“It needs to glide at a considerably higher speed, but the ratio of distance covered to altitude lost – close to twenty-one – is almost double.
“From thirty thousand feet, you could plan on a hundred miles’ worth of glide.”
Smith explained that complete engine failure is highly unlikely – although it isn’t unheard of.
“Total engine loss is about as probable as a flight attendant volunteering to give you a shoeshine, though it has happened,” he wrote.
Published at Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:35:00 +0000