Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fact of the Day: Plane Safe

All planes are capable of gliding through the air. If by some freak accident that all engines fail, they could still make it to a nearby airport. Even during a regular flight, a plane often glides to conserve fuel. 

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  1. Glide with the engine on, right?

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    1. Student pilots have to cut the engine, glide and then start the engine again!

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  2. Never heard about it, very interesting!

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  3. I'll take your word for it while I stand on the ground

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  4. I kind of feel stupid for not knowing this. It's like pinewood derby, it speeds or slows based on shape.
    A plane...has wings...a shape...to glide.
    Interesting simplicity, haha

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  5. All the same, I'd prefer they keep the engines going.

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  6. This is really interesting and good to know.

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  7. Red is correct.......it is essential that pilots go through all the possible scenarios.
    Many a time flying in PNG in the 60's, I was on a small plane and the engines were shut off for no other reason I suspect than to give me "heart flutters". Actually the sensation is similar to being in a glider.
    Colin

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  8. Thank for your very good article! i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!

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