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TomMcW
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Why do all the rings of MH370's transmission locations have the same origin point?

45 votes

Why do farmers register their fields as airports?

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Why is the quality of radio communication bad?

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What's the greatest height at which a bird has collided with an aircraft?

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What kind of airplane is this that has blue cheatlines and a protruding side cover?

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Why might this trans-pacific flight not follow a more direct route?

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Why is it hard to see G1000 with sunglasses?

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How to land the aircraft when the flight deck is full of smoke?

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What types of attitude indicators are there?

23 votes

Why do aircraft models end their life as freighters?

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How can a pitot tube freeze when it's heated?

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Do airline pilots really put on an oxygen mask when alone in the cockpit above 25,000 ft?

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Was there ever an accident from in-flight smoking?

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Why do some airports have more than 2 runways, when LHR can get by with 2?

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Can normal PC headsets replace 'aviation' headsets?

20 votes

What does a typical discovery flight consist of?

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Has there been an aircraft with multiple type of engines?

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Are Boeing 737 winglets adjustable from the cockpit?

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Why would a commercial flight make banked turns five minutes before landing / low altitude?

18 votes

Do Cargo flights carry anyone other than the crew?

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Does it really take 9000 feet to recover from a spin in a P-51 Mustang?

18 votes

Why does the DC 4 airplane not tip backwards?

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What percentage of airplanes are involved in a crash in their lifetime?

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Can we borrow Formula One's ground effect for airplanes?

14 votes

How does aircraft weight affect landing distance?

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Why was the DC-8-70 successful, but not the 707-700?

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Why did AF447 never return to normal law?

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Do modern airliners have oxygen sensors in the cabin?

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Why does an aircraft not spin out of control right after touch-down?

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What special tyres (tires) are needed for high altitude takeoff and landing?

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