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Old 05-12-2010, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Atmospheric optical phenomena

Next time you fly, look for this. Subsonic airliners do have supersonic flow on them and if you know where to look you can see the shock wave. Generally, cruise at high altitude if the best place.


If you are looking down the wing it can appear as a vertical curved line.


Of course watching the big furry guy playing with it is cool too, but I guess we'll leave that for another thread. :D
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