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190 votes
14 answers
211k views

Can Microsoft Flight Simulator help me learn to fly (or make me a better pilot)?

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75 votes
2 answers
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Why are aircraft tires not pre-spun prior to landing to preserve them?

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10 answers
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What happens when an airplane stalls and why do pilots practice it?

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8 answers
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How complete is our understanding of lift?

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14 answers
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Why don't small planes use turbine (turboprop) engines?

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2 answers
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What does "OBJECTIONABLE" indicate on a VFR chart?

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2 answers
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What is the difference between centre of pressure, aerodynamic centre and neutral point?

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4 answers
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How do conventional and T-tails differ?

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29 votes
2 answers
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What does ATC mean when they refer to "company"?

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24 votes
3 answers
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What are the weather requirements to log an instrument approach?

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22 votes
3 answers
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Was ATC overstepping its boundaries when advising a pilot to ignore a cell warning?

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21 votes
2 answers
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Could the Boeing 787-9 near vertical takeoff demonstration be performed by Airbus A350 aircraft?

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3 answers
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What do the terms 'holding out' and 'common carriage' mean?

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2 answers
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Why do some airplanes have vertical strakes?

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18 votes
2 answers
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Can you get sucked out of a hole in an aircraft?

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5 answers
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What is a rule of thumb for when to begin a descent?

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17 votes
14 answers
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What is your favorite aviation joke? [closed]

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15 votes
2 answers
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Why is a 3 degree descent angle used?

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2 answers
107k views

How to determine the aircraft tail number on a particular flight?

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14 votes
1 answer
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On a "Visual Approach", do I execute a "missed approach" or do I go around?

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13 votes
5 answers
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Are crossing restrictions on an ILS/LOC approach mandatory when flying on the glideslope?

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13 votes
2 answers
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Who is responsible - CFII or the Private Pilot?

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13 votes
4 answers
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How do I convert true heading to magnetic heading or the other way around?

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1 answer
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How does a pilot file a PIREP?

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11 votes
3 answers
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When is a fuel pump needed on GA aircraft?

11 votes
1 answer
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Where can I get a history of METARs? [duplicate]

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7 votes
2 answers
10k views

Can I use an expired IFR-certified GPS with an out of date database in lieu of DME?

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4 votes
1 answer
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What factors should be included when calculating hourly aircraft operating cost? [duplicate]

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2 votes
1 answer
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Is it acceptable to use VNAV data in lieu of localizer recommended altitudes?

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Is required that your alternate airport has approaches other than GPS approach? [duplicate]

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