Why Planes Don’t Fly in Extreme Heat

“Flight 503 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.” That might come as a shocker when you’re sitting in the departure lounge looking at the gorgeous bright sunny weather outside. If there’s not a raincloud or snowstorm in sight, then what gives? Oh yeah, planes can’t fly in extreme heat! In the summer of…

Racing Against the Odds in a WWII Plane

(airplane propellers starting) (dramatic music) – It’s absolutely deafening inside this cockpit. You have an engine that is screaming loud in front of you. The cockpit’s 140 degrees inside. Everything is shaking, vibrating in its own different way. Why would you wanna do something like this? Bottom line is every pilot wants to go fast.…

Why There Are No Parachutes on Passenger Planes

Our world is like a great kettle, filled with strange theories and ordinary knowledge, seasoned with exciting discoveries. And some diced carrots. Kind of a big existential stew, if you get me. For example: recently, I discovered the existence of special, super-big parachutes… for airplanes! It got me thinking: if even an airplane can have…

HomeMade Electric Airplane

Wow! Look at all those batteries! What do you think Lucky? Oh wait your name’s Toby not lucky. So check it out look at all these batteries Previously we did fly the airplane once in another video you guys may have seen it in the past That’s well we technically “flew” the airplane, I mean…

How Someone Stole a Plane Without Breaking Federal Law

This video was was made possible by CuriosityStream. When you sign up with the link in the description, you’ll also get access to Nebula, the streaming video platform that Wendover is a part of. Hello everybody and welcome to a Half as Interesting episode where we’ll be doing something a little different: talking about planes.…

How Such Small Tires Can Land a Huge Plane

Airplanes are mysterious things: unimaginably heavy metal giants soaring through the sky, jam-packed not only with people but also all kinds of electronic gizmos, and overhead bins stuffed with their oversized luggage – and perhaps children. No not really. What confuses me the most however, is the airplanes tires. Yeah really. I mean, look at…

That’s Actually Why Planes Fly Right Into a Hurricane

Your seatbelt is locked tight. There is nothing you can see through the plane’s window except massive clouds torn apart by frightening winds. On a normal flight, you would already start to panic, but it’s a hurricane flight and your plane is going straight into the eye of the storm. Lucky you! Hurricane flights are…

Plane Spotting at London City Airport July 2019 inc Flybe

BA Embraer ERJ G-LCYT BA4464 to Dublin (DUB) Alitalia Embraer ERJ EI-RNE AZ219 to Milan (LIN) Flybe Dash 8 G-JEDT BE1404 from Dusseldorf (DUS) BA Embraer ERJ G-LCYD BA3234 from Essen (ESS) BA Embraer ERJ G-LCYO BA8482 from Faro (FAO) BA Embraer ERJ G-LCYJ to Malta (MLA) Tap Express Embraer ERJ CS-TPV taxi Loganair SAAB…

We Don’t See Stars from a Plane for a Simple Reason

If you’re on an overnight flight, you might have been looking forward to a gorgeous, clear view of the stars! That’s the whole reason you booked that window seat, right? But when night falls, you look out your window, and…no stars! They’re obviously still there…so what’s going on here?? Well there are a few reasons…