Daily Archives: November 17, 2012

Flying Without Flapping: The Wandering Albatross and the Mechanics of Dynamic Soaring

Imagine a plane able to travel immense distances with no propulsion save the power of the wind. Such a capability, though unfathomable to most humans, has already been realized by the natural world in the unique capabilities of the Wandering Albatross. Without even flapping their wings, Wandering Albatross can travel 500-600 miles in a single […]