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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroKen View Post
Assuming the same airspeed (which presumably you are based on the "faster relative to the ground" part) there is no difference in lift regardless of the planes orientation relative to the wind. See previous posts in this thread.
Exactly, the air speed is NOT the same if you get a sudden tailwind. The air flow relative to the wings can suddenly slow down, reducing lift.
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