Re: Jet Engines above the wing: why not used?

From:         maxcue@aol.com (MaxCue)
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Date:         27 Apr 96 01:14:34 
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I'm only a student pilot at age 40, but have never heard why above-wing
engines are not used to increase lift; wouldn't the energy from fuel burn
add some lift if even at the expense of some forward thrust? Hope to hear
a response from one of you many aero professionals. Thanks, Dave Stone,
M.D. aka MaxCue@aol.com  (if anyone could ever figure out my screen name
it would probably be someone from this group...!)
MaxCue@aol.com