Hotsie wrote:A plane is actually held up in the air because of the shape of the wings, wind rushes over and under depending on the angle to the oncoming air and thats what keeps it aloft. The engines just make sure that the plane moves through the air at a set speed.Heilan Coo...baby wrote:
2) Despite having made 4 transatlantic trips in the last year and a half, I'm still fucking terrified of flying. There's just something about all those tonnes of metal being held up in the air by only two engines that unsettles me.
Sorry to be a smartie pants.
Nice post though!
The engines actually give the thrust that allows the plane to be moving at a fast enough speed to get the lift in the first place.
If you'd like to prove me wrong, sit on a plane without engines and see how long it is before you take off.