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Are U Afraid To Look At Engines Through Windows?  
User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1976 posts, RR: 26
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Hey

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!

So..Are u afraid to look at the engines?

Cheers


The Spirit of AustraliAN - Longreach
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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

That's one of my favorite parts about flying. The wings and engines shaking during turbulence.

It's great during landings and take-off when the flaps shake on there own.

Honestly, I'd be worried if they weren't. Because that'd mean they will snap.

Just like a wooden roller coaster, if the wood is not vibrating and shaking side to side, that's bad, it means the rollercoaster is going to snap.

Just my opinion.  Smile

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid 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.

User currently offlineSJCguy 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!

SJCguy- SWA


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2842 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Lymanm: Chill man

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

On the 777, the wings can flex 24 feet upwards before failure occurs...29 for the 747.

Nothing to worry about.


User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2107 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.

baec


User currently offlineCcrlR 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:
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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)
User currently offlineQuebecair727 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

It does not really bother me but each time I just can't stop from thinking about AA191 ORD-LAX on May 25th, 1979.

If you do not know what happened, go take a look at http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi_bin/view_details.cgi?date=05251979&airline=American+Airlines



User currently offlineSuper Em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

The thought of the wings holding this machine in the air always crosses my mind. However I never see the engines shaking. Maybe the wings during turbulence

User currently offlineDelta15 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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User currently offlineThirtyEcho 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.

User currently offlineEGGD 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!!!!!

Dan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAcidradio 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  Big grin


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5094 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

I like being able to see the engine, that way i know its still there  Smile

Flying really does not bother me, i even spent the night before i went flying watching a documentary on discovery about airline disasters. Didnt bother me one bit.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

I think you're on your own there, pal!

Turbulence / a/c shaking gives me quite a thrill if anything!


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

I used to get uncomfortable on an ageing B720b watching the engines doing ballet under the wings in turbulence.

User currently offlineExitRow 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.

ExitRow



User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

I cant believe anyone on this website would have any avaition-related fears ,whatsoever.. C,mon, we all love avation and planes, why fear it?

User currently offlineH. 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!


User currently offlineKaiTakFan 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!

User currently offlineBombayhog 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.

/gwl


User currently offlineFlyboyOz 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!


The Spirit of AustraliAN - Longreach
User currently offlineBaec777 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:

2nd reply....

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.

baec


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 1793 times:

I am more afraid of the drive to and from the airport. It's a relief to be in the safe confines of an airplane.

Cheers
Pete


25 Post contains links and images N949WP : Well, I kinda like this view myself. Click for large versionPhoto © Gordon Ho '949
26 Climbout : That's the best part--watching the engine/wing shake is jamming.
27 Big777jet : I have seen many times shaking engines. It has nothing to worry about it. I love to see movement engines. The only thing worse easy shaking was DC-8-7
28 IMissPiedmont : Ah yes. One of my favourite pastimes at the Pima Air museum is to grab hold of the forward cowling on our 707 and shake it when people are around. I c
29 Zebfly2 : I used to be afraid to fly DC-10's after the crash in Chicago back in the late 70's. Their engines looked as if they were jumping up and down like a p
30 Whisperliner : I personally do not like to sit in a window seat that is too close to the engines, as I am worried that a fan blade may disintegrate and the fragments
31 IMissPiedmont : Not really. The odds of that happening are so slim as to be non existant. I worry more about getting out of the bathtub than I ever would about this.
32 Continental : I remembered this one lady was scared after hearing the captain say that we'd hit some big turbulence due to Severe t-storms over FRA. The flight atte
33 Post contains links and images VapourTrails : As long as what I am seeing is normal when I look out the window then I am not afraid! I'm not saying I don't get nervous, but I don't fly that often
34 FlyboyOz : Thanks For the information!
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