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Where's the Cushion? The Truth About Ground Effect
Plane & Pilot (2006)
  • David Ison, Rocky Mountain College
Abstract
When flying near the ground, normal airflow patterns are disrupted. This ground effect reduces drag and increases effective lift, causing aircraft to float.
Keywords
  • Aerodynamic forces,
  • lift,
  • drag,
  • aerodynamics
Disciplines
Publication Date
March, 2006
Citation Information
David Ison. "Where's the Cushion? The Truth About Ground Effect" Plane & Pilot Vol. 42 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 56 - 59 ISSN: 0032-0617
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_c_ison/94/