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Boeing's planned hypersonic airliner could fly from NYC to London in two hours
Over 42, planes take flight in the U. Coordinating that many arrivals, departures and flights without collisions requires masterful planning, particularly when it comes to how high planes fly. One reason that planes cruise above the clouds is so they can fly fast. The higher airplanes climb, the thinner the air gets , and the more efficiently they can fly because of less resistance in the atmosphere, according to Ryan Jorgenson, an aviation data analyst. Commercial aircraft typically fly between 31, and 38, feet — about 5.
These then power the plane through the following 12 hours of darkness. At sunrise, the batteries start to recharge — and on it goes. The one-seater plane is the dream of adventurer Bertrand Piccard TED Talk: My solar-powered adventure , one he designed to demonstrate the power and possibility of pollution-free travel. On July 1, , the plane set a world record for the longest ever flight after a five-day, 5,mile trip from Japan to Hawaii. With Solar Impulse 2 grounded for repair right now more on that below , Piccard got on the phone from Hawaii to share more about his big idea. This is about showing what solar technology can do right now — with a view to thinking about what it might do as the technology improves.
Nothing could feel less natural than this. One person, face lit up blue from their smartphone , is laughing at whatever is streaming, another is pensively flipping pages through her half-devoured novel, and the flight attendant is smiling calmly while taking drink orders. Those around you seem at ease, so why does it take every ounce of willpower you have not to freak as your knuckles go numb from the death grip you have on the arm rest? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 6. Anxiety is fueled by irrational, worst case scenario thoughts, and confined spaces are breeding grounds for this process. That means our breathing becomes shallow, our chest gets tight, our palms get sweaty, we feel nauseated and maybe even lightheaded. There are ways to squash those fears, though, and it starts with a deliberate mental shift.