FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1976 posts, RR: 26 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
When I was on the plane, I closed the window blind because I don't like to look at the engines. The engines are shaking all the time and also even the wings bend up. It makes me so worried too much. Then I really hate to look the engines shaking!
FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
That has to be one of the funniest things I have heard in awhile. Not to be sadistic or anything, but if turbulence if going to rip off the engines then (1) you've got a lot more to worry about and (2) they are going to fall off with or without your window shade open. Like they say, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight. Most importantly......R E L A X.
SJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2154 times:
Next time you see a wing flexing, or an engine wobbling, consider this a good thing. At the speed you are going, if those engines and wings weren't given a little grace point to bend and flex, they would rip right off. If you ever go under the wing of an aircraft and right where it meets the fuselage, look at the seam...there's a gel or rubber like substance that is meant for leway during turbulence. Same with the engines. And trust me...those wings and engines can flex a ton before breaking off, a sight you will probably not see. Happy Flying!
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
I like looking at the engines too! They won't fall off. I remember when I was on a America West flight and there was turburlence and the wing was shaking and I thought it was cool though. They have the stuff bolted down so that won't happen.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
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ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
That is all very normal, although I can understand why it bothers you. We don't normally see structures that flex even though they are all around us in the form of buildings that sway in the wind, bridges that expand and contract and shock absorbers on our cars that respond to bumps in the road. I'm glad that it doesn't dissuade you from flying.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2033 times:
The first time I flew on a turboprop that I could remember, I was still a little apprehensive about flying, I didn't want to look at the prop just in case I saw it and it wasn't moving, something reasurring about not looking at it. False sense of security maybe?
One thing is for certain, if you don't like the engines wobbling and the wings flexing, don't fly on an A330!!!!!
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1867 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 1979 times:
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I like to have a seat that has a good view of the front fan of the engine, then when the pilots pull back the throttles mid-air, I can look at the fan, still see it spinning and know it's just a speed reduction
ExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
The engines are shaking all the time and also even the wings bend up.
Not to mention those gremlins on the wings...
Seriously, my brother once told me that in the old United Stretch DC-8's, the flight attendants made sure several sets of center aisle curtains had to be shut during flight. This was done so if a passenger in the back looked straight down the aisle, they'd wouldn't see the entire fuselage flex wildly during flight. All normal and part of the design.
I actually like sitting just in front of the wing. You see it all. The sky, the ground and the workings of the wing and engine. Beats the inflight magazines that's for sure.
H. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
well Rjnut, we have interesting people here, everybody in the world is not the same...
I generally don't have problem when looking at the engine because I never sit next to the engine before!, always infront or behind it, but there was a trip 4 years ago on a damn old NW 742 and I saw their was a fireball BLOW out from the left right engine, we had delayed 1:30 hours due to that, the whole flight from NRT-JFK took us 18 hours!
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
I think I have questioned before how a NRT-JFK flight can take 18 hours!?! when flying LAX-SIN with a stop in Narita only took about 18.5 hours of flying time. when I went. and the distance is significantly longer!
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
Rjnut, in response to your statement- I get nervous on airplanes. I love flying and I love airplanes and I fly whenever I get the chance, but I do actually get pretty nervous, on takeoff more than the rest of the flight.
I think that in a lot of ways fearing something can lead to an obsession with it. Not to get too Freudian or anything, but part of the thrill I feel when flying comes from the fear that I tend to experience once in a while.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1976 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1810 times:
Thanks for the information! I'm interested in Aviation but the most important is SAFETY! I need to know whether the plane is OK and ready to fly in the sky. So that's why I have to keep asking questions about safety to flight attendants and pilots about whether it is smooth to fly and hopefully not passing through the turbulence!
Baec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1800 times:
No, not really scared or afraid to look at the engine[s] or the wing bending during a flight. I am always close to the engine[s] when I fly on several heavies. Im always sitting at windows when i confirms my tickets by phone 24 hrs in advance, or at the airport.