Sunday, 12 June 2016
Commercial EMALS now Please!
A 747 taking off is best described as lighting a gas station on fire and flying it over your neighbourhood. EMALS for big jets would reduce fuel consumption by at least 10%. The fuel required to get a plane to lift speed far exceeds what it needs to cruise at altitude. I also image reuseabel hydrogen rocket boosters that drop off and fly home after a plane gets way up there.