Aircraft lift explained – by an Oxford Professor

Professor Holger Babinsky

Professor Holger Babinsky

Do you feel there’s something UNNATURAL about a giant plane being held up by thin air?

If so, you owe it to yourself to discover the very real – and very powerful – force that makes it happen. I’m talking about lift.

Why do you need to get your head around lift?

Because if you feel there’s something mysterious about how planes stay in the air, you’ll ALWAYS find air travel Hellish.


Why the wings on your plane won’t snap off

Fear of Flying School interview

Do you worry about the wings on your plane SNAPPING off?

I sure used to. And it scared the HELL out of me.

Especially watching them bounce up and down as the plane was taxiing to the runway.

Or – WORSE – seeing them bouncing when flying through turbulence.

If you can relate to what I’m talking about, don’t miss this interview with an expert in aircraft construction.


Meet the fearful flyer who became a pilot

Fear of Flying School interview

Have you ever wondered whether it’s REALLY possible to overcome your fear of flying?

If so, DO NOT miss this interview.

Judith Whitmore used to be scared stiff of flying. In fact, she would avoid it like the plague.

But sometimes she HAD to get on a plane. And in those situations, she would spend MONTHS worrying about her upcoming flight.

One day she decided that her fear was undermining her quality of life SO much, she had to act.

That’s when she took up flying lessons.

Fast-forward to today and Judith now holds a commercial pilots licence to fly business jets.


How a plane gets lift – as explained by an airline captain

Fear of Flying School interview

Does a part of you struggle with the idea that getting airborne is a NATURAL thing for an aircraft to do?

If so, you’re going to LOVE today’s interview.

Because by the end of it, you’ll understand the simple forces that lift your plane safely into the sky. And keep it there.

Revealing the secrets of lift is Captain Jeff Nielsen who flies for a major US airline and blogs at AirlinePilotGuy.