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Thread: World's biggest plane, Stratolaunch, marks another key milestone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    The ship is moving? Well, I guess it would be hard to park in the middle of the ocean. And inconvenient to drop anchor every time a plane needed to land.
    The ship is definitely moving - there's the old cry "turn her into the wind", because you want as much momentum for the aircraft taking off ---- the ship moving forward, and the headwind giving the plane more lift.

    And, on landing, the faster the ship is cruising, the less difference there is in the speed of the ship and the landing aircraft. If it were possible for the ship to go about 120 knots, it would be much easier for the plane to land. The plane would seem to "hover" and just "set down" on the deck. Carriers can go about 32 knots, or about 40 mph. Planes land at 120 to 140 knots, or about 150 mph.

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    Here's a pretty neat incident where the aircraft hit the cable, the cable snapped, and... well, watch.


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