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Do you know how jets survive lightning strikes?

Jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011 Enriqueta Alomar Sin comentarios

When an Emirates Airbus-380 from Dubai came in for landing at Heathrow Airport on a recent stormy night in London, it was struck by a giant bolt of lightning. The event was caught on camera, giving the world a rare glimpse of what’s actually a common occurrence. Planes may even cause most incidents, but they usually escape much harm. Why? Because electricity passes around it, not through. Of the 140,000 aviation accidents on record in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) database, only 24 were lightning-related. Do not miss this ¬†spectacular video and clarifying article.

 

** VIDEO shows how jets survive lightning strikes

      Natalie Wolchover /  Science on msnbc.com / 12th-May-2011

¬ŅSabes…c√≥mo se provoca la lluvia desde un avi√≥n?

¬†Leemos hoy en Aviaciondigital.com que El Ministerio de Agricultura y Cooperativas¬† de Tailandia ha recibido el primer C212-400 de Airbus Military (antigua CASA) de los dos que ha contratado. La entrega del segundo tendr√° lugar entre fin de 2011 y principios de 2012. Ambos se unir√°n a la flota de 11 C212 que ya operan en dicho pa√≠s. Dotado con un equipamiento espec√≠fico, la principal funci√≥n de estos aviones ser√° la “creaci√≥n de lluvia” ….

 

 

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