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McDonnell Douglas FA-18 Hornet — - Demo hornet pulling into the climb and the sun...CIAS2016
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McDonnell Douglas FA-18 Hornet —


Demo hornet pulling into the climb and the sun...CIAS2016


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This is a cool shot! Yeah!
Scott Albritton
I love it! Anyone able to explain what causes the moisture above the wings considering I see no clouds in the sky?
I'll take a shot at the appearance of condensation, speed of air trans-versing the upper wing (causing lift) is faster or speeded up. Not aware of technical terms.
roland pfeifer
Can the polit see the vapor over his wings & does it bother him.
Air condensation due to relatively high G loads. The air on the upper wing surface is faster than the one flowing below, causing a drop in its temperature, therefore the humidity present in it will condensate and appears visible.
marylou anderson
John E. Johnson
Mskiro is correct..also high speed causing a rise in surface temp..alas condensation. 😊
Mark Loupe
It condenses water in the air briefly when the airfoil creates low pressure over the wings.

Great photo!
Camryn Brown
Wow! What kind of camera do you use, may I ask?


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