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.…

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.…

Understanding Plane Stress

Analyzing solid mechanics problems in three dimensions can be really hard work, and it can get very complicated very fast. Fortunately in a lot of cases there are some simplifications we can use to reduce a three-dimensional problem to a two dimensional, one making it much easier to solve. The two main simplifications which are…

Why Food Tastes Different On Planes

Ever look at the beverage cart on a plane and see it piled high with tomato juice? It’s not a common juice, like orange or apple. So why are so many people drinking it in flight? Put simply? Your taste changes while you’re in the air. And there’s a biological reason for that. If you…

10 Abnormally Large Airplanes That Actually Exist

When you think about it humans have been able to pull off some pretty impressive fees flight is one of them not [happier] Just making any old plane We’ve pushed the limits for the last century and built some truly impressive and terrifying creations from Cargo Planes to bombers to Insane-looking double-Decker Passenger liners the…

24 Hour First Class Plane Fort Challenge! 📦✈️ Tv, Gaming, Food & More!

we’re heading to catch our plane which means I think it’s time to make the world’s first plane pillow fort and do an overnight challenge alright guys so it looks like the plane just started moving and we are taking off this thing is going fast look at that it’s almost creepy it’s like mystia…