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Can a hovering helicopter travel half the globe in 12 hours? [duplicate]

Suppose we have a helicopter that is able to stay stationary in flight for extended periods of time. If such a helicopter stayed at point A in the sky for 12 hours straight, would it reach the other ...
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If I jump will I land in the same spot? [duplicate]

If I were to jump one meter in the air and hang for one second, would I fall back down in the same spot or would the earth rotate ever so slightly under me, causing me to land a short distance away ...
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How come the atmosphere moves with Earth? [duplicate]

now, I have read a lot of explanations on that but still can't really understand why it would happen so if you can give some examples for a such a thing happening. I mean lets say gravity attracts the ...
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Vertical Travelling - Taking Advantage of Earth's Rotation [duplicate]

As per our current scientific knowledge the earth rotates on its axis and it rotates at a speed of 1670 kilometers/hour. This decreases by the cosine of your latitude so that at a latitude of 45 ...
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Earth is rotating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the atmosphere rotate along with the earth? If i take off from land on a helicopter straight above the earth surface to a certain height and stay there for few mins/...
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Sideways motion between a vertical launch from a planet and landing [duplicate]

I saw a video some days ago (Hello Kitty in Space) of a schoolgirl successfully launching a balloon into space which later popped and landed ~47 km from launch site. If I vertically launch an object (...
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Earth's rotation and a helicopter [duplicate]

Imagine a helicopter that took off from point A on the ground and goes vertically in the air to a certain fixed point B in the atmospheric area at a certain fixed altitude with enough fuel to stay ...
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Does a helicopter that simply hovers remain in the same spot on earth? [duplicate]

Ignoring statistical variation in wind, will a helicopter that only applies force perpendicular to a perfectly sphere earth remain in the exact same spot relative to the earth? I am arguing with ...
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What will happen if a helicopter flew still? [duplicate]

I discussed this question with some of my friends. I was given many solutions. Please provide me the exact solution for this problem. If a helicopter flew still in the same position for some hours, ...
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Does the ground beneath a levitating object change due to the rotation of the earth? [duplicate]

I don't know whether this question pertains to physics. But anyways, here goes... If I were to hover 1m above the ground in a helicopter, would the ground below me change after 1 hr due to the ...
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Inertia over an airplane [duplicate]

When an airplane is traveling, it moves at the same speed as the earth does due to inertia, but since, the plane is not directly touching the globe, how does is the speed of the earth is associated ...
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Vertically move in a helicopter to go somewhere on Earth [duplicate]

Is it possible to go from point A to point B (which are on same latitude) by hovering above A and wait till the earth rotates to point B below and then come down vertically? I believe there would be ...
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Does the rotation of the earth dramatically affect airplane flight time?

Say I'm flying from Sydney, to Los Angeles (S2LA), back to Sydney (LA2S). During S2LA, travelling with the rotation of the earth, would the flight time be longer than LA2S on account of Los Angeles ...
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The Earth is spinning, so why don't we jump and land on a different location?

I know there are similar questions on StackExchange but I think it is different and detailed. The earth is spinning 465 meters/second so why don't we jump and land on a different location? I googled ...
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How is it that the Earth's atmosphere is not “blown away”?

The Earth moves at a high rate of speed around the Sun, and the solar system is moving quickly around the Milky Way. How is it that the Earth's atmosphere is not “blown away”?

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