Aviation Photo #0518744 McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III - USA - Air Force

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Close-up similar to photo 115974 of vortex generated during reverse thrust operation
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    Derek Ferguson
    USA - Air Force
    McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III
    McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III
    McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III
    McDonnell Douglas
    F-17/P-14
    92-3294
    Farnborough
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 10, 1994
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Anonymous
14 years ago
Great!!
A Tornado┬┤s coming out the engine. I saw something a few times on the ILA 2004 at Berlin-Sch├Ânefeld. Nice
Anonymous
13 years ago
I love these atmospheric specialities around aircraft! Perfect timing while capturing this!

Best regards, Walter
Anonymous
11 years ago
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.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just for the info, it can only happen during forward thrust
Anonymous
8 years ago
From the photographer - this happened in reverse thrust. Check out photo ID 0115974 for proof.

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