ATA757
Topic Author
Posts: 602
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:34 am

Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:11 pm

just a thought--

if you were airborn, would you feel any effects of an earthquake if there was one on the ground below you? my guess is that nothing would happen to you, but it would be cool to see building collapsing from the air!!!


 
XFSUgimpLB41X
Posts: 3961
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2000 1:18 am

RE: Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:15 pm

You wouldn't know that anything had happened. You probably wouldnt even be able to see that anything was happening even if you were really low to hte ground. This is especially true up at cruise altitude. You are 7 miles from the ground up there...any movement..no matter how sudden would be hardly noticeable from up there.
Chicks dig winglets.
 
Guest

RE: Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:43 pm

I doubt any effect as well. The air doesn't move. Anyways, don't feel bad, how are us midwesterners supposed to know  

Jack
 
Guest

RE: Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:01 pm

That question ranks up there with...
1. If there's a fly in your airplane is the gross weight of the aircraft reduced by the fly's weight whenever it's flying around in the cabin?

2. Why can't you feel it when an airplane flys directly overhead?

A few years ago I was on a trip to the east coast. It was about 11 pm and we were cruising over a large city at FL410 when they had a power failure. It was pretty interesting to be looking at the lights of the city one moment then then next moment half of the city went completely dark. The lights just flickered on and off a couple of times then darkness. Oh well, just thought that I'd add that comment.
 
B727-200
Posts: 1008
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 1999 11:28 am

RE: Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:23 pm


Hey, what was the answer to the "fly" one?  
 
Ikarus
Posts: 3398
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:18 pm

RE: Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 5:56 pm

Actually, what IS the answer to the second one? If an airplane is on final approach, just 30-50 meters above my head, why don't I feel it? After all, shouldn't at least my ears pop a bit due to the increased pressure under the wing or something? The only thing I felt yesterday at LHR was bone-shattering noise when that DC10 landed...
 
Sasha
Posts: 858
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 3:26 am

RE: Being Airborn When There Is An Earthquake...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 8:42 pm

I think you feel an effect pretty badly when you realise that your destination airport and any possible divertions within range have been damaged by the earthquake. And yes, yer fuel is running low...
An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos