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Posts tagged airliners

January 30, 2014

 

The underside of a commercial airliner taking off at sunset

Why Airliners Don’t Provide Emergency Parachutes

There are emergency exits, emergency slides, emergency air masks and emergency flotation devices. Why not parachutes too?

September 23, 2006

 

two pilots sitting in the cockpit

Airplane Navigation

How do modern-day pilots navigate their way at 35,000 feet?

September 15, 2005

 

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Flying through turbulence in an airplane is usually something of a nuisance; when that fasten-your-seatbelts sign comes on, you know you’re in for a bumpy ride. Here, we’ll learn how airplanes use technology to avoid turbulence in the air ahead, and about systems that can help make flying a smoother, and safer, experience. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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