Re: Nose high during cruise?

From:         pmc@merit.edu (Philip M. Chuang)
Organization: University of Michigan
Date:         11 Mar 94 00:56:49 PST
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> On many flights on jet airliners, I have noticed that during cruise the 
> aircraft appears to maintain a nose-up pitch angle.

This is especially true for ultra-long-range cruise.
I read in FLIGHT International that Cathay Pacific
took this into account and adjusted their engine nacelles
of their long-range 747's 2 degrees downward, and
manageed to save fuel burn and increase the payload-
range of these planes.  They call it POD-NOD.