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. 

11 comments:

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Glide with the engine on, right?

Anna-Alina said...

Never heard about it, very interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

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

Martha said...

Good to know!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Harlynn said...

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

Red said...

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

Kirk said...

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

Jen said...

This is really interesting and good to know.

Huggybear said...

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

vaiybora said...

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

หนังออนไลน์