# The Flat Earth Society

## Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Community => Topic started by: Avery on February 14, 2020, 07:06:35 AM

Title: Will it be more difficult to fly to the east?
Post by: Avery on February 14, 2020, 07:06:35 AM
The earth has rotated eastward at a speed of more than 1600 kilometers per hour, but the plane speed is only 800 kilometers per hour. So will it be difficult for the plane to fly to the east? I'm really confuse   ???
Title: Re: Will it be more difficult to fly to the east?
Post by: iamcpc on February 14, 2020, 09:11:08 PM
The earth has rotated eastward at a speed of more than 1600 kilometers per hour, but the plane speed is only 800 kilometers per hour. So will it be difficult for the plane to fly to the east? I'm really confuse   ???

In the RE model the earth rotates. In many FE models  the earth does not rotate.

In the RE spinning on an axis earth model the answer is no with the video below explaining why:
In the FE rotating model the answer is no with the video below explaining the physics why:

In the FE non rotating earth model the answer is no because the earth does not rotate.
Title: Re: Will it be more difficult to fly to the east?
Post by: CJO on March 06, 2020, 10:32:02 AM
The answer is it doesn't matter what way u fly.  It's called inertia.  We are all rotating 1600 km per hour.  Us. The atmosphere. Everything.  It's like throwing something in a car. When traveling 60 mph.   The speed does not have any effect on what u throw because everything's moving 60 mph.  Gravity is the only force that has to be overcome to move objects of any size.  That and atmospheric conditions.
Title: Re: Will it be more difficult to fly to the east?
Post by: Tumeni on March 06, 2020, 10:48:11 AM
If you presume the globe Earth (or more precisely, a point upon it) to be moving 1600km/h, then you have to presume the atmosphere is generally doing the same, at approximately the same rotational rate, and hence linear rate.

If it were presumed to not do this, there would be permanent 1600km/h wind at your chosen location. In one direction. All the time.
Title: Re: Will it be more difficult to fly to the east?
Post by: TomInAustin on March 06, 2020, 06:15:38 PM
The earth has rotated eastward at a speed of more than 1600 kilometers per hour, but the plane speed is only 800 kilometers per hour. So will it be difficult for the plane to fly to the east? I'm really confuse   ???

The only time I know of that the rotation affects flight is space flight, you get a boost launching eastward.