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Ralph J
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How does a pilot tell passengers to prepare for severe turbulence without causing panic?

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How do friendly stealth planes locate each other?

60 votes

Would it be viable to install a screen in front of jet intakes to prevent them from sucking in birds?

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Can you feel passing through the sound barrier in an F-16?

59 votes
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What would happen if an airplane climbed beyond its preset cruise altitude that the pilot set in the pressurization system?

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How are duplicate call signs dealt with?

52 votes

Would a takeoff be aborted if 'rotate' is not called out?

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Why does a radar altimeter show negative values on the ground?

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What if all passengers pay to check in extra baggage?

42 votes
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What are N1 and N2?

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What's the appropriate course of action if an airliner bounces 5-10 feet on touchdown?

39 votes
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Why are accident rates higher on smaller aircraft?

39 votes

How can an airliner make up for time lost?

38 votes

Has Boeing ever tried to compete with the A380, especially now that the B747 is retired in many companies, such as Qantas?

37 votes
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What “slang” do pilots and controllers use to refer to a “hard landing”?

36 votes

Why does the 747 have 4 engines instead of 2?

34 votes

Am I allowed to take a liferaft onto a commerical flight?

34 votes
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Why deplane all passengers and not the troublemaker?

33 votes

Can airliners take off, cruise and land while unpressurized?

33 votes
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What does the snowflake with temperature symbol on an approach plate mean?

32 votes
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Is is possible to land a midsize commercial plane on an Ford Class aircraft carrier?

32 votes

Why must some 'dangerous items' be in check-in baggage?

31 votes

Is center tank fuel required to start the 737-800 engines?

31 votes
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What do the callouts "approaching minimums" and "minimums " mean?

31 votes

What is the difference between Boeing 73G, 73H and 737?

30 votes
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Should landing light be off during line up and wait position?

30 votes
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Why do aircraft use 400 Hz AC instead of the 50 or 60 Hz of wall outlets?

30 votes
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Can a completely drained battery be recharged via ground power on an airliner like the B737?

29 votes
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What is this white rectangle painted on runway 23 at KCRW?

29 votes

Will VR make large professional simulators obsolete?

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