Experts Reveal All About Air Travel
No matter how often or little we fly, there is always a wonder of air travel never ceases to astound us. Here we ask the experts – cabin crew, pilots and airline execs – to explain everything we’ve always wanted to know about planes and to give us the inside scoop on what happens behind the scenes…scroll through the slides.
How does a plane actually stay up?
Founder of Stratajet and former commercial pilot Jonny Nicol says planes stay up by creating lift with their wings.
“What causes lift is introducing a shape [the plane] into the airflow, this curves the streamlines and introduces pressure changes. The lower pressure on the upper surface [of the wings] and higher pressure on the lower surface