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Flying the Plane
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1 Is circling to land at Pusan Airport at South Korea dangerous?
2 Is it easy for aircraft to avoid volcanic ash?
3 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Winds
4 Would a plane fall if the headwind suddenly stops?
5 Does a jet aircraft need to constantly adjust nose down to follow the curvature of the earth?
6 Does an airplane fly 3 degrees upwards or downwards during the cruise?
7 Fly-by-wire Boeing and Airbus – Are their flying philosophy different?
8 How pilots remember and repeat the ATC instructions?
9 Nervous flyer worried about pilots’ disorientation and accidents
10 Why, how and when is the need to dump fuel in flight?
11 Would it be possible to push a big plane backwards by use of the reversers?
12 Is there a pilot on board?
13 How can two B737's land at wrong airport in the US?
14 Can the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 land themselves in an emergency?
15 Is it easier to fly a glass cockpit plane?
16 Will a strong headwind make the plane lift off earlier?
17 Could the wings snap off if a plane takes off with empty wing tanks?
18 Why doesn’t the pilot apply full power immediately at the start of take off?
19 The planes are awfully noisy over my house!
20 Is it possible to do a barrel roll on an Airbus A380?
21 Use of reverse thrust on an airliner and tire design for snow covered runways
22 When would you attempt an automatic landing instead of diverting?
23 Are pilots so retarded as to require the altimeter callouts?
24 What is ‘Mcrit’ (critical Mach number) with regards to subsonic flight?
25 Why a Captain sits on the left side of a plane?
26 Can a plane fly inverted?
27 How far can a Boeing 747 glide with all engines failed?
28 Flying the Boeing 747-400 with an engine failure on crosswind
29 Feedback: Dead-stick Glide Landing
30 How does a pilot find a runway in an airport?
31 Can a Boeing 747 glide when it loses all engines in a tropical country?
32 Can an aircraft take off if all passengers are seated on the left of the plane and no one on the right side? Will it flip over?
33 Does sonic booms arise from a strong tail wind?
34 How to fly a stable visual approach on a Boeing 707?
35 How STARS are flown?
36 Human versus Technology
37 An American ATP Pilot that flies for pleasure
38 What is the purpose of the flaps in an airplane?
39 Why a fixed wing captain sits on the left and a helicopter captain on the right?
40 How to set up the Flight Management Computer (FMC) from London to Dubai?
41 Center of Gravity movement and its effect on safety of planes
42 Could flying at 250 knots below 10.000 feet be exceeded?
43 What if the airplane became unbalanced before take off?
44 How do pilots make sure they are flying at the right speed?
45 Is the heat from the friction of the wings used to deice a commercial jet?
46 What is the gliding speed of a commercial jetliner and what is the range of the ELT?
47 Why is the chronometer started during the take off on the Airbus A320?
48 How to recover from a tail stall that arises from icing?
49 Landed safely with both engines dead - Air Canada Flight 143
50 Air Dynamics - How an airplane flies?
 
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