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St Elmos Fire Sticking To Aircraft Wing Tips?!

Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:50 pm

I just read that The weather phenomenom of St Elmos's fire can hit aircraft and stick to wing/tail tips ?
I know what St Elmos fire is and Ive heard it can hit pointed objects, can anyone shed anylight on this ? Has anyone else heard of it or experienced it ??

Joe
 
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RE: St Elmos Fire Sticking To Aircraft Wing Tips?!

Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:38 pm

all the time when flying in high static environments  Smile it's fun lol
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
 
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RE: St Elmos Fire Sticking To Aircraft Wing Tips?!

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:20 am

Had some dancing across the front wind-screen one time on a DC-8 and saw an old-timer take a metal pen out of his pocket and write his name with the static tracking to his pen motion.
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