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Subject: how does gound effect flight work

Date: Wed May 17 21:13:24 2000
Posted by Nick Brandaleone
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I am researching aerodynamics, and I am trying to get an intuitive 
answer on how ground effect works for aircraft.  Helicopters in near 
ground hover, low-flying airplanes and Hovercraft all can experience 
gound effect, and it generates greater lift than otherwise possible.  

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