Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flight

Engineers at MIT have developed a new model to simulate dynamic soaring, and have used it to identify the optimal flight pattern that an albatross should take in order to harvest the most wind and energy. They found that as an albatross banks or turns to dive down and soar up, it should do so in shallow arcs, keeping almost to a straight, forward trajectory.

Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flight

The albatross is one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world. One species, the wandering albatross, can fly nearly 500 miles in a single day, with just an occasional flap of its ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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How the albatross can fly 500 miles with just a few flaps

MIT researchers have developed a model to simulate albatross flight, and have used it to identify the optimal flight pattern that an albatross should take in order to harvest the most wind ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

The secret to the albatrossí sustained flight: staying crosswind at all times

The bird can effortlessly travel up to 500 miles in a single day just by occasionally flapping its formidable wings.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from ZME Science

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