True or false: Taking off in a jet airliner with a deflated tire can cause a fire.
Category: Insider Series
Trivia Teaser: The first bad apple
The first case of unlawful interference with a civil airliner occurred where?
Trivia Teaser: Just a spoonful of sugar…
True or false: It has been calculated that to carry regularly the weight of just one small sachet of sugar on a Boeing 747 would increase fuel consumption by one gallon per year.
Trivia Teaser: Best Altitudes
For a 50-minute flight, what is the most theoretically efficient altitude to climb to?
Trivia Teaser: Quick! What’s that number, again?
You are flying a Normal Category aircraft. During cruise, ATC informs you that moderate turbulence is to be expected in about 10 miles on your route of flight. You quickly try to remember what the maneuvering speed (Va) is for your aircraft, is but to no avail. On the placard in front of you, though, is written the stall speed, which is 50 knots. Which number would be closest to Va for your aircraft?
Trivia Teaser: Best glide, but with a wrinkle
A pilot is in gliding flight at the optimum indicated glide speed and then enters a turn. To maintain a maximum-range glide during the turn, glide speed should?
Trivia Teaser: Keeping it centered
True or false: NASA and the USAF designed tailless aircraft. In such aircraft, would it be correct to say that as far as the turn coordinator is concerned, there would be minimal ball movement during all phases of flight?
Trivia Teaser: Muddying up the waters
True or false: A departing airliner may stir the fog near an RVR sensor.
Trivia Teaser: The men from the boys
Special crew qualifications were required to land using a rather infamous approach to the southeast into Hong Kong because of terrain and other problems. Because a straight-in approach towards this particular runway was not possible, an approach was made with which system?
Trivia Teaser: The real first swept-wing fighter
Question: America’s first swept-wing fighter was?