Fort et al. (2010) have written another useful article on flow characteristics generated by axial high speed impellers. I agree with the authors that the knowledge of flow patterns is crucial for developing reliable design procedures for instance, for mixing and blending (Baldyga and Bourne, 1997; Nienow, 1997; Ranade et al., 1991), for solid suspension (Raghva Rao et al., 1988; Zwietering, 1958), for gas induction (Joshi and Sharma, 1977) and bioreactions where controlled shear is important (Joshi et al., 1996). With this context, the work of Fort et al. (2010) needs some clarification and further extension.