Fuel-Saving Flight Pattern Could Benefit More Aircraft Types

Credit: Air Force Research Laboratory

The drag-reducing benefit of flying in formation has been known for decades—far longer if you are a bird—but making it practical is the challenge. Geese join up in V formations when they migrate, but all are headed in the same direction; finding opportunities for formation flying within military and...

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