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    RLSM, I guess that's what this amounts to. Formation flying to take advantage of smooth vortex lift forces. Is it safe or practical? Airbus must think so. They are doing test flights!

    It seems very impractical to me...

    - How do you schedule departures to create formations?
    - How well does it work with overlapping routes?
    - Who gets stuck with the lead position, which sees no benefit?
    - How do weather diversions work?
    - How do scheduled, flight-specific flight level changes related to optimum flight level and RECMAX work?
    - What happens during a flight control or upset event?
    - Has anyone consulted Gabriel about the fluid dynamics involved?

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...ght/index.html

  • #2
    Originally posted by Evan View Post
    Has anyone consulted Gabriel about the fluid dynamics involved?
    They haven't. But neither did migratory birds and they seem to be doing pretty well with this concept nonetheless.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gabriel View Post

      They haven't. But neither did migratory birds and they seem to be doing pretty well with this concept nonetheless.
      But do beasts that flap their wings produce vortices similar to airplanes that don't?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Evan View Post

        But do beasts that flap their wings produce vortices similar to airplanes that don't?
        Yes, they do, and they do get an aerodynamic benefit by flying in formation.

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