From: email@example.com (Philip M. Chuang) Organization: University of Michigan Date: 11 Mar 94 00:56:49 PST References: 1 2
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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.