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Picture of the McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III aircraft

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More: USA - Air Force
More: McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III
More: Farnborough (FAB / EGLF)
More: UK - England, September 10, 1994
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92-3294 (cn F-17/P-14) Close-up similar to photo 115974 of vortex generated during reverse thrust operation
More: Derek Ferguson
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon November 14, 2011:
From the photographer - this happened in reverse thrust. Check out photo ID 0115974 for proof.

A visitor from Singapore posted Mon November 7, 2011:
Just for the info, it can only happen during forward thrust

A visitor from United States posted Mon August 18, 2008:
In theoretical aerodynamics many effects reach, in an infinitesimal way from positive to negative infinity. This photo illustrates how the rotation of the engine is felt far forward generating a vortex field bounded, in this case by the ground. When humidity conditions are favorable these vortices are often visible in static or slow speed operation.

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat April 1, 2006:
I love these atmospheric specialities around aircraft! Perfect timing while capturing this!

Best regards, Walter

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 27, 2006:
A Tornado´s coming out the engine. I saw something a few times on the ILA 2004 at Berlin-Schönefeld. Nice

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