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#1 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:15 pm

Good idea in theory, but in reality? :-\ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... -fuel.html
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#2 Post by FD2 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:27 am

Agree Mrs Ex-A - another idea like the flying cars that every household would be flying around in by several years ago - but if they are getting trials sanctioned...
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#3 Post by unifoxos » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:15 am

Presumably, like geese, the more there are in the formation the more the gain aerodynamically, and the longer they can stay formated the greater the benefit too. Take this to it's logical conclusion and the operators of every flight to and from popular destinations will want to use the method - so how would the ATC and pax handling facilities cope with all the mornings flights arriving at once?

It's bad enough now at Barbados when a cruise liner's worth of pax all turn up within about 2 hours - could they cope with two minutes between flights?
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#4 Post by Boac » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:58 am

I would not want to be in one of the 'outside slots' when it turns........................... :))

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