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# If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?

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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
We are on earth it is rotating
The earth is rotating around the sun
The sun is rotating around the galaxy
The galaxy is moving around the universe
The universe is... ?

we are actually traveling at millions of miles per hour.
But because there is no real reference then we ca never truly know.

[link to www.physicsforums.com]

And of course is could all be in our minds if you believe the new age quantum mechanics phoo
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
The air spins with the earth at or Very close to its rotational speed,doofus. That is why there is not 1,200 mile per hour winds.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
you only considered one vector, OP.

Pretty small minded if you ask me.

Don't forget to add these additional vectors to your initial problem......

speed of earth's rotation = 1,040.4 mi/h
speed of earth's orbital path = 65,000 mi/h
speed of solar systems path around Milky Way = 568,000 m.p.h
speed of Milky Way through Galaxy...
speed of Galaxy through Universe....
speed of Universe expanding.....

So you see, add up all those vectors, and you are cooking.

Good thing the Universe is mostly empty, isn't it?

And another thing.

Time travel IS possible. The only problem is, of course, that when you get there, nothing is there. It's moved way beyond where you wanted to be.

However, Hyper travel is possible.

All you have to do is remove yourself from the above vectors.

The problem with this, on the other hand, is that your movement is unidirectional. You cannot go back.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
The Earth doesn't spin, the sun orbits the earth.

Read the Bible, demon.

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You are so many kinds of stupid.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Who says the earth is spinning? On another thread in this forum they gave proof the earth is flat.
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No man, your mixing that up with some Aunt Jemima thread. Lookie here ya all.

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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
you only considered one vector, OP.

Pretty small minded if you ask me.

Don't forget to add these additional vectors to your initial problem......

speed of earth's rotation = 1,040.4 mi/h
speed of earth's orbital path = 65,000 mi/h
speed of solar systems path around Milky Way = 568,000 m.p.h
speed of Milky Way through Galaxy...
speed of Galaxy through Universe....
speed of Universe expanding.....

So you see, add up all those vectors, and you are cooking.

Good thing the Universe is mostly empty, isn't it?

And another thing.

Time travel IS possible. The only problem is, of course, that when you get there, nothing is there. It's moved way beyond where you wanted to be.

However, Hyper travel is possible.

All you have to do is remove yourself from the above vectors.

The problem with this, on the other hand, is that your movement is unidirectional. You cannot go back.
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Well duh... I was just gonna post the same thing.
I can't believe ya didn't know THAT.

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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Gravi-tards...
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
this a real stupid thread, did you go to High School, or should I say, did you finish High School?
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Because the earth is not spinning and it's not really round! Google the flat earth society and learn the truth.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Then the Sun is dragging the solar system attempting to establish orbit with the Milky Way galaxy while the Earth is orbiting the Sun.

Yes, our solar system is what is left of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. We had a intergalactic collision. That is why the Milky Way galaxy is offset to our elliptical plane.

Currently the heliosphere of this solar system is entering a shock wave of a probable supernova eons ago...
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
The Earth doesn't spin, the sun orbits the earth.

Read the Bible, demon.

Pastor New Socks, a gentleman and a scholar.
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You are so many kinds of stupid.
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Pastor New Socks, won't do a battle of wits with a retard.
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You seriously have to trolling bro...You're joking right?
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
this a real stupid thread, did you go to High School, or should I say, did you finish High School?
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Hey dude, have a pancake, it'll flatten out your inflating lack of appreciation for this milestone of aronautical/astrophysical threads.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
this a real stupid thread, did you go to High School, or should I say, did you finish High School?
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Hey dude, have a pancake, it'll flatten out your inflating lack of appreciation for this milestone of aronautical/astrophysical threads.
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Wow, you just learned something today and wanted to share it.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?

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Catch a couple of flies and keep it in a vial. Take it it with you in a car. Close all windows. Accelerate to 90 mph. Release flies. If the flies end up at the back splattered on the glass, then you have a valid question. If not, then you seriously need to do some hard thinking. Then bugger off because you're senselessly wasting forum space.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?

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Catch a couple of flies and keep it in a vial. Take it it with you in a car. Close all windows. Accelerate to 90 mph. Release flies. If the flies end up at the back splattered on the glass, then you have a valid question. If not, then you seriously need to do some hard thinking. Then bugger off because you're senselessly wasting forum space.
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Yeah, I know, I wish I made good use of it like you.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Physics phail?

Ive always wondered what would happen if a big cargo jet was flying with its rear ramp open, and then a little jet flew into it from behind. It would rapidly accelerate as it entered, right? Or would it kind of hover inside it?
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Physics phail?

Ive always wondered what would happen if a big cargo jet was flying with its rear ramp open, and then a little jet flew into it from behind. It would rapidly accelerate as it entered, right? Or would it kind of hover inside it?
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Neither, no wing velocity lift, set down quick.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Because the Earth isn't the only thinging spinning. It's atmosphere is spinning with it. So the airplane, which is in Earth's atmosphere, is flying at the 1000 PLUS another 500. Thus it is able to reach its destination.
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Bingo
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Because the Earth isn't the only thinging spinning. It's atmosphere is spinning with it. So the airplane, which is in Earth's atmosphere, is flying at the 1000 PLUS another 500. Thus it is able to reach its destination.
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Bingo
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Yeah but that would make a Martian invasion WAY tougher right?

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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
The plane came out of the earth, it was already spinning.

The metal it was made from was refined out of ore that was mined in the earth.

That ore has been part of earth and has been spinning this whole time.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
The plane came out of the earth, it was already spinning.

The metal it was made from was refined out of ore that was mined in the earth.

That ore has been part of earth and has been spinning this whole time.
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Not bad, not bad, still spinning at 1040 mph, ore or airplane alike.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Level of physics knowledge is worrying.

If I jump in the air how come I don't land a few meters over there?

Frames of reference.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Physics phail?

Ive always wondered what would happen if a big cargo jet was flying with its rear ramp open, and then a little jet flew into it from behind. It would rapidly accelerate as it entered, right? Or would it kind of hover inside it?
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Rapidly accelerate, because of the change of gravitation.

If you move a thousand miles an hour thru a controlled environment and throw a baseball into the direction of travel, are you throwing a thousand mile an hour, plus, fast ball?
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
this a real stupid thread, did you go to High School, or should I say, did you finish High School?
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Probably. I noticed he capitalizes the beginning letter of a sentence.

Also, high school, in your sentence, should not be capitalized. Only when you're referring to a specific high school is it capitalized.

Knew you'd want to know that so you can better make fun of others and not look foolish.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
Level of physics knowledge is worrying.

If I jump in the air how come I don't land a few meters over there?

Frames of reference.
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If you jumped high enough you would. Even though you and the earth were moving at the same speed, if you jumped really high, your orbit would have enough added circumfrance that the earth would rotate forward under you.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?

When a pole vaulter jumps up over the bar, he needs about a second to land. About one second up, over the bar, about one second down. Let's say in all, about three seconds for the jump. Three seconds in the air with almost no horizontal velocity.

At 1000mph, you go about 3/4 of a mile in three seconds.

So, while the pole vaulter is in the air, why doesn't the Earth rotate beneath him at 1000mph, causing him to miss the pit totally and land outside of the stadium, way past the parking lot?

Delta-v. Look it up.
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Are you threatening me?
Hi I'm a douchebag.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
The how and why , the physics of it doesn't matter.
What matters is do you believe in Jesus?
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?

When a pole vaulter jumps up over the bar, he needs about a second to land. About one second up, over the bar, about one second down. Let's say in all, about three seconds for the jump. Three seconds in the air with almost no horizontal velocity.

At 1000mph, you go about 3/4 of a mile in three seconds.

So, while the pole vaulter is in the air, why doesn't the Earth rotate beneath him at 1000mph, causing him to miss the pit totally and land outside of the stadium, way past the parking lot?

Delta-v. Look it up.
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Great analogy.
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Re: If an airplane is flying at 500 mph, in the direction the earth spins at 1,000, why doesn't the plane fall behind?
DGN..dont wory about da martians...its us Oortians ya wanna look out for!
especially ones with a kubota

who mentioned vectors?
i looove me a vector...

oh yeah ummm...tangential acceleration....

thats wat a girl said to me one day...gee I blushed....
so anyway..yeah I still human...
i tink....:)