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12 votes

Why a kite flying at 1000 feet in "figure-of-eight loops" serves to "multiply the pulling effect of the airflow" on the ship to which it is attached?

4 votes
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Why does the V-Bat not counter-rotate?

3 votes

Can two aircraft be allowed to stay on the same runway at the same time?

3 votes

How can air launched UAV's be decelerated?

27 votes

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

11 votes

Is a vertical stabiliser needed for straight line flight in a glider?

7 votes

Does the person directing the plane to parking not risk getting ingested by a jet engine?

67 votes

Why isn't airport relocation done gradually?

5 votes
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What does the ATC term "a company traffic" mean?

0 votes

Are there generic routes all pilots can fly?

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

2 votes

How are these parameters derived from readings of sensors in an aircraft: angle of attack, slip angle, and airspeed?

3 votes

What vertical separation is required in a holding stack to avoid wake turbulence?

2 votes

Are commercial pilots ranked or graded differently based on the size of the aircraft they fly?

7 votes

Why does a hovercraft lift blade look one way, but a propeller another?

36 votes

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

6 votes

How much is the minimum safe distance between two planes in-flight?

3 votes
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What backup systems are in place for flaps actuated by sliding block guides?

57 votes

Why was Concorde never sold as a private business jet?

2 votes

TCAS II manoeuvres?

2 votes

Is lift force less than weight during a descent?

11 votes
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What is this extension/device on top of the wing of this ultralight?

2 votes

What is the function of a sweep cable?

6 votes
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What is the 'fuel cost' of a pneumatic braking system vs. a hydraulic one, in terms of weight?

5 votes
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What is this transport aircraft, and why does it sometimes cary an air data boom when the Soviet Buran Space Shuttle is on top of it?

10 votes
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Why is landing not usually a continuous descent?

1 vote

Why choose a seaplane for crew rotation at sea, supply of spares to ships, long-range search and rescue and surveillance?

8 votes

How do pilots foresee turbulence?

10 votes

Why don't modern heavy bombers have gun turrets?

2 votes

How does a helicopter hover?

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