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Why isn't the Presidential 747 "Air Force One Heavy"?

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Why does it take so long to develop modern military jets?

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Do pilots adjust the aircraft's flight path to allow for the curvature of the Earth?

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How miraculous was the miracle on the Hudson?

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Is the NTSB hostile to pilots, as depicted in the movie 'Sully'?

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Can a human get sucked into a jet engine?

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What's the advantage of the F4U Corsair's gull wing design?

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Why is the nose of the Mig-21 shaped so differently compared to other fighter aircraft?

56 votes

Why can't helicopters or Zeppelins drop fire-fighting material on burning buildings?

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Why does NASA's B-52 008 have a smoking engine in this photograph?

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Why is the maximum speed of current fighter aircraft lower than those from the 1960's and 1970's?

50 votes

How does the Space Shuttle slow down during re-entry, descent, and landing?

49 votes

Has there ever been a plane not controlled from the nose?

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How are evacuation tests made as realistic as possible?

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Are the guns on a fighter jet fixed or can they be aimed?

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Do jet aircraft have an emergency propeller?

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What are the different wing planforms? What are each's advantages? Where are they commonly used?

47 votes
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What is this on top of the Air Force One?

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Is the aircraft used by NOAA specially modified?

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Is gravity less on an airliner at cruise altitude?

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What is that device on an Su-27 pilot's helmet?

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What is this hole at the front of the engine pylon on a Boeing 707?

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Why doesn't the Concorde have any wing fences?

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Why do airlines retire the flight number after a crash?

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Why is the rear seat ejected before the front one?

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What is the biggest airplane that does not need a paved runway?

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Do jet fighters have air conditioning systems?

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What is the rationale behind very short distance flights?

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Why don't Russian aircraft sell as much as their European/American counterparts?

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Helicopters: why hasn't NOTAR been more popular?

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