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Elon Musk Explains Why People Should Not Fear Turbulence, Says Wings Can Handle ‘Insane Amounts of Bending’

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, outlined the reasons why a turbulence-filled flight shouldn’t make one nervous

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, outlined the reasons why a turbulence-filled flight shouldn’t make one nervous. According to him, turbulence shouldn’t be feared because it won’t cause the plane to crash. He made a point of demonstrating how strong forces may be withstood by an airplane’s wings.

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Upon seeing a video of turbulence occurring on airplane wings, a Twitter user tweeted this. “Airplane wings aren’t just a bunch of stiff metal; in fact, they probably have a little bit more flex than you’d think. He stated in the description, “This is how a Boeing 747’s wing behaves during turbulence.

Musk continued in response, “People shouldn’t ever be afraid of turbulence. Commercial airplane wings are incredibly bend-resistant. This is the video:

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Paul Williams, a professor at the University of Reading, discussed a type of turbulence known as clear air turbulence. In¬†contrast to thunderstorm turbulence, he described how clear air turbulence strikes unexpectedly and is very challenging to avoid. From 2050 to 2080, according to Williams, aviation turbulence will considerably increase globally, especially on the busiest routes. The greatest turbulence kinds, he continued, would mostly intensify. According to him, this wouldn’t make flying any riskier; rather, it would just lengthen the typical period of turbulence.

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