Coffin corner, it’s a thing
Okay, one last coffin corner joke! If I remember correctly, we already discussed what the coffin corner is, and that they don’t use the term correctly in the new Top Gun movie. But just in case you’re not familiar with the term, HERE’s a link to the Wikipedia article. I’m probably butchering the explanation, but the short version is: The higher you fly, the lower the air density. Lower air density means 1) a higher stall speed (the speed you need to be above for the airplane not to drop out of the sky) and 2) a lower Mach number (the “sound barrier” where aerodynamics change and a non-supersonic aircraft would also fall out of the sky). If you fly high enough, those speeds you can’t go under or over get closer and the “coffin corner” is where those two “lines” intersect.
The stuff you learn as a comic artist … 🙂