• @[email protected]
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    I wonder what’s the chance the was random. With all the planes that have made holding patterns over the years, I’m sure some look phallic by chance. Or maybe the tower usually makes sure not to accidentally draw that?

    • @SheeEttin
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      3411 months ago

      Usually they do a racetrack.

      • uphillbothways
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        Yep. 90 degree turn, 90 degree turn, hold… 90 degree turn, 90 degree turn, hold… Repeat as long as necessary. From day 1 of flight training. It’s also standard when waiting your turn to land, maintaining altitude to keep different planes in their envelopes.
        Circles run the risk of losing altitude and/or airspeed.

        • @idiomaddict
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          811 months ago

          Why do you lose altitude or airflow with a circle?

          • @crashoverride
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            Simple, you lose energy and get disoriented when changing direction. When flying in a circle, you’re constantly changing direction and at an angle to the ground. So you are consistently being disoriented as well. So you’re constantly on the throttle or have to rethrottle up to gain altitude doesn’t make for constant holding pattern.

          • Wilker
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            planes uses air pressure from the air below to lift using their wings. merely having the plane tilted to one side makes it so there’s less air pressure holding the extremities of the wings, and less so on the wing whose end has the least altitude. the result is that the tilted plane slowly yaws continuously more to the side it’s tilted to, which causes more roll, causing more changes to the force on the wings, causing more yaw, on a feedback loop that ultimately makes the plane lose altitude.

            combine that with the plane continuously pointing its wings upwards relative to itself, and you get a constant air pressure that is pointing more directly to the bottom of the plane and less efficiently to the rotors and turbines whose job is to propel the plane forwards, which then makes the plane lose speed.

        • @Aceticon
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          211 months ago

          Yupes.

          My flight instructor just called it “a loop”.

  • ivanafterall
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    2811 months ago

    “Guys…I…I think we just drew a dick in the sky!! I COULD FEEL IT!” - One astute passenger nobody believed

  • @unskilledlabor
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    1611 months ago

    If they didn’t want pilots to draw dicks in the sky with multi-million dollar aircraft they wouldn’t make them so easy for pilots to draw.

  • @Lag
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    1011 months ago

    This also highlights where the pilot giggled.

  • @o_O
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    511 months ago

    I think He did it on purpose

    • @Pat12
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      4011 months ago

      not sure if you’re serious or not, lufthansa is germany’s main airline

      • stevedidWHAT
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        911 months ago

        Sweet, thanks man - I don’t live there so i wasn’t familiar

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          i think it’s one of the largest airlines in the world, their hub is Frankfurt iirc so they offer flights almost anywhere and if you connect it’s via Frankfurt

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa

      • @superfiercelink
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        011 months ago

        And they are a bag of dicks to work with too in my experience.

    • @Cold_Brew_Enema
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      2011 months ago

      It’s the thing you wash yourself with in the shower

      • @grue
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        1211 months ago

        No, that’s a loofah. A Lufthansa is what Nena was singing about 99 of.

          • @[email protected]
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            211 months ago

            No that’s a looftlighter. Lufthansa was the kid who got lost in the forest with his sister Luftgretel.

          • @Aceticon
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            211 months ago

            They’re all “air”-something in german.

  • @jafo
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    211 months ago

    Dude should get that looked at by a doctor.

  • @Prater
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    211 months ago

    Deserves a raise.