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Angle of attack

  1. Jan 31, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    "When a jet plane is cruising at high altitude, the flight attendants have more of a hill to climb as they walk forward along the aisle when the plane is cruising at low altitude. Why does the pilot have to fly with a great angle of attack at high altitude than at low altitude?"

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Something to do with pressure?
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  3. Jan 31, 2009 #2
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