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Dan Hulme
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37 votes

How do wings generate lift?

13 votes

Why don't they build airplanes from 3D printer plastic?

15 votes

What is the motivation behind designing a control stick that does not move?

2 votes

Why is a reduction in lift called 'drag'?

5 votes

What type of aircraft would fly with an orange light at night?

4 votes

How much clearance is provided when taking off over a 50 foot obstacle?

4 votes

Why cycle the magnetos before engine shutdown?

2 votes

What aircraft has a single constant orange light?

2 votes

By what scale is Latitude and longitude calculated on aircrafts?

6 votes

What is the difference between ICAO and non-ICAO flight address?

1 vote

Is there a rule of thumb for reading AGL vs MSL?

1 vote

How can I calculate the fuel required for a specific route and aircraft?

1 vote

When would a pilot request a "VMC descent" or "VMC climb"?

0 votes

What is the usual range of Approach and En Route ATC VHF radios?

4 votes

Are there any mandatory announcements that a captain has to make?

2 votes
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Do smaller wings mean faster flight?

13 votes

Why is an auditory alarm necessary when the autopilot disengages?

3 votes

Are emergency actions an appropriate part of a captain's briefing in a light aircraft?

5 votes

Why wing ribs have diagonal struts

5 votes
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How does rudder lock occur?

6 votes

What scale is the speed trend line on a PFD's ASI?

2 votes

Any script to plot multi axis FDR / flight-test data (such as the ones used in air crash investigation)?

40 votes
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Why don't we treat all takeoffs as short field in GA?

163 votes

Why do airplanes use MAYDAY when in danger but ships send SOS?

40 votes
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How does the head-up display on a spitfire work?

16 votes

Does a history of social anxiety significantly damage commercial pilot career prospects?

66 votes
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Do pilots need a clearance to go around?

22 votes
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Can a taildragger land tail first?

12 votes

How do VTOL aircraft like the V-22 Osprey not tilt?

6 votes
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What do the white dumb-bell signals indicate?