# Air resistance that affects jets and people

If it is open aircraft, pilot experiences air resistance force.4) And purely speculative question -- what would happen to a pilot going with the same supersonic speed, but without the jet?Without any protection or support from the jet, the pilot would likely experience extreme air resistance and could potentially be injured or killed due to the high speeds and forces involved. Additionally, without the jet's engines and controls, the pilot would not be able to safely control the aircraft.
I wanted to ask. Since jets fly at great speed, often even supersonic, I'm curious about next things:
1) What is the relation between air resistance force and energy?
2) How does all that force resistance affect a pilot?
3) What protection do they have, if any?
4) And purely speculative quesion -- what would happen to a pilot going with the same supersonic speed, but without the jet?

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1) What is the relation between air resistance force and energy?
##F_{res}=F_{engine}-F_{air\ resistance}##
##\frac{\partial E_{energy\ used\ by\ engines}}{\partial t}=F_{engine} \cdot v_{plane}##
if plane flys with constant speed, then ##\frac{\partial E_{energy\ used\ by\ engines}}{\partial t}=F_{air\ resistance} \cdot v_{plane}##

2) How does all that force resistance affect a pilot?
He has to give more throttle to get same acceleration.

3) What protection do they have, if any?
if it is not open aircraft, then air resistance force does not directly act on pilot.

## 1. What is air resistance and how does it affect jets and people?

Air resistance, also known as drag, is a force that opposes the motion of an object through air. It affects jets and people by slowing down their movement and requiring more energy to overcome.

## 2. How does air resistance impact the speed and efficiency of jets?

Air resistance can significantly impact the speed and efficiency of jets. As jets move through the air, they experience drag which reduces their speed and increases fuel consumption. This is why jets are designed with aerodynamic shapes to minimize air resistance and increase efficiency.

## 3. Can air resistance affect the safety of air travel?

Yes, air resistance can affect the safety of air travel. Strong headwinds caused by air resistance can make it difficult for jets to maintain their planned routes and can also cause turbulence, which can be dangerous for passengers.

## 4. How do factors like altitude and air density affect air resistance for jets and people?

Altitude and air density can both affect air resistance for jets and people. At higher altitudes, the air is less dense, meaning there is less air resistance. This allows jets to travel faster and more efficiently. On the other hand, at lower altitudes, the air is denser and creates more air resistance, making it more difficult for jets and people to move through it.

## 5. How do pilots and engineers account for air resistance in jet design and flight planning?

Pilots and engineers must take into account air resistance when designing jets and planning flights. They use mathematical models to calculate the expected drag forces on the jet at different altitudes and speeds. This information is then used to determine the most efficient and safe flight paths for the jet.

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