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93 votes

Why might an airliner fly a large U-turn before landing?

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Why isn't airport relocation done gradually?

56 votes

Why was Concorde never sold as a private business jet?

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How do PAPI lights work?

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Why has the A340 not been fitted with only three engines?

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Why are the Boeing 737 nacelles odd shaped?

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Why are safety demonstrations done while taxiing?

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How did aviation industry come to know about the drastic difference in air pressure in high altitude?

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Why are pilots asked to provide a reason for a go-around?

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Why don't planes use pulsejets?

36 votes

People in a rollercoaster or falling elevator feel the rapid descent, so why don't pilots in the cockpit?

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Can a helicopter really fly with rotors going this slow?

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Aircraft pilot's seats: what is the notch for?

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What do winglets do to increase aircraft performance?

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Can a wide body airliner land safely with a full fuel tank?

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Why are vertical stabilizers always at the rear of an airplane?

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What happened to the blades in this picture?

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Would an 8% reduction in drag outweigh the weight addition from this custom CFD-tested winglet?

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Why safe take off weight exceeds the safe landing weight?

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How are off-wing jet engines transported?

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How can the breath of a pilot be recorded?

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Can commercial aircraft dump luggage or cargo mid-air?

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What determines in which direction a runway is used?

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Aircraft emergency oxygen: how hard do I pull on the mask?

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Can the wheel brakes hold an airliner in place if its engines are at full thrust?

22 votes

Why aren't airliner windows aligned with their seats?

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Why is luggage required to be loaded in containers?

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Why does the Harrier jet have four landing gears?

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Why does a helicopter need cyclic control rather than just tilting the whole main rotor?

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How does Boeing park several airplanes on a single runway at Paine Field?

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