April 30, 2014

How much turbulence can a plane take?

If you’re a nervous flier, then this video will help. It shows the rigorous testing of the plane’s wings before it takes its first flight.

Boeing put this 777 wing through 150% more than the strongest turbulence it will encounter until it eventually snapped. You can even see the ripple effect of the wing test on the fuselage. But you can rest assured, no amount of scary turbulence is going to bring your plane down!

Have a look at the test here:

And if that doesn’t satisfy you completely, here is my 5 Things You Need To Know About Turbulence blog >>>

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