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    Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    By Dr James Warren

    Ever wondered what happens to lost luggage or why plane windows are the shape they are? Take a tour of our...

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    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2018

  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    Aeroplane Design and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 01 Aug 2018
    Ever wondered what happens to lost luggage or why plane windows are the shape they are? Take a tour of our interactive aeroplane to find out.
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    City in The Sky

    You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again after this BBC/OU co-production which explores the world of aviation...

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    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2018

  • City in The Sky

    Introductory level Updated 01 Jun 2018
    You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again after this BBC/OU co-production which explores the world of aviation...
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    How do planes survive lightning strikes?

    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

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    How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.
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    What happens when you fall ill on a plane?

    If you get sick during a plane flight, the doctors treating you will most likely be thousands of miles away. 

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jan 2017

  • What happens when you fall ill on a plane?

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    What happens when you fall ill on a plane? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    If you get sick during a plane flight, the doctors treating you will most likely be thousands of miles away. 
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    How do planes take off?

    They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jan 2017

  • How do planes take off?

    Featuring: Video Video
    How do planes take off? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.
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    Why do planes get dumped in the desert?

    Our series City In The Sky travelled to Arizona to see a plane come to its final destination.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jan 2017

  • Why do planes get dumped in the desert?

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    Why do planes get dumped in the desert? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Our series City In The Sky travelled to Arizona to see a plane come to its final destination.
  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
    Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the Alzheimer's drug isn't. Free learning from...
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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway?

    Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimedia Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2016
    For a long time, the 747 has dominated the skies. But Boeing is slowing production. How come?