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if the earth is spinning at 1000mph then if someone flew a h

## if the earth is spinning at 1000mph then if someone flew a h

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if the earth is spinning at 1000mph then if someone flew a helicopter into the air and stay in spot, would the ground move?......

if the earth is spinning at 1000mph then if someone flew a helicopter into the air and stay in spot, would the ground move?

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F say: Of course not, otherwise you would be able to travel very quickly by just jumping up and down (500mph assuming you are in the air 50% of the time., at the equator).
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John P say: The speed of movement of the surface of Earth varies depending whether you measure it near the poles, or near the Equator, or anywhere in between. Near the poles it is just a few miles an hour, indeed at the equator around 1,000 mph.
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geezer say: No .. because the atmosphere moves with the earth.
If it didn't then we would experience 1000 winds .. all the time.
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Jesse say: I don't think helicopter stand at the same if earth is spinning a 1000 mph
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Zheia say: The helicopter already has momentum so it would not stay in the same spot but move with the earth's rotation.
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nineteenthly say: No, because it has the same momentum as the rest of the planet.
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Jeffrey K say: The helicopter doesn't stay in one spot. It is moving along with the ground. Newton's 1st law says an object in motion stays in motion.
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Ronald 7 say: The Atmosphere also spins with the Earth
Technically you can very easily stay still by letting the Atmosphere take you with it
You would need to counteract the Earth and Atmoshpere's spin to create that movement over the ground
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Tom say: No---the Helicopter when sitting on the ground, not to mention the air around it, is already moving 1000mph along with the Earth----so when the chopper lifts off , IT keeps pace with the Earth moving below it, so the Earth does NOT appear to be moving under it at all----unless it flys away to another location adding 60 mph or so.
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quantumclaustrophobe say: That means he'd have to fight a 1000mph wind to stay in that spot, and...no helicopter is going to be able to do that.
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Sezjusduccy say: You might be thinking - that airbourne that you could wait for the rotation of the earth I do think airlines take advantage of this but weather has more influence. Helicopters are limited jets are designed to have higher tolerances.
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JASON say: Yes they would. However, as both the earth and the helicopter are moving at that speed before it takes off, when the helicopter rises the helicopter continues to move at that speed along with the earth, thus appearing to stay hovering over the same place.
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Obama say: no bebecause there is no acceleration moron if the earth speed is constant everything will stay the same if the earth was spinning faster and faster or it suddenly stopped spinning then yes the helicopter would move but also we would all be dead please go back to middle schoool and learn physics
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Tom S say: This is asked often here, please study the concepts of inertia, and momentum.
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Old Man Dirt say: Aircraft in flight have two speeds:
1. Ground speed- speed relative to the movement on the ground.
2. Air speed- the speed at which they are moving through the air.
Just for back ground a air plane takes off into the wind because that increases it's air speed because air speed is equal to the ground speed plus the wind speed. Creating lift more lift then taking off with the wind.
To compound this air with a "wind speed" of zero would actually be going 1000 miles an hour in your example. This is because the wind speed is given relative to a fixed location on the earth. Now no known helicopter can fly at those speeds which are hypersonic.
But a aircraft flying a that speed at the equator might appear to be standing still. What makes this difficult is that in the atmosphere there are prevailing winds. Which are different according to altitude. I am pretty sure some aviation wizard could work out a situation under which a air craft could be stationary according to land movement and still be in flight.
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frank lynn say: Only if they can overcome the friction from the air. It's moving with the Earth too. But you already knew that.
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busterwasmycat say: The ground is moving at somewhere between 0 and about 1000 mph depending on where you are in latitude (and elevation above the rotational axis) so yes, the ground would move. The question is whether the helicopter would move with it. Of course, the earth is also moving around the sun, and the sun is moving through the galaxy, and so on.

Which brings me to ask for clarification about what you want to know. What do you really want to know? The ground will move whether or not it seems to move to us, watching. The helicopter will seem to move if it moves at a different rate than the ground, sure. We tend to judge movement of the smaller things relative to the larger things. We imagine the big thing to be unmoving, whether or not it is moving. Like how we think about the moon moving around the earth or the earth around the sun, or mosquitoes around us on a hot and humid evening.
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Joseph say: Next time you're riding a bus drop a ball to the floor while the bus is in motion and see what happens. Does the ball shoot to the back of the bus or does it fall straight down?

When you step outside do you get swept off your feet by 1000 mph wind? Of course not. That's because the air, and the helicopter hovering in the air, is moving at the same speed as the Earth.
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the internet say: That depends on what you mean by 'stay in spot'.

If you are on the moon, and you have a long stick and you duct tape the helicopter to the end of your stick so it won't move and really stay in place, and you bury your end of the stick deep in the moons rock, so the helicopter would really not move, then you would see that the helicopter stays still on the tip of your stick. Your mom standing next to the helicopter on earth would see the helicopter accelerate instantly and disappear at high velocity. (Depending on where on earth the helicopter was, between 0 and 1800 km/h)
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Petter say: No, it's like those flies in the airplanes... The air around the earth is also moving, so the chopper will move with it.
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Nikki say: wasn't that einstein's " frame drag theory ", that mass exerts a force on other mass?
the experiment was "' gravity probe B ".

reference:

Gravity Probe B (GP-B) was a satellite-based mission to test two unverified predictions of general relativity: the geodetic effect and frame-dragging. This was to be accomplished by measuring, very precisely, tiny changes in the direction of spin of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth satellite orbiting at 650 km (400 mi) altitude, crossing directly over the poles.

The satellite was launched on 20 April 2004 on a Delta II rocket.[4] The spaceflight phase lasted until 2005;[5] its aim was to measure spacetime curvature near Earth, and thereby the stress–energy tensor (which is related to the distribution and the motion of matter in space) in and near Earth. This provided a test of general relativity, gravitomagnetism and related models. The principal investigator was Francis Everitt.
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Jackolantern say: That is only at the equator. And the motion of the air is stuck with the motion of the earth. So, no. But if you were to be able to stand still with the earth spinning under you at 1,000 miles an hour, that means the air would be blowing against you at 1,000 miles an hour also! I don't think any helicopter could survive that.
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unknown1 say: This is a Gddamn crazy question. LOL
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drake say: When the helicopter is moving, it is moving with its own speed created by its engine plus the speed of rotation of earth beneath it. Subtracting the helicopters own speed from its engine from this overall speed of the helicopter leaves the helicopter with a speed equal to the speed of the earth beneath it. Try drawing vector arrows and adding them together for different scenarios of when the copter is moving against the earth's spin or with it. Every time the copter stops, (its speed is subtracted from the overall speed), the earth's speed is left over. Given the earth and the copter have the same resultant speed, the copter hovers over the ground.
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rohit say: No since the Helicopter is still experiencing the earth's gravitational force. By helicopter staying, you mean staying stationary relative to earth, that means actually, it is also moving with the earth 's rotation. For staying stationary to observe earth moving at 1000mph, the helicopter will actually have to move in the opposite direction at 1000mph, or escape the earth's gravitational force by moving away from earth with what is called escape velocity i.e, about 11.5 km/s or 7mps(miles per sec)
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Al say: no
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poldi2 say: The air moves with the Earth's rotation, so the helicopter would also move.
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CarolOklaNola say: No. The helicopter is moving at the SAME SPEED and direction and so is the air close to the ground. Yes the helicopter has to deal with the wind to hover over the same spot, BUT it already was moving at the same velocity as the ground.
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Lord Padawan say: That 1000mph is around our own axis so everything on earth spins with that same velocity. Since we all moving at that speed it seems that no one is moving at that speed.
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Riley say: No how would that make sense?
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Acetek say: actually yes. an airliner traveling a great distance does not point itself directly at the destination city and then fly there. They fly to where it will be do to the rotation of the Earth
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