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I don't really feel any of those questions are particularly bizarre or inappropriate. From what I understand, this Stack Exchange is not just for professionals. As such, questions from those who are unfamiliar with aviation are worth careful, reasoned answers. To address your points, one by one, because I feel that is appropriate to do so here: Passengers ...


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My general feeling is no -- it may certainly be part of an answer ("blah blah blah blah blah, but you should call your local FSDO as their interpretation is ultimately the one that will matter."), but it isn't something that can really stand on its own. I think a question that can ONLY be answered by calling your local FSDO is probably not a quality ...


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It is my understanding that flags should not be used to mark answers that are factually wrong. We delete answers if they are spam or if they do not actually attempt to answer the question. The answer you are talking about is clearly wrong, but it does attempt to answer the question. It should be downvoted (as it has been), but not deleted, since there is ...


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I checked MSE, and found two posts related to this issue, from which: If someone leaves an identical answer on an old question (for some arbitrary definition of "old"), cast a deletion vote or flag with a custom explanation, and ask for deletion. (link) and Every additional answer adds noise. The presence of many similar answers essentially all ...


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Delete. I agree that answers can't be considered in isolation. The only answer on a question, if not incorrect and not useless, should generally be kept upon meeting minimal criteria. In contrast, on a "hot question", many answers that would in isolation not even raise a flag, may well contain nothing that hasn't been covered already. SE is not a platform ...


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Given that the post has received 5 "not an answer" flags, 5 recommended deletions, 1 deletion vote, and moreover, considering, as one comment said, that The ground speed anecdote is irrelevant to the question about maximum ATC flight level, and the descend FL600 anecdote only shows that one aircraft once had to ask for it, but doesn't help anything about ...


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Not unless it is the only thing that is appropriate for the answer, but there are only a few questions that I can think of where that would be true, like: How do I get an appointment with the FAA to get ...? How do I get a letter of authorization for ...? How do I contact someone at the FAA? In the particular case that you linked to, I think that a ...


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This is not surprising: There are far fewer helicopter pilots than fixed wing pilots, so many of the helicopter answers are written by us fixed-wing guys, based on our limited understanding (and occasionally misunderstanding) of helicopter regs and operational principles. As we get more helicopter guys like you around hopefully the quality of answers on ...


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I would have voted to delete as low quality, however I know some folks will not vote to delete if a post still looks like an attempt to answer. In those instances, I hope they still downvote, and eventually the post will vanish as it collects a lot of downvotes. I wouldn't necessarily worry about it though - I added my downvote. Others will do the same. It ...


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Things that stand out as low quality, in my opinion Very short 1 sentence. Therefore the question lacks clarity, context and purpose. It is hastily written without much real thought. "Engine" is a very broad term. Ok it is tagged jet-engine (after a clarification/edit) but there are so many different jet engines, all able to cope differently with ...


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