flyingfisch
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What is the dark spot visible below the cockpit on A-10s?
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Can Microsoft Flight Simulator help me learn to fly (or make me a better pilot)?
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How do jet fighters get to war?
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98 votes
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Why are the cockpit controls of airplanes so complicated?
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Can someone actually "fly under the radar"?
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Why do we still use pilots to fly airplanes?
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Why does the F-111 sometimes squirt a giant fire plume behind it? (NOT afterburners!)
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75 votes
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Is it considered good or bad practice to raise the flaps right after touchdown?
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Why does the US President fly in an obsolete 747-200?
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62 votes
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What are the advantages of a Spinning Wing (Magnus Effect) and why haven't any been commercially produced?
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60 votes
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Why is there really only one basic design for passenger airplanes?
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59 votes
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How do friendly stealth planes locate each other?
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57 votes
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Why does the DC-9 have engines that are angled slightly upwards?
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Why don't pilots parachute from small planes that are in distress?
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Do planes have keys?
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Could the Wright brothers fly across the US today?
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Why do flight times differ between traveling East versus traveling West?
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How do airliners get from the factory to the client if the aircraft does not have the required range?
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Why aren't cell phones allowed to be used in aircraft?
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Is the visual artifact seen over the wing from different air densities, a reflection or something else?
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Why are we still putting lead in our fuel?
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43 votes
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Do flight recorders float in water?
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Is it possible for an SU-25 to fly high enough to shoot down a Boeing 777?
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Is a rotary wing craft capable of supersonic flight?
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Did the Space Shuttle really wait until 50 feet above the ground before they put the gear down?
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Why are commercial airplanes painted at all?
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How does an aircraft form wake turbulence?
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When might a pilot hand-fly a jet at cruise altitudes, and is it difficult?
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Is it even remotely feasible to turnback a single engine aircraft with an engine failure?
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Which engine is more efficient between turboprop vs jet?
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