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Old 03-12-2006, 02:11 AM
NoelG NoelG is offline
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K, on this topic: so many wasted words for such a simple question. When conducting mind experiments, one doesn't worry the mechanics. Thus, Einstein could hop on a train that could approach the speed of light, etc.

The simple and obvious answer to the OP is: Given that a treadmill can be constructed to keep the plane stationary, the plane will not take off. No lift is being generated, lift coming from airflow over the wings. QED.