At 02:45 PM 2/16/99 +1100, you wrote:
>> the CIA proclaims that FLT800 fell from the apex of a
>> dramatic climb (and thus from rest)
>Even if it is no longer climbing, that does not mean at rest. It has
>considerable forward momentum: that was, and is, what generates the lift
>to get to that apex.
IAN: It's basic physics that when you throw a ball up and it reaches its apex, it is there at zero mph. Momentum and velocity are at zero at the apex. The noseless airframe would have expended it's forward momentum long before it even reached its peak, much less have kept it thereafter. The mathematical analysis of aerodynamics engineer Edward Zehr is agreed on by all on that matter, which is, the rate that it would stall, which both his static and dynamic flight models prove is within 5 seconds after the forward section broke away, which voids the 3,200 foot climb to 17,000.
Ed Zerh's math: http://www.angelfire.com/hi/TWA800/#zehr