Terry Carraway
(Top Gun)
12/23/17 10:46 PM
Re: ATIS at KATL

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Didn't I read somewhere that we figured out how to generate lift from laminar
shear by analyzing some unexplained flight behavior observed in condors?




Dynamic soaring (using wind gradient near the surface) was "discovered" by watching the big sea birds. Gooney and Albatross.

My engineering adviser in college did that work (or at leas one of his grad students did). I found out about it when I asked about an RC glider in the lab. :)



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