“Coffin Corner” – Aerodynamic Ceiling Explained

“Coffin Corner” – Aerodynamic Ceiling Explained

An interesting occurrence, related to Mach number, occurs at high altitudes in the troposphere, called ‘coffin corner’. If you are having visions of some deadly myth as scary as flying into the Bermuda triangle, fear not…

What is Mach number and why do jet aeroplanes use it?

What is Mach number and why do jet aeroplanes use it?

True, if you are flying a low powered, single engine piston aeroplane, then Mach is not something you often consider, however, it is a really cool sounding aviation word, and understanding what it is all about, will certainly expand your knowledge base.