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Pondlife
  • Member for 8 years, 5 months
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  • Salem, OR, USA
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Why are airports in Greece blurred and low res in Google Maps?

64 votes

Can Microsoft Flight Simulator help me learn to fly (or make me a better pilot)?

59 votes
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Is it safe to carry bear spray on a GA plane?

55 votes

Can a few random interaction with cockpit controls result in a crash?

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Why can't I hang glide in NYC?

49 votes
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What kind of assistance can another aircraft provide to an incapacitated pilot?

48 votes
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What is significant about the number 8069 ft?

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Do any aircraft carry spare parts for making repairs?

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Does air traffic control identify a distress situation when an aircraft flies triangles in the sky?

42 votes

Why would a flight from Frankfurt to Madrid fly over London?

39 votes
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Why do lavatories in modern planes still have ash trays?

36 votes
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How much, generally speaking, does it cost to learn how to fly?

36 votes
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Are “Kennedy Steve’s” various jokes allowed in ATC communications?

36 votes

Can a door be shut while in flight?

35 votes
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FAA Aircraft Registration Form AC 8050-3 doesn't exist

35 votes
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At a non-towered airport in the US, what should I do if I hear a medevac flight waiting to take off while I'm turning base?

34 votes
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Can you get sucked out of a hole in an aircraft?

34 votes
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What rules allow a student pilot to add oil to an airplane?

33 votes
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What is this sound from Airbus aircraft before take off?

33 votes
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Why is a clock necessary for IFR?

33 votes
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Why did this Cirrus deploy the parachute while ditching over Pacific Ocean?

33 votes
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How would an aircraft visually signal "in distress"?

32 votes
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Is it a rules violation for a pilot to intentionally frighten a passenger to the point of hysterics?

30 votes

What is the correct phraseology for declaring a fuel emergency?

30 votes
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Why fly VFR at all?

28 votes

Does Daylight Saving Time affect local airspace?

28 votes

Why are student pilots' shirt tails cut after they complete their first solo?

28 votes
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What would be a technical or slang term for 'in the air'?

27 votes
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What should you do when ATC gives you a number to call to discuss a violation?

25 votes
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Why is the de-icing fluid sprayed on jets coloured orange?

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