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Why is mid-air refueling worth it? (or is it at all?)

29 votes

Could you land a large airplane on short circular runways?

28 votes

Why is there really only one basic design for passenger airplanes?

26 votes

Why does the A340 have 4 engines instead of 2?

23 votes

Why does a DME ground station wait 50 microseconds?

21 votes

Why don't airliners have a navigation GPS as back up in case of a pitot tube malfunction?

21 votes

Is this plane landing or departing?

20 votes
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Why should passengers not delay donning emergency oxygen masks after they deploy from the overhead compartments?

15 votes
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What is the cause of tire marks at the extreme ends of runways?

15 votes

How can ADS-B be secure when it is based on self-reporting?

14 votes

Why can't an airplane stall at zero G?

12 votes

In a 747 is it normal for the Vr (takeoff speed) to vary greatly depending on fuel load and ambient temperature?

10 votes

Can you fly an airplane at a 90° roll angle without losing altitude?

10 votes
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Why Search for MH 370 in this area?

9 votes

What is the fundamental physics behind L/D decreasing as AoA increases beyond the optimal point?

9 votes

Is the ILS only used for landing when weather conditions are poor?

8 votes

What is the difference between ICAO Annexes and Documents?

8 votes

Why barotitis, but only during descents and sometimes?

8 votes

Is there a limit of how close a runway can be to the water?

8 votes

Does lift equal weight in a climb?

8 votes

Why offload bags for missing passengers when flights are allowed to carry unaccompanied non-PAX air-cargo in holds?

7 votes
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Are noise cancelling headsets safe?

7 votes

Does this Lear 35 have missiles on it?

7 votes

Why do airplanes use AC electric power?

7 votes

What would happen to the rudder on an A320 if both FAC systems failed?

7 votes

Do modern aircrafts like 747/787/A320/A380 have some Plug and Play subsystems/sensors?

7 votes

What is the ICAO 24-bit code used for?

7 votes
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Is there any engine that doesn't use a propellant to produce thrust?

6 votes
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What criteria make an airport suitable for a technical stop for a large airliner?

6 votes

How does early rotation increase the likelihood of a tail strike at take off?