I call shenanigans AND Bravo Sierra
So the Greatest, Most Vitriolic debate online has been solved on MYTHBUSTERS.
Will an aeroplane placed upon a conveyor belt going the opposite direction and matched in speed to the belt be able to take off?
This is such a stupidly flawed attempt. The key is the plane remaining stationary. In NEITHER test, micro with an RC plane on a treadmill, or macro with an ultralight on a tarpaulin strip towed by Jamie's truck, was the plane's speed synced to the opposing speed of the belt. There was ALWAYS forward motion relative to the conveyor belt.
The Mythbusters test is busted.
The Aardvark is saddened. As such, he needed a picture of the Fireflash to cheer him up.