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…

What a Triangle Above Your Plane Seat Means

Many of us think Flying is a great way to travel, but things can get dull if you wind up stuck on the tarmac waiting for takeoff. While you’re sitting there wondering if it would’ve taken any longer just to drive, you might notice a little triangular sticker above your window. Now, if you’ve never…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Over the Pacific Ocean

You know, making all these videos is pretty exhausting work. What I need is a vacation. Somewhere far away, preferably exotic, and must be exciting! Korea? Or maybe Japan? Great food, fantastic culture, plenty of ways to embarrass myself by misunderstanding the local customs. What’s not to love? But I noticed something strange while booking…

That’s Why It’s So Cold on a Plane

I normally enjoy air travel. There are only a few things about it that I don’t care for. And if you manage to forget about having to spend hours stuffed into a cramped seat with some kid kicking your seat back, my only remaining issue is how low the temperatures in the passenger cabin usually…

Drone safety rules – flying for fun

Australians love their drones. In fact, there are more drones being flown above backyards, parks, and beaches than ever before. More drones in the sky means it’s important that we all understand the rules that keep you and others around you safe, on the ground and in the air. Here are the rules that you…

10 Most Mysterious PLANE Disappearances

HYBRID LIBRARIAN presenta… LAS 10 DESAPARICIONES DE AVIONES NO RESUELTAS MÁS MISTERIOSAS La historia de la aviación está llena de desapariciones extrañas que permanecen entre los grandes misterios no resueltos hasta hoy… VUELO PIA 404 1989 El vuelo 404 de Pakistan International Airlines fue un vuelo doméstico de Gilgit a Islamabad en Pakistán. El avión…

New Russian forward-swept wing training plane SR-10.

MODERN AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES FLYING TESTS OF THE PLANE SR-10 -Allowing to perform the flight? -Performing flight allowed. -What is the lowest clouds edge? -Lowest edge – 550 meters. -Step 3. Speed 300. -Execute. -Tell me wind speed and direction. -Wind speed – 3 meters per second. Direction – west. -Flaps are extended. Allow to go…

What Each Sound on an Airplane Means

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…

What Each Noise You Hear on a Plane Means

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…

America’s Insane Plan for Nuclear Powered Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by CuriosityStream, watch over 2,400 documentaries for free for 31 days at curiositystream.com/realengineering. Some crazy things happened during the Cold War. Dogs were put into orbit, bears were fired out of supersonic jets, and humans landed on the moon. Needless to say, humans were going through…