Have you ever wondered how fast planes actually go? Sometimes, it’s hard to tell because they’re far away or we’re inside them. Sometimes, things seem slower or faster based on how quickly they move within our field of vision. This trick is called motion parallax. For example, when a car zooms by on a highway, objects rush past rapidly, making the car appear faster. On the other hand, a plane in the sky seems slower because it stays in our sight for a longer time. But a recent TikTok video bypasses that illusion and shows us the real speed of planes.
The Lightning-Fast Boeing 737
In the video, a Boeing 737 takes the spotlight. This common passenger plane has a cruising speed of a whopping 545 mph. No wonder it whizzes by so quickly in the video! Although this speed is considered fast, there are even faster planes out there such as the Concorde and SR-71 Blackbird. Interestingly, the Concorde goes faster than the speed of sound and still, its speed is nothing compared to the fastest planes ever made.
The Astonishing Reality of Passenger Jets
Although passenger jets may not reach supersonic plane speeds, they still offer an amazing travel experience. Just think about it – traveling at over 500 mph while being thousands of feet above the ground is extraordinary. The video captures this incredible speed as an airliner zips through the clouds, making it hard to believe it’s real.
The Mystery of Planes
While experts talk about thrust, air pressure, and lift, an airplane flying still feels like magic. It’s incredible that we can hop on a plane and soar through the air, powered by the remains of dinos. Whether it’s defying gravity or taking us to faraway places, planes embody human ingenuity and our desire to explore the unknown.