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Can an airplane land over another one both in flight?

  1. Feb 13, 2009 #1
    don't know if this is the right place to ask, but i've been wondering:
    can ever a plane land over an aircraft carrier, which is also a plane, both in flight? if so, how should they do that?
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2009 #2

    Danger

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    Yes, it can be done, but it would be tricky. Essentially, it's the same as landing on the ground, or an aircraft carrier at sea, or a flatbed truck on a highway. As long as the pilot can synchonize speed and altitude properly, and compensate for any wake turbulence, there won't be a problem.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2009 #3

    turbo

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    That's a LOT of tricky ifs. No wonder we have to call you Danger.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2009 #4

    Danger

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    Hence my signature... :wink:
     
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