Rendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years ago) and read 1500 times:
In my photo below, the sticker on the front of the VirginBlue plane is coming off, in fact it was half removed. This plane had been in service for about a month when I took the photo, I just wondered what would make it come off?
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
One reason for the sticker comming off could be bubbles of air trapped underneath when it was applied. As the aircraft accends and the pressure decreases, the bubble of air expands forcing the sticker to come away from the aircraft. If the bubble is towards the nose of the aircraft, the airflow works on the raised part of the sticker and starts to peel it back.