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Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora



Graydon wrote:
> 
> I think the whole glide/flap for power thing gets tangled in this; an
> organism doing attitude control and fall-retarding things *isn't*
> gliding, it's parachuting, and it'll do whatever it takes to get its
> attitude on impact right, because it has to get it right.

I've got a dumb question.  When the Concorde is landing, generating
extremely high CL by vortex lift over its delta wings at high AOA -- by
your definition, is it flying, or parachuting?