Monthly Archives: June 2015

What happens when lightning strikes a plane?

Lightning strikes on aircraft are probably more common than you think, but they’re not dangerous. They usually strike one part of the plane and the current travels around the outside of the aircraft and exits into the atmosphere again at another exterior point. The aircraft essentially acts as what is known as a Faraday’s Cage. […]

Video – 787-9 Near Vertical Takeoff

From June 15 to 21, 2015, the Paris Airshow will take place giving aircraft manufacturers the chance to show off their current but more importantly their newest aircraft to hit the skies. Among these, Boeing will be demonstrating the latest version of their 787 line, the 787-9 which is a longer version of their entry […]