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Discorde
27th Oct 2018, 15:40
For passengers interested in what goes on 'up front' in their aerial transports, the third edition of 'How Airliners Fly' by Julien Evans has just been released by Crowood Press.

radar101
28th Oct 2018, 07:54
a little knowledge is a dangerous thing - I''ll stay ignorant. It's all black magic anyway

PDR1
28th Oct 2018, 09:47
Just as long as it keeps to the published myths about hydrostatic pressure and circulation - we can't have the public learning the truth about lift demons and thrust pixies because it would make them nervous.

PDR

Final 3 Greens
28th Oct 2018, 09:49
It's all done by noise.

The pilots set 120dB to take off and climb, 100dB to cruise and 70dB to descend and land.

PDR1
28th Oct 2018, 09:51
It's all done by noise.

The pilots set 120Db to take off and climb, 100Db to cruise and 70Db to descend and land.

A theory supported by the Jaguar, whose throttles only influence audio output...

PDR

RedhillPhil
28th Oct 2018, 13:32
It's all done by compressed doncha know?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1M7oPjlSDg

dook
28th Oct 2018, 13:45
A theory supported by the Jaguar, whose throttles only influence audio output...

Yet another Jaguar basher who hasn't been near one.

DaveReidUK
28th Oct 2018, 14:06
A poster with a dour sense of humour. :O

Herod
28th Oct 2018, 22:38
Come to Cosford Museum and we'll show you it's all caused by ping-pong balls.

S.o.S.
29th Oct 2018, 01:41
I greatly appreciate this 'Cheer up S.o.S.' thread and a happy Monday morning to you all.

Discorde
8th Apr 2019, 18:17
Readers of 'How Airliners Fly' enquiring about the B737 Max 8 situation are being directed to the link below:

Boeing 737 Max 8 problems (https://steemrok.com/MCASv2.pdf)

air pig
8th Apr 2019, 21:25
Unless it's a helicopter and they are that ugly the earth repels them.

Herod
9th Apr 2019, 07:37
Unless it's a helicopter and they are that ugly the earth repels them.

Not quite right. Helicopters (NOT hecipleters) are actually like bumble bees. Aerodynamically impossible, but being ignorant of that fact, fly anyway.

Ancient Observer
9th Apr 2019, 12:33
Planes fly extremely well, whatever the science.

Their problems arise in 2 areas.
1. Human beings that design them, build them and fly them.
2. The ground.

Herod
9th Apr 2019, 22:41
Try to stay in the middle of the air. Don't go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognised by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea and interstellar space.

It is much more difficult to fly there.

Bullethead
9th Apr 2019, 23:51
This is the truth!


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/499x327/how_planes_fly_d41fc95d4825da6d5910920e0f5622359981edfe.jpg

1DC
10th Apr 2019, 21:47
My six year old grand daughter was telling me how lucky she was when she flew to Lanzarote on holiday because the aeroplane hit a cloud and bumped about a bit but managed to stay up in the air and get to the runway at the airport..

PAXboy
11th Apr 2019, 00:47
She is correct. Those clouds can be dashed hard, they have done a good P.R. job with all their fluffy looks but, once you get in amongst them? They change their tune.