This is what an airplane looks like when you cut it like a salami

Illustration for article titled This is what an airplane looks like when you cut it like a salami

Looking at this Airbus A300 fuselage cross-section at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, makes me realize once again how lucky we are to partake in the miracle of flying. Look at that, just some metal sheets, seats on top, luggage containers in the bottom. How the hell could that fly.

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P.S. I'm at my parents' home for Christmas and I just realized that, not so long ago, I was using a computer with only 64KB of memory that used a tape recorder to load and save programs in this very same room. We live in an amazing world indeed.


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DISCUSSION

People have a fascination with calling things they don't' understand "miracles". Flying isn't a miracle, it is proper engineering. It is no more, or less, complicated than putting together a building, bridge, or car. Different? Hell yes. But it isn't a miracle ... it is just engineering based on the tested science. I do this sort of work every day and it isn't a miracle ... it is just work.