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Why would seaplanes use a curved takeoff run?

51 votes
2 answers
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Aircraft Emergency Evacuation slide inflation system: Why is a mixture of CO2 & N2 used instead of pure N2?

36 votes
7 answers
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Why are planes using rivets & not welded construction?

28 votes
9 answers
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Is there an aerofoil that gives reasonably good lift for both air flow directions: forward and backward?

28 votes
5 answers
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F-111 emergency landing with no wheel; what is done to reduce risks when loosing a wheel?

27 votes
3 answers
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Why are piston engines for aircraft rarely diesel powered?

20 votes
6 answers
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Do multiple go-arounds on the same flight happen in commercial aviation?

20 votes
2 answers
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Why do modern jetliners provide Thrust Reversers at all in their design decisions?

17 votes
1 answer
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Can one become a scheduled airline pilot with just one functional eye?

17 votes
2 answers
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Do flaps have a maximum speed limit but spoilers don't? Why?

17 votes
2 answers
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Why would maximum fly-time (endurance) not coincide with max L/D operating point?

16 votes
4 answers
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Are there any known incidents of ejections by capsule? What are the survival chances?

15 votes
5 answers
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Which Aircraft Models need a Tripod Jack for tail support at airport?

14 votes
2 answers
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ETOPS 330 vs ETOPS 370 etc; how are the exact minute ratings derived?

13 votes
1 answer
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What are the relative braking contributions from wheel brakes, spoilers and thrust reversers?

13 votes
3 answers
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Was the Space Shuttle landing sequence executed manually or automatically?

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2 answers
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What is the meaning of "Docile pitch behavior" in the context of Pugachev's Cobra?

12 votes
4 answers
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What happens to Flight Testing Aircraft after Testing is over?

11 votes
1 answer
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What is the optimal sequence of departures and arrivals on a single runway?

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5 answers
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Are aircraft capable of sustained inverted flight at constant altitude?

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1 answer
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Do existing large commecial jets make use of differential thrust to control yaw?

11 votes
3 answers
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What regulations or procedures address runway-taxiway interference for aircraft with large wingspan?

10 votes
2 answers
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What is a "departure" in the context of flight testing / maneuvers?

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2 answers
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Is the emergency fluorescent floor lighting strip along the aisle an item on the MEL?

10 votes
2 answers
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How frequently are airline pilots switching between aircraft types (e.g. Airbus, Boeing, etc)?

10 votes
1 answer
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Which air transport aircraft have a lavatory included inside the cockpit?

10 votes
1 answer
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What are the reliability statistics for modern jet engines?

9 votes
2 answers
925 views

Has reversing the active runway direction ever led to lined-up aircraft taxiing to the other end of the runway?

9 votes
2 answers
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Is engine sync to avoid beat frequencies also a concern for jet engines?

8 votes
1 answer
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Making a plane fit to fly after accidental emergency exit / slide deployment