How do planes float suspended in the air without moving?

  1. Etherealenigma profile image75
    Etherealenigmaposted 6 years ago

    How do planes float suspended in the air without moving?

    When planes are in a line in the air, waiting to get the ok to come in for a landing, how do they just float there? My son asked me this, and I had no answer.

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    Donald Eposted 6 years ago

    They don't hold still. Planes go into what is called a holding pattern where they basically fly in large circles until they get the OK to approach the airport and land.

  3. Etherealenigma profile image75
    Etherealenigmaposted 6 years ago

    Donald, I've actually seen 3 planes lined up several miles apart, just hovering, & waiting for the ok to land, due to another plane in the runway. The weren't circling at all - just hovering in one spot.

 
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