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Boeing Formation Flight: Saving Energy Like Birds Do
Boeing-YouTube ^ | 6/6/2014 | Boeing

Posted on 06/10/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by Baynative

Saving energy is not an easy task but how do the Boeing engineers do it? The answer is flying above you.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: boeing; draft; flight
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I am a bit taken back that Boeing engineers are just figuring this out. In all the wing formations flown during bombing raids in WWII, did no one ever think of this to get planes short on fuel back to base?
1 posted on 06/10/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: nutmeg; whattajoke; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; Drango; glorgau; Cecily; ..

Bike Ping

And what about how a peloton forms an echelon in the wind. Sheez, half the folks at Boeing ride bikes to work. You'd link one of them would have mentioned this somewhere along the line...


2 posted on 06/10/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

Dude.

A You tube? In Breaking News?


3 posted on 06/10/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Baynative

Get in the bike lane!!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 2:30:26 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Responsibility2nd
Dude- it's the date, not the source site. Maybe this one will make you feel better.
5 posted on 06/10/2014 2:31:21 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

If I were a cyclist, I’d eat a lot of beans...........................protein, ya know...................


6 posted on 06/10/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Baynative; Admin Moderator

Please, this isn’t breaking news. Put it in Technical, if anything.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 2:34:12 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Baynative

What ARE you talking about?


8 posted on 06/10/2014 2:34:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

This is worthy of breaking news?


9 posted on 06/10/2014 2:35:01 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Baynative

And this is Breaking News how????


10 posted on 06/10/2014 2:36:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Baynative

I suggest that you get in formation and follow others in the FR vortex as it will save a lot of space in the breaking news column.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 2:41:08 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: QT3.14

More like breaking wind.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 2:42:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Baynative

Not breaking news. Trust me, I’ve been hammered for posting real breaking news to breaking news.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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Dude.

A You tube? In Breaking News?

Sure. Well, “Breaking New Winds” at least.

14 posted on 06/10/2014 3:03:46 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TurboZamboni

no fair - You copied my homework before I handed it in! 8<)


15 posted on 06/10/2014 3:04:27 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yeah, like we need more space in breaking news for the stories about all the folks standing in line for HRC’s book signing.

And then the 20 a day “The Clintons are broke” threads.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 3:08:41 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: justlurking; QT3.14; Uncle Chip; 1010RD
I'm sorry you are offended. Maybe I need to practice my sarcasm. I was taken back by the fact that Boeing thinks this is breaking news.
17 posted on 06/10/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Being an engineer, you might be curious as to how Boeing engineers find this to be breaking news.

I remember being told, in grade school, that nomadic tribes used to walk single file into head winds long, long ago.

18 posted on 06/10/2014 3:13:54 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

hypermiling.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 3:15:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Baynative

I’m not offended. It’s ironic, but not breaking. Have a good one.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 3:18:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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