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Greg Hewgill
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How was I able to just plug in my headphones and listen to ATC and pilot chatter?

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Why would a flight from North America to Asia sometimes fly over the Atlantic?

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Can airliners be considered as GA?

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Can commercial airliners fly over central Antarctica during winter?

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Why are the cockpit controls of airplanes so complicated?

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Why do we feel gravity on a plane?

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Why do propeller driven planes have intakes/inlets, such as this one on the P-51 Mustang?

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What are the slash markings on Gatwick's 08R/26L?

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If a plane lands vertically in a strong headwind, what will the pilot do to exit the runway?

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How many people can stand on airliner's wings?

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Why are several of the Tu-104’s cabin windows oddly positioned?

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Why is there no alarm when the transponder is turned off?

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Why are FDR's called "black boxes" when they are actually orange?

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Are all flights planned?

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Why do (or did, until very recently) aircraft transponders wait to be interrogated before broadcasting beacon signals?

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Why did the design of the Boeing 247's cockpit windows change for some models?

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What constitutes a wind gust in a METAR report?

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Is there a regulation against having uncaged dogs or other animals as passengers on private aircraft?

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Do passengers notice if the aircraft is struck by lightning?

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How does an aircraft derive winds aloft on its own?

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What does AO2 in the remarks of an ASOS/AWOS mean?

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Are there specific regulations for airports near water bodies?

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How can a large passenger aircraft's owner remain unknown?

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Is "secondary radar" a misnomer?

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How long does it take for a contrail to hit the ground?

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How is Kool-Aid used as a visual cue to create contrast for an off-airport landing?

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How much extra work to get a glider licence?

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Can a commercial airliner sink to the bottom of the ocean?

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Where can I go to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing?

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Why can gliders fly for so long?