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Why don’t airlines have parachutes for passengers?

In order to dive from an airliner you would need to be, in a stable altitude, at low air speed, and below about 12 000 ft (though skydiving is performed in 15000–18000 ft max). One more thing

Which is the best: Boeing or Airbus? Why?

Comparing Boeing and Airbus (which happen to be the two largest manufacturers of aircrafts in the world) is kind of like comparing who among BMW or Mercedes makes better cars (or the ever present android or iPhone

Why Airplanes Cannot Fly Over The Bermuda Triangle?

The human imagination tends to go into overdrive when confronted with clear evidence of consistent forces at play and no solid comprehension of what those forces really are – few places reveal this trait more than the

Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. Each design element of the plane basically solves a law of physics and is part

How to Land using the (ILS) Instrument Landing System.

Principle of operation An instrument landing system operates as a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision lateral and vertical guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway, using a combination of radio signals and, in many cases, high-intensity lighting arrays to