In pure statistical terms, it's more dangerous to drive a car than to fly on a plane but it's easy to see why the public often assumes otherwise car accidents may happen every day across the us, but many of them are minor with little or no injury airplane crashes, on the other hand, can be catastrophic,. We know you have a choice of podcasts when you listen, and we want to thank you for choosing us this is episode no 249, originating out of wnyc studios in there are so many urban myths and conspiracy theories and all these ideas people have about airlines and flying, so many of which are wrong. These days, there are statutory 'safety margins' in terms of the amount of fuel carried by planes any commercial flight bound for bermuda today would have enough fuel on board to divert to florida if need be, 700 miles away that wasn't the case in the 1940s these were dangerous planes at the best of times, operating at.
Busting these super-common airplane myths will no doubt make you feel safer every time you fly fact is, a commercial aircraft door can't be opened during a flight, according to dan boland, airline pilot and founder of holidayers travel website doing so would require no danger of being sucked out. Most of us take human flight for granted we board a plane in one city, get off in another, and rarely think about the scientific laws and incredible technology that make the in-between possible flying through turbulence, or experiencing a bumpy landing is like getting caught off-guard by a pop quiz you didn't.
Captain dave thomas revealed the answers to common plane safety questions and debunks many flying myths +6 why do commercial airplanes fly at 36,000 feet captain thomas says: 'flying on modern commercial jet aircraft is now incredibly safe and has been getting safer over the years. Smith was using a consumer-grade pointer the fbi looks unkindly towards anyone using a commercial model (though legal to own, they're not (if someone is pointing it at planes, officials can dispatch a helicopter to see if they can get a “hit” from the attacker) some lawmakers want to see pointers.
Given such advances, pilotless commercial flight is overdue, argues cummings civilian uavs could easily and profitably be deployed to survey infrastructure and carry cargo, she points out and there's no reason why software, alone or perhaps in conjunction with a quickly mobilized ground controller,. As is typical of commercial flights today, the pilots didn't have all that much to do during the hour-long trip in race against the machine, a 2011 e-book on the economic implications of computerization, the mit researchers erik brynjolfsson and andrew mcafee argue that google's driverless car and ibm's watson are.
Bermuda triangle is a strange triangular area on the atlantic ocean where many ships sailing through it or planes flying over it have apparently disappeared many theories, controversies and counter arguments have come up over the years challenging the mysteries that created fear psychosis among people since ages. American aircraft carrier uss carl vinson is travelling to the korean pensinula photo: ap however, the us general's claim seems misleading, given north korea is believed to be years away from having an intercontinental missile with a nuclear warhead even if north korea eventually gets to that point,.
The reality is every aircraft is designed with several levels of redundancy in every system, and the autopilot is no exception all medium to large commercial passenger aircraft have two, sometimes three, separate autopilot computers, each of which can fly the airplane on their own and even if that fails,. Myth: helicopters will drop like a rock when the engine shuts down in fact, you have a better chance at surviving in a helicopter when the engine fails than you do in an airplane helicopters are designed specifically to allow pilots to have a reasonable chance of landing them safely in the case where the.
Uncover a link between art, science and global communication: glass. Driverless trains and cars are already with us – but how soon before pilotless airliners the biggest challenge even helicopters can be pilotless, like the k- max, which is as big as a standard helicopter, and delivers aid supplies with stunning precision to dangerous locations aeroplane accidents are rare.