Monthly Archives: January 2016

Turbulence – Could The Wings Snap Off In It?

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You’re in a window seat looking out at the wing as the plane flies through turbulence and can see the wing-tip bouncing up and down and you think – what’s to stop the wing snapping off? You’ll be glad to know that it’s practically impossible for that to occur. Why? Well, the wings aren’t just […]

Parachutes For Passenger Planes

Ever wish that if your passenger plane got into trouble you could just fire an ejector seat and parachute to safety? Well a Ukrainian inventor has gone one step further. Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich has spent the last 3 years working on a design for an aircraft with a detachable cabin that, in an emergency situation, could be safely ejected […]