger helicopters?

20 votes
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What flight simulator software did Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah use?

19 votes
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What data is displayed on civilian ATC radar screens?

18 votes
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Does European airspace use the metric system?

18 votes
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Is "right-of-way" based on aircraft size?

18 votes

What do pilots actually see through the windows?

16 votes
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Can jet fighter missiles descend or ascend?

16 votes

How does ATC deal with a crew who is not capable of a clear pronunciation?

16 votes
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Why do entertainment system headphones on aircraft have two pins?

15 votes

How close is X-Plane experience to real flying?

15 votes
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What if you don't recognise an aircraft ATC is telling you about?

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Is there a button that pilots push to transmit on the radio?

15 votes
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Are airliner flight plans/routes preset?

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Do some aircraft now have "full aircraft" parachutes?

14 votes
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What constitutes an "emergency" in flight procedures?

14 votes
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How does ATC control / separate Airbus Industrie test flights?

14 votes

How strictly are language rules adhered to between Pilot and ATC?

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What is the maximum number of planes a controller can control?

14 votes

Do I have any authority over airspace above my land?

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