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How controllable is the 737 in single-engine manual-reversion flight? Is it controllably landable (or go-around-able) in this condition?

The 737 is practically the only civilian jetliner still in production1 to have provisions for flight-control manual reversion; in the event of a total failure of the A and B...

Asked on 12/04/2021

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Why do we still need ammeters?

I just received my private pilot's certificate 2 weeks ago, yay! Earlier today, a fellow at work who has 700ish hours walked in and asked my office-mate-electrical-engineer "why do we...

Asked on 12/02/2021 by Travis Griggs

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Based on this fuel flow chart, why isn't it more optimum to remain at an intermediate altitude rather than climbing?

I am having a bit of confusing as to why people say planes gets more efficient as they fly higher. Because on a typical long haul flight the Fuel Flow...

Asked on 11/30/2021 by Joe Wie

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Is this how ailerons are actuated?

I was wondering how ailerons work on fighter jets. I came across this after hours of research. Is that how fighter jet...

Asked on 11/27/2021

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What is the difference between a glider and a sailplane?

The words "glider" and "sailplane" seem to refer to similar or the same type of aircraft. In particular, the Wikipedia articles "Glider (aircraft)" and "...

Asked on 11/25/2021 by GypsyCosmonaut

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How is Altitude/QNH defined state when passing transition altitude?

Let's say an airplane is climbing towards transition altitude (TA = 5000 ft), and it has it's altimeter set to QNH = 1030 hPa. The altimeter is a function of...

Asked on 11/25/2021 by Ondrej Telka

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Why are the cockpit controls of airplanes so complicated?

For a layman like myself, the cockpit of every single modern airplane that I've laid my eyes on seems like a complex, intimidating mess with knobs, buttons, screens and levers...

Asked on 11/22/2021

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What are the performance trade-offs in the Icon A5 spin resistant airframe?

I've been looking at the website for the Icon A5 amphibian LSA and noticed the wing section clearly has...

Asked on 11/22/2021 by PJNoes

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What does pre/post modification mean in Airbus MPD?

What is the difference between POST MOD (with partial mod i.e SXXXX) and PRE MOD (with partial mod) in the applicability column of an Airbus MPD (Maintenance Planning Document)?...

Asked on 11/22/2021

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In aircraft where the thrust reversers are not locked out when airborne, is it permissible to go around after reverser deployment?

In general, a go-around, in a jetliner, must either be performed before thrust reverser deployment, or not at all.This is because attempting a go-around after reverser deployment may result...

Asked on 11/20/2021 by Vikki

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