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CF-18 High pitch angle

Dana381

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The photo in this article shows a CF-18 escorting a B-52. The CF-18 is at a significant pitch up angle. Is the CF-18 flying straight and level with the Buff or is the photo catching the CF-18 while ascending?

If the CF-18 is flying level then what kind of airspeed would require such a high pitch up? I am assuming the faster it goes the less pitch up neede for level flight.

Would any of our resident fighter pilots be interested in shedding some light on this fo me?

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Dana 🍻
 

Dana381

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Really, does the angle of attack flatten out as speed increases or is it pretty constant? I guess I just assumed that unless it was close to stall it would be less.
 

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Really, does the angle of attack flatten out as speed increases or is it pretty constant? I guess I just assumed that unless it was close to stall it would be less.
Generally, the slower you go, the higher the required AoA will be in order to maintain a given altitude.

Disclaimer: I'm not a fighter pilot
 
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