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originally posted by: turbonium1
originally posted by: roguetechie
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Gravity won't make planes fly level over a sphere, that's the problem.
A force making a plane fly along the surface below cannot make it a level flight.
A plane following a curved surface is always curved in flight, no matter what makes it follow the curved surface.
Planes must descend to follow the curve. No exceptions. No excuses. No illusions.
Saying a plane follows curvature of Earth means it has to descend constantly to match the curvature. [/quote
No, only you are saying that. Everyone else is saying that it is just following the laws of physics. Does a plane following a line of latitude constantly have to bank?
No evidence supports the claim, game over.
False, no matter how many times you pretend to yourself it isn't.
So according to you, what would happen if the airplane pilot didn't tilt the nose down, are you saying he'd end up in outer space from going in a straight line, with the surface of the earth 4000 miles below him?
originally posted by: Hyperboles
a reply to: roguetechie
Once again read this www.abovetopsecret.com... and calculate again and while you are at it, read this post www.abovetopsecret.com... again and again till you understand
What's funny is to hear flat earthers use physics to support their claims, when I don't know of a single physicist who thinks the earth is flat (though if there was a not very good physicist who believed that, it wouldn't shock me).
originally posted by: ErosA433
Absolutely 100% ignoring the fact that an aircraft's flight is governed by a fairly complex amount of physics...
originally posted by: mytquin
I'm not convinced one was or the other. Both sides have very good points. Here's one on the Flat Earth side that I can't explain...
Why doesn't a pilot ever have to tip the nose of the plane down to keep from gaining altitude...if said pilot never dipped the nose of the plane down while flying over a globe, logic dictates that as the plane kept flying level he would fly right out into space... wouldn't it
By the way, pilots have been asked if they occasionally have to dip the nose down to account for flying over a curved earth and they are on record as stating that they in fact don't ever have to do this.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
but our resident flat earth proponents simply ignore ANY evidence that contradicts thier delusions