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# Article Title
51 Why you cannot takeoff with Flaps 1 + F on the A320 with ADR 2 inoperative?
52 How do you execute a safe crosswind landing on a multi-engine aircraft?
53 Can a plane skid off the runway with brakes on?
54 Why greater flaps are needed for landing than for take off?
55 When and how does the pilot commence his descent to an airport?
56 Why does the pilot reduce the engine power after take off?
57 Why it takes longer to fly in a Westerly direction?
58 What are the cruising speeds of the various airliners?
59 Take off safety speeds and functions of aircraft exterior lights.
60 How does a pilot maneuver an aircraft on the parking apron and on the Runway?
61 What caused the plane to struggle in getting airborne?
62 Is it possible for an airplane to land safely with a defective landing gear?
63 How long can an airplane stay in the air when it runs out of fuel?
64 What happens when the landing gears cannot extend?
65 What happens when both engines fail 20 seconds after take off?
66 How airplanes fly?
67 Some questions on the various Landing Systems.
68 Where is the Turn and Slip Coordinator and transition point for CAS and Mach Number?
69 Which takeoff flap is more suitable?
70 Why V speeds vary with altitude, temperatures and air pressures?
71 What are the altimeter setting procedures?
72 Would the jet stream push the plane beyond the speed of sound?
73 Why the Cessna 152 engine must idle between 500-800 rpm?
74 Can you please explain the Boeing 737s' rudder problems?
75 Do pilots' seat have height adjustments?
76 Why fly at such heights when it makes more sense to fly lower?
77 When is a pilot allowed to descend below the decision altitude?
78 What is the correct procedure when visibility decreases during autolanding?
79 Can you explain the assumed temperature take off?
80 Flying the Airbus side stick - the one with the fastest thumb wins!
81 Why airplanes use aileron, instead of rudder to turn?
82 What are some of the problems in landing a plane?
83 How familiar are pilots with different aircraft?
84 What happens if the flaps break loose during the landing?
85 Could you explain the concept of the various altimeter settings?
86 Would thinner air and higher elevation be a help rather than a hindrance?
87 Are the spoilers retracted automatically after landing?
88 Do you require a set of keys or a code to start the engines of a commercial jetliner?
89 Why do airliners climb all the way up to 30,000 feet on very short hops?
90 Were we breaking the sound barrier or was this a false reading?
91 Why did the First Officer and Captain keep their hands on the throttle controls during the takeoff?
92 At what point does a landing become "sloppy"?
93 Is landing gear problem a live-and-death issue?
 
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