3 months ago 3 months ago “Here is my paper on aerodynamics” by Staff 3 months ago3 months ago Post PaginationPrevious PostPreviousNext PostNextLike it? Share with your friends! 54 54 points Shivers That’s a great way to teach. Daemonius ELI5 Aidan Weiss-Rice Some say he’s still keeping it afloat to this day Das Puggy The Aerial Stig MrPotato Ashamed to say i don’t understand how the plane is staying up Ashen witchcraft, obviously Richard Rejmer It’s called “ground effect”. . When planes come close to the ground, they experience increased lift, and in some cases have to actually force the plane down more to make contact with the runway. . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_(aerodynamics) Or in this case, when a sheet of paper (cardboard?) comes close to a paper glider. Zund Additionally the sheet of paper is scooping the air in front of it and pushing it up creating extra lift. Raedwulf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Transat_Flight_236 MrPotato This makes sense! There is nowhere for the high pressure air to go so it almost forms a cushion underneath the plane. Thank you!!