Day: July 23, 2009

how do planes fly and refugees

Do you know how planes fly? To me it’s a mysterious thing and think that they, like bumblebees, should not be able rise up into the air.

However fly they do, and fly well, and apart from a frisson of fear I have on take off, landing, and in turbulent weather, I am mostly a non-worrying-flier.

I do have some questions though. How do they get those great lumps of steel up into the air, travel thousands of kilometres, land safely, fuel up and do it all again – but can’t get the internal speaker system to work well? That’s the mystery for me. Continue reading “how do planes fly and refugees”