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Old 09-05-2017, 08:32 AM   #44  
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Originally Posted by UAL T38 Phlyer View Post
A heavy, moderate to high-frequency buffet, unlike anything else you would experience in flying.

Those who have flown high-performance military aircraft would know exactly what it feels like.
Maybe, maybe not. What the wing experiences is fairly close to the pilot experience in a fairly rigid tactical airplane. Big airplanes are different as you have a harmonic frequency for the fuselage that has its own mode. For example, on the A330 you would actually see +/- up to 2.0 g at a frequency of 2-4hz. Not like a stall in any tactical airplane. This is coupled around a baseline of 0.5 g due to the descent, of course. There is also an induced lateral mode, figure +/- 0.6g,so you have a combination far outside most pilots experience.
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