Undertoad Saturday Nov 8 11:33 AM
11/8/2003: Prop plane in wet air effect
plthijinx Saturday Nov 8 01:28 PM
that is an awesome pic! not very often (ok, never) do you get to see the "spiraling slipstream" off of props!
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Nov 8 03:25 PM
Looks like water trailing off the end of the flaps too, for some reason.
quzah Sunday Nov 9 06:13 AM
Elspode Sunday Nov 9 07:54 PM
I'm guessing that the air was supersaturated, and that the water flashed instantly into vapor inside the low pressure area in the wake of the prop tips (and also the lower pressure behind the trailing edge of the flap corner).
tjennings Monday Nov 10 10:50 AM
I love that effect. You see it quite often in pictures of prop planes on aircraft carriers. I've also seen a little vortice like that develop behind the rear wing of a Formula One car on a very humid day.
CharlieG Monday Nov 10 01:41 PM
I used to go watch the jets land at LGA - I saw vortex condensation lots of times
r9703410 Monday Nov 10 02:20 PM
Talk about a BIG plane!
CharlieG Monday Nov 10 02:44 PM
C-130 is a short haul medium lift plane. Of course it can take off and land in places that a 747, C-17 or C-5 wouldn't even think of trying - It holds the record as the largest plane to take off and land on a carrier deck (sea trials on the USS Forestall) - I also think it now holds the record for airplane longest in production (I _THINK_ it beat the AN-2 a few years back)
breakingnews Monday Nov 10 03:18 PM
Really cool pic.