The airplane takes off against the wind not with it
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Everything Going Against You
I must say this is really a tough month for us. Everything seems to be going wrong. It is really a struggle against the constant challenges. Every day, we were hit by new problems or new issues that surfaced. But despite these struggles in this month, I see light. I saw how our team come together and work hard to resolve the issues together.
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We asked scientists to break it down for us. In this case of takeoff, the fast air bearing down on the plane generates an upward force on the wings analogous to a gun's recoil , which helps lift the aircraft. In short, pilots like to take off into a headwind because it helps them achieve "wheels up" faster. Contrary to what you might have thought the last time you sat on a plane that taxied for 20 minutes, airports lay out their runways—not to drive you crazy—but to capitalize on the physics of flight. Exhibit A: In Atlanta, the main wind pattern at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport blows from the west, so all five of its runways are oriented from east to west. Another factor in takeoff is air pressure, and how it changes. You can see how this works by taking a strip of paper that's, say, two-inches-byinches-long, and blowing lengthwise along the top of it, creating a headwind.