Airplane Flight Disproved The Globe Model

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If the Earth were truly a sphere 25,000 miles in circumference, airplane pilots would have to constantly correct their altitudes downwards so as to not fly straight off into “outer space;” a pilot wishing to simply maintain their altitude at a typical cruising speed of 500 mph, would have to constantly dip their nose downwards and descend 2,777 feet (over half a mile) every minute! Otherwise, without compensation, in one hour’s time the pilot would find themselves 31.5 miles higher than expected.

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  1. That’s not how planes work, as they get higher up there’s less air, therefore less fuel would light and gravity pulls them down all the time, the actually would constantly dip down due to airflow, correct meet if I’m wrong

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