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…

The Main Reason Why Planes Get Delayed

You know this feeling of frustration when you’re about to fly to some exotic country for an unforgettable vacation, and then suddenly see that your flight is delayed? Or worse, you’re going to an extremely important business meeting, and a delay in your flight ruins it! I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda interested…

KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM 14 | JACK’S JET FIGHTER | My Favourite Plane So Far

top of the morning to ya laddies my name is jack septic eye and welcome back to the little Kerbal space program best cutiest little they’re not guiding anything they’re just standing there flicking around their wands like lazy bastards okay we’re going to build a jet today i was contemplating whether I would do…

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…

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…