What the Spirals of Airplane Engines Are For and a Pilot’s Perspective on Inflight Emergencies

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  1. @OG Gary Leff Re: scaring birds with a nose-cone swirl: Duh. I have a Ph. D. in nothing and knew that the swirl would be visible only at very low rpms (to humans at least).

    Here’s a thought though. How about airlines supplying (as an amenity) premium passengers with C-Paps, Zyppahs or some other device that could eliminate or reduce snoring. Everyone, including the snorer (me), would sleep better and longer allowing passengers to arrive more rested and less embarrassed and probably saving the airlines money. 🙂

  2. @Ren = Parents never taught them manners or how to behave in public.

    Keep comments like this to yourself.

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