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Why would any predictions of sunrise and sunset times for your local area, whether obtained from your new GPS display, the Daily Planet, or even the Nautical Almanac, be wrong?

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When did the Smithsonian Institution first begin collecting flight-related articles? How many active air traffic controllers in the US are also active pilots? When you see the angle of a glide slope on an instrument approach plate, it is almost always incorrect, because...

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Regarding surplus military jet airplanes and ejection seats, which of the following statements is (are) true? ... You're on an extended ocean-crossing flight. Which of the following might be a legitimate consideration regarding an addition to your list of carry-on items? ... If it weren't for the pitch change of a helicopter's main rotor blades at different points along their revolution around the main rotor hub, a helicopter would, at moderate speeds...

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1. True or False: In the United States, there are actually more "mayday" calls in the month of May than any other. 2.Pilots rightfully have something of a vested interest in that benchmark of assessing their visual acuity: namely, the eye chart. Why is it that the letter E is usually the topmost letter? 3.The percentage of single-engine piston home-built aircraft in the general aviation fleet is now roughly...

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1) What is the meaning of those cryptic numbers used to identify engine oil? 2) A pilot of an airplane without floats would be glad to have a frozen lake to land on, if that engine (or engines) ever quit while out of reach of land. But if heat rises, then why does ice form first on the surface of lakes, ponds, rivers, and even oceans? 3) The oceans have tides, but do any other bodies of water have tides as well?

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