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78 votes

What is this delta-winged aircraft?

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Why does the DC-9 have engines that are angled slightly upwards?

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How do PAPI lights work?

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Has there ever been a plane not controlled from the nose?

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Why don't airliners use in-air refueling systems?

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Why are airplanes riveted and not screwed?

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Why are pilots deemed unfit to fly after emergency ejection?

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Can large airliners be operated without ground support?

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Why do airplanes have rounded windows?

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Can a commercial cargo aircraft be converted into a commercial passenger aircraft, and vice versa?

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Is an Airbus A319 allowed to fly with a missing flap track fairing?

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Why is a part from a Boeing 777 being analysed by Airbus?

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Why do full service airlines prefer to run a separate low-cost carrier?

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What happens when a helicopter loses an engine?

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Why don't aeroplanes automatically put out engine fires?

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What is the difference between flaps and slats?

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How can a stowaway hide in the undercarriage?

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Why aren't cell phones allowed to be used in aircraft?

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What is "Hotel Mode" on a turboprop engine?

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How do Ram Air Turbines get deployed?

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Can a Boeing 777 be hacked?

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What are the details of opening a cockpit door from the outside?

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How could an airliner as big as B777 make a U Turn on ground?

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Do test pilots on commercial aircraft wear a parachute?

27 votes

Why is there a hole in one of the layer of an airplane's windows?

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Why are the throttles of aircraft such as the Twin Otter placed on the overhead panel?

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Why does cabin air have to be dehumidified?

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Could the non-smoking sign still be turned off in modern airplanes?

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How do you repair a grounded aircraft at a remote location?

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How does a Mach Meter determine the speed of sound at a given altitude?

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