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Thunderstrike
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33 votes
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What can airline pilots do if they are no longer in the position to fly, career-wise?

31 votes
3 answers
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Why does the speed tape on the Lockheed U-2 go the opposite way?

23 votes
1 answer
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What are the accident rates for kit built aircraft vs. normal aircraft of the same model?

22 votes
4 answers
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Could an aircraft 'hide' in the aircraft shadow of another aircraft without being detected or noticed?

21 votes
3 answers
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Is it worth reporting that I saw a green laser being pointed at the aircraft as a passenger?

21 votes
1 answer
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How many type ratings are pilots allowed to hold at once?

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1 answer
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Is there any limit to how many times an aircraft evacuation slide may be deployed?

17 votes
1 answer
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Why is there a difference between nosegear retraction directions?

16 votes
1 answer
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What does Ryanair do without Sick Bags?

16 votes
3 answers
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Is there a commonly recognized placeholder airline name?

15 votes
2 answers
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Is it possible that derated thrust takeoffs are safer than normal takeoffs?

15 votes
2 answers
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Does the co-pilot still remain in control of the plane if an engine fails during takeoff?

14 votes
3 answers
846 views

How much cheaper would flying be if we made it less safe?

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1 answer
2k views

Are you allowed to do your entire PPL on a medium-sized jet aircraft from day one?

13 votes
4 answers
2k views

Are modern fighter jets allowed to fly with an inoperative ejection seat?

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2 answers
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Is it possible and effective to perform a forward slip in a large commercial jet?

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1 answer
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Is there any reason for why the cabin temperature would suddenly become very high?

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Why aren't bird radars placed on the front of commercial aircraft?

12 votes
2 answers
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Where can I find detailed dimensions of aircraft panels?

12 votes
2 answers
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What difference does the choice of paved runway surface make to aircraft?

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What security clearances does a foreign citizen doing a flying course in the United States have to pass?

12 votes
1 answer
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What Boeing 747 rejected takeoff and runway excursion accident is detailed in this video?

11 votes
2 answers
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Are there any aircraft that come with interchangeable flightdecks?

11 votes
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How are backlit aircraft panels (for simulators) made?

10 votes
3 answers
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Is there anywhere I can pick up raw flight data recorder information?

10 votes
2 answers
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Do airline SOP normally recommend an in-flight engine restart in the case of an unexplained shutdown?

10 votes
2 answers
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What would be the likely repercussions of flying into the Air Force One temporary flight restriction area?

10 votes
2 answers
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Are airport employees security checked?

10 votes
2 answers
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Is it possible to bluff one's way to the flightdeck like in Catch Me If You Can?

9 votes
3 answers
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What are the most popular areas to do private pilot flight training in the United States?