I admit i did checkup unlike trip who made out he said it was easy which is why i laughed at the end of my post. If you check the word on both of our posts it's def confirmation that we are both cheats. lol
The Mythbusters experiment was flawed as the conveyor did not move at the same speed as the thrust provided by the aircraft engine.
Imagine a car on a rolling road.
Now if that car is a plane and it isn't moving forward in space as the conveyor is moving as fast as the wheels are (powered by the thrust of the engine), will it take off?
Yup, I remember an episode on "Myth Busters" was on the very topic and they were able to actually physically prove the plane would be able to lift off.
I remembered because I ended up in a very lengthy conversation with an engineer here at work (who, as luck would have it is a pilot) about that show. He told me more about the subject than I cared to know.
Consider ourselves lucky he is not on this forum, or else he would've pushed the max characters allowed in a post explaining why it can Of course its like anything, if the conditions are right anything is possible.