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Madhav Sudarshan
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53 votes
7 answers
15k views

Why do fighter aircraft manufacturers still focus on making their planes more dogfight-worthy?

36 votes
1 answer
9k views

How does WiFi work on an aircraft?

25 votes
8 answers
31k views

What is the purpose of having contra-rotating props on an aircraft?

21 votes
3 answers
33k views

What is the purpose of a dorsal fin such as on the Boeing 737?

21 votes
3 answers
17k views

Why do certain aircraft's landing gear tilt up?

21 votes
2 answers
7k views

How do pilots board the B-1B Lancer?

20 votes
5 answers
8k views

Why don't most fighters have thrust reversers?

20 votes
3 answers
7k views

Why is the aircraft boneyard in Tucson, Arizona still active?

19 votes
4 answers
10k views

Why is the nacelle outlet of the tail engine of the L-1011 Tristar lower than the engine itself?

19 votes
1 answer
9k views

How did the nose landing gear of JetBlue Flight 292 get stuck sideways?

19 votes
1 answer
2k views

How do test pilots determine an aircraft's capabilities?

19 votes
7 answers
57k views

Why does an aircraft as big as the Airbus A400M use turboprops?

19 votes
1 answer
5k views

Is there any particular reason for the cockpit of the 747 being on the upper deck?

17 votes
4 answers
15k views

Is wing flex good?

14 votes
4 answers
5k views

What would happen if a pilot were to use the parking brakes after touchdown in order to slow down?

13 votes
1 answer
15k views

Why do some A320s have double-bogie landing gear?

12 votes
5 answers
3k views

What is the point of making one control surface play the part of multiple control surfaces?

12 votes
4 answers
4k views

What is a ramjet?

12 votes
2 answers
4k views

Why does the Sukhoi-30 MKI have both canards and conventional horizontal stabilizers?

11 votes
3 answers
3k views

On which part of the descent does a pilot begin to flare?

11 votes
1 answer
6k views

What is Brake To Vacate (BTV)?

10 votes
1 answer
3k views

Why are there different types of winglets? [duplicate]

10 votes
2 answers
13k views

What is the significance of a squawk code?

10 votes
1 answer
7k views

What are the protrusions on the sides of the fuselage of the F-16I?

10 votes
2 answers
7k views

Why do similar Airbus and Boeing aircraft use different flap and slat mechanisms?

10 votes
1 answer
2k views

How does a pilot board a B-2 Spirit?

9 votes
1 answer
844 views

How did a Soviet SA-3 missile manage to shoot down the F-117 Nighthawk?

9 votes
2 answers
3k views

How do most fighters slow down after landing?

8 votes
2 answers
2k views

How many checklists are there for a commercial pilot for the entire flight?

8 votes
1 answer
5k views

What does BUS mean in the startup procedure?