For today’s #askextremeross, I’m taking the question from @impaktech : What is the science between the skinny long wings and the ability to fly at high altitude. This picture shows a pretty good silhouette of the wing taken from the back seat of a 2-seater above 60,000 feet (sun is directly […]Read More
How hard is it to Photoshop in the curve of the Earth?
For a little Friday fun, here’s my contribution to #flatearthfriday. Thanks to my cousin @benmorganinwv, @mattmarriottphoto and @combat_learjet for the idea. For #askextremeross Ben asked me how hard it is to Photoshop in the curve of the earth (don’t worry, Ben’s been trolling for fun since before most of the […]Read More
Whats the “hump” above in the middle for and why do some U-2s have it and others don’t?
im_johnnyp asked “Whats the “hump” above in the middle for and why do some U-2s have it and others don’t?” I’ve had a lot of people ask this before. I assume you’re talking about the hump in the picture. This is part of a data link relay system. Part of […]Read More
Do you get any weather up there, or smooth sailing?
reece_wallace asked “Do you get any weather up there, or smooth sailing? Great question! While it is extremely rare to have any kind of actual weather (a thunderstorm in the tropics can climb into the 60’s and 70’s) what we do have on occasion is high altitude turbulence. Small changes […]Read More
Have you exceeded 70,000 feet and how does it handle at those altitudes?
krobbler and dangerdane asked “Have you exceeded 70,000 feet and how does it handle at those altitudes?” and “What’s the highest altitude you’ve been to?” I’m going to start answering some of the questions posed in #askextremeross. There were quite a few so be patient as I answer each one. […]Read More