emergency boats" someone should contact Elon or some other rich guy to startup this idea.
About plane parachutes - either have them in seat, or just the plane itself in a compartament that could be reached outside the pilots cabin
how many passengers would know how to use it
maybe just a massive parachute that can land the whole plane ezpz
this gives more chance for plane to drop
Interesting idea probably hard to pull off considering the weight of an airplane
But adding a few hundred parachutes would increase the weight a fuck ton
why not just a huge parachute for the airplane itself?
People are too stupid to wear a mask properly, do you really think they know how to use a parachute in stressful situation ?
As if plane crashes happen often lul
WOW you must be the first person who thought of this!!!
dumb thread and dumb replies. obvious for anyone who has any interest in aviation.
boats have little boats in case of emergency so planes should have little planes
It is most certainly an interesting idea but if it was possible, I'm certain it would've been implemented already... Plus, the parachutes ain't doing diddly-squat if the plane crashes, explodes or catches fire.
ITT: people who don't know how g-forces work and how hard it would be to stop or slow your average passenger jet with just a parachute
nothing short of a miracle is going to save you when your flugzeug loses the flug part. you'd be better off just making all the seats ejection seats
If you jump out of plane on 10 km above earth you'll instantly die
- takes weight
- not all crashes are on the ground, it would be useless in the ocean
- the plane is too fast
Especially when you are on a passenger plane its engines are strong enough to suck you up in a second once you are out of the plane. Even when we ignore the plane engine there are still problems like teaching people to use the parachute, even for hobby no one does that and jumps with a professional instead.
People aren‘t trained for parachutes and in the case of an emergency almost no one will be able to put them on and jump out in a structured manner, they will all panic. Your best chance at surviving is a crash landing. Also opening a plane window mid air is not easy since it would create a suction that would eventually create chaos. Also the chance of dying from a plane crash is so low that it‘s simply not worth it. We could also prohibit blankets since in 15 years 10k people died from „Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed"
you mean a huge parachute for the plane? or a lot of parachutes for the ppl?
Have u ever watched soyuz backing home or the new american dragon ?
they are small ships and have huge parachutes, americans fall on water but russians on soil so not only parachutes are used but also small rocket engines to slow down even more b4 touching ground.
Both falls well selected place.
In your idea they would have to design a very expensive airplane with a feature that would be used very very rarely, probably never, i mean, pilots still have good chance of solve the situation, in what case they would have to parachute the plane, with time enough to save everyone ?
Imagine pilots taking this dangerous decision instead of just trying a safe land ? And once near ground no parachute will solve, so they would just use this option when in avery high altitude... it is just a dumb idea.
No it wouldn´t. The time it would take for people to put parachutes on and get to and out of the doors would not be available in most cases.
The majority of plane crashes happen at low altitude, around take off and landing.
If having parachutes in large passenger planes was in any way feasible, then some airlines would implement it to attract more customers, but none has done so.
Passenger planes would have to be redesigned with a huge opening gate at the pack, for passengers to be able to evacuate quickly and safely - like the Hercules transport planes and other similar planes, that can drop parachutists in big bundles. It would be an uncomfotable plane with poor flight economy and fewer seats - unable to compete with regular passenger planes.
Because you can't jump from an airplane flying at 800+ km/h at 10+km high.
Militaries trained for HAHO have hundred of jump and yet suffer multiple casualties each years at such altitude despite a 3 or 4 time lower flight speed.
I bet if you had 100 test flights where planes had all their engines shutdown in a mayday simulation
Doing emergency landings would be 10x safer than throwing 200 untrained parachutists out
it would be more expensive for the airplane company if the people survived the crash
If it's one big parachute for the plane: do you realize how big it would have to be to slow down tens to hundreds of tons of an object free falling?
If it's individual: what exact situation would you use this in? If the plane loses control you aren't getting out of your seat... If it blows up or falls apart you're gone... Maybe if it loses power to both engines and is just left gliding? Still going too fast for you to jump out safely and you'd have a much better chance surviving the crash landing.
I think every plane should have skilled macigian so they can create a teleport gate,portal to a safe place in emergency situations
Odds are the plane would crash without time to deploy these parachutes.
- barely anyone knows how to use it
- useless if over ocean
- need hydraulic wrench to open door
- plane crashes happen quickly, often near landing or take off, preparing parachute+ opening door whilst plane is out of control is not really gonna happen
This dumb question has been answered a billion times.Commercial planes fly at like 10k altitude,its cold as hell with little oxygen,even mountain climbers need oxygen packs to survive,there is no way common folk will survive that.People dont know how to parachute properly,that would require tons of training.It would make the plane heavier,more expensive for pretty much absolutely no worth.Flying is easily the safest way to travel already,there is an accident like every 5-10 years its just not worth it.