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Old Oct 21, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by StarHopper44 View Post
Gene, if you're flying a plane straight away from you at 10mph GROUND speed with a 15mph direct tailwind, and don't touch the throttle, what happens when you turn the plane directly back towards you?
It can't happen since you can't fly with -5 airspeed.

In such a scenario the plane would be way under it's stall speed and would drop like a rock long before turning was a issue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stall_%28flight%29
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