Could someone please explain to me what the wires are for that you often see on private jets that run from the top of the fuselage to the tail? What is being transmitted by the wire?
I think I've also seen them on King Airs.
I tried google but couldn't find the answer.
For example, such a wire is visible in this picture:http://flightaware.com/photos/view/2297-53831c837dbb404f7d09b0b1116a9e88c3f62e9e/aircraft/N883RP/sort/votes/page/1
Hi the wire you are discribing, is very likely a High Frequency ( HF) Antenna.
A HF is a reqirement when doing an Ocean crossing flight, that is out of RADAR and VHF voice out of range.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!