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Old Mar 09, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by aeronaut999 View Post
the downwash must exert a downward force on the surface of the planet equal to the upward pull of the aircraft's weight
It sounds like you are saying the aircraft pushes air down and that that air travels downward from the plane and eventually hits the Earth, thereby enforcing Newton's laws.
Is that the premise of your argument?
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