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Farhan
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Why are Russian cockpit panels painted in turquoise?

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Why are First/Business Class seats at the front of aircraft where it is the least safe?

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Why does the Boeing 787 engine nacelle exhaust have such an unusual shape?

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What are the spiral marks in the center of the engines?

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Why does an airplane captain sit in the left seat?

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What is the advantage of the two-part rudder and how does it work?

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Is it OK to move a light aircraft by pushing or pulling the propeller?

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What was the first flight instrument ever used in an airplane?

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Which external instruments are visible on the A350's nose section?

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How important is it to have talent to become airline pilot?

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What are these hooks on the A320's wing used for?

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What is a "cross check"?

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What happens to jettisoned fuel tanks?

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Is the entire length of a B747 or A380 wing used as a fuel tank?

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What does the "DO NOT USE FOR NAVIGATION" indication mean?

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What is the smiley face sensor at the stern of the F-4 Phantom?

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Why are cabin doors outlined with a different color than the fuselage?

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Why are flight recorders generally located in the tail?

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How should a pilot respond verbally to being cleared for takeoff?

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What is your favorite aviation joke?

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How do pilots board the B-1B Lancer?

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Has a commercial airliner ever ditched in an ocean resulting in a successful water landing?

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What determines in which direction a runway is used?

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What types of wood can be used for making propellers?

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What was the inflight entertainment in the early seventies?

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How are credit cards processed during flight?

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How do long-haul pilots cope with boredom?

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What are different types of weights of an aircraft?

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Is triskaedekiphobia (fear of the number 13) the reason commercial planes normally do not have a row 13?

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What special handling characteristics or techniques do biplanes have?

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