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112 votes
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32k views

Why did this plane fly in a zigzag pattern?

82 votes
7 answers
39k views

Why does the B-52 take off without rotating?

39 votes
2 answers
7k views

What are the advantages of towbarless pushback tugs?

38 votes
6 answers
7k views

Is a pilot's instinctive reaction to a stall counter-intutive?

38 votes
4 answers
5k views

Can supersonic conditions be replicated on the ground?

32 votes
4 answers
13k views

Why are the fan blades mounted loosely?

28 votes
4 answers
5k views

Do Airbus pilots have to practice flying in alternate law?

24 votes
2 answers
38k views

How does the FAA define day and night?

23 votes
1 answer
18k views

Under VFR, can a pilot fly above a layer of clouds?

21 votes
2 answers
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Why do we call it an apron?

21 votes
3 answers
32k views

What is the difference between a fix, a waypoint and an intersection?

20 votes
4 answers
9k views

Do helicopters try to take off and land into the wind?

20 votes
2 answers
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Why do many ram air inlets have this shape?

20 votes
1 answer
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What is this device on the nose of a Bombardier Global 6000?

20 votes
2 answers
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Why is the takeoff decision point based only on speed and not time or distance?

18 votes
1 answer
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What is this device protruding from the rear of this 787?

17 votes
1 answer
8k views

What is "Director" in ATC?

17 votes
3 answers
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What is "settling with power" and how does it differ from vortex ring state?

16 votes
6 answers
22k views

Are "Tally-ho" and "no joy" acceptable ATC terms for civil operations?

16 votes
3 answers
9k views

What are CAS and EAS used for?

16 votes
1 answer
14k views

At what altitude did Concorde go supersonic?

16 votes
1 answer
6k views

What are the areas marked in green around the taxiways?

15 votes
1 answer
8k views

Why is a TFR issued when barometric pressure exceeds 31.00 InHg?

15 votes
1 answer
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What were the advantages of the L-1011 AoA sensor design?

15 votes
2 answers
16k views

How does one test a stall warning during pre-flight?

14 votes
3 answers
4k views

Can state or local laws regulate where aircraft can take off and land?

13 votes
3 answers
3k views

Do jackscrews suffer from blowdown?

13 votes
1 answer
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What are those 5-character alphanumeric waypoints?

13 votes
3 answers
23k views

What is the difference between azimuth and heading?

12 votes
2 answers
18k views

What causes stall buffeting?