Everything We Know About The Private Planes Of World Leaders

It’s no secret that the world’s top leaders travel in style. Just look at this $500 million flying fortress or the $1.5 billion fleet for the Qatar royal family. But while these planes’ aesthetics may seem a bit much, the aircraft are actually built for utility. Their job? To protect heads of states while they…

Why Planes Can’t Move in Reverse

I was flying to San Diego the other day, and after having nestled into my window seat, I started to watch the other airplanes taxiing around. And suddenly, I realized that I’d never seen a single plane moving backward on it’s own . So, the question was, “Can airplanes actually move in reverse?” Despite what…

Why Wings Don’t Fall Off Planes

Wings. Ah those delicious Buffalo style chicken wings. I actually had those in Buffalo. Just love em! Especially when they’re hot and spicy! You…uh ‘scuse me. Oh, not that kind of wing? The airplane kind? Got it. Alright — let’s start over shall we? Even if you don’t know anything else about airplanes, you know…

How Planes Are Able To Land On Water

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 flew into a flock of Canadian geese shortly after taking off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The plane lost all engine power while flying over Manhattan. Their options? Attempt to land on the Hudson River or crash into one of the densest cities in the US. Clip:…

Why Planes Are So Loud Inside

So…you’ve just taken your seat on board your airliner, and your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and you just can’t shake your anxiety. That’s okay – a ton of people are nervous flyers! You’ll probably be paying extra close attention to every sensation and sound during your flight. Stay with me: there are…

Why Plane Tires Don’t Explode On Landing

If you dropped a watermelon at 170 mph, it would be a mess. Strap over 500,000 pounds to its back and it would be, well, nothing. But airplane tires manage that impact every day, without incident. They’re made to withstand hitting the pavement at extreme speeds, all while supporting an entire commercial jet. Don’t think…

Mitsubishi Zero, P51s, Corsair at Planes of Fame Air Museum

We’re at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino California. We’ve heard some great things about the museum and we love air museums. We wanted to come down today to check it out and go through to see all of their displays. [engine buzzing] We’re in the fliables hangar and this is a B-25 Mitchell…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Over Himalayas

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see the tallest mountain on the planet from an airplane window? Just imagine yourself nestled in your seat, sipping on a coffee and admiring that snow covered mountain peak! The only problem is that planes don’t fly over Mount Everest, or the Himalayan range, for that matter. But why? To…

Plane Crash Leads To Unbelievable Survival Story

Imagine you and some of your best buddies are traveling by plane to what you think will be a weekend to remember. Suddenly you experience some bad turbulence, but it’s nothing you haven’t felt before. Then it gets worse. The plane drops through the sky, luggage falls from above. You grab hold of the seat…

Why Planes Can’t Reverse

I was flying to San Diego the other day, and after having nestled into my window seat, I started to watch the other airplanes taxiing around. And suddenly, I realized that I’d never seen a single plane moving backward on it’s own . So, the question was, “Can airplanes actually move in reverse?” Despite what…