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Experts reveal the airplane secrets you always wanted to know

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 32: <p>Founder of <a href="https://www.stratajet.com">Stratajet</a> and former commercial pilot Jonny Nicol says planes stay up by creating lift with their wings. "What causes lift is introducing a shape [the plane] into the airflow, this curves the streamlines and introduces pressure changes. The lower pressure on the upper surface [of the wings] and higher pressure on the lower surface creates lift.”</p>

How does a plane actually stay up?

Founder of Stratajet and former commercial pilot Jonny Nicol says planes stay up by creating lift with their wings. "What causes lift is introducing a shape [the plane] into the airflow, this curves the streamlines and introduces pressure changes. The lower pressure on the upper surface [of the wings] and higher pressure on the lower surface creates lift.”

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