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Instrument landing: why do all electronic devices need to be shut off?

56 votes
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Why do jet engine igniters require huge voltages?

44 votes

Can a large passenger aircraft recover from a stall?

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Why does Chicago O'Hare have a penalty box?

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Can supersonic conditions be replicated on the ground?

37 votes

Can cameras and LCD screens replace cabin windows?

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Has any passenger airliner ever offered forward-facing windows?

37 votes

Why do farmers register their fields as airports?

32 votes

Why do planes always land on rear wheels instead of the nose wheels?

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Why do flight attendants on the 787 lock the dimmable windows at different phases of the flight?

29 votes

Are we at peak speed efficiency for jet airliners at Mach 0.85?

28 votes

Why couldn't the A380 secure any orders for two straight years?

28 votes

Are runways booked by airlines to land their planes?

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Are there any Boeing 747 still flying for commercial use?

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What aircraft was used as Air Force One for the flight between Southampton and Shannon?

26 votes

What is the largest (size) solid object ever dropped from an airplane to impact the ground in freefall?

25 votes

Why does the 747 have 4 engines instead of 2?

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How is a 436 seater A330 fuel efficient?

24 votes

Why pilots would leave the cockpit in a short flight?

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How can I avoid flight simulator software reinforcing bad habits?

22 votes

Why do flight attendants continue to stand, when the seatbelt sign is on?

20 votes

Could a blown wing ever be powerful enough to lift an aircraft at zero forward velocity?

20 votes

Is it possible to control an aircraft on the runway if the nose gear collapses?

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Do quadcopter propellers break the sound barrier?

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Why don't we have yokes that look like steering wheels?

19 votes

Is a pilot allowed to sleep during a flight?

18 votes

What would prevent the installation of windows on the roof of an airliner?

18 votes

What reasons exist for not designing airplanes with breakaway wings for crash safety?

17 votes

Are there any "alternative" passenger airline business models?

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Can an empty 747-400 with minimal fuel take off on two engines?

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