Aviation facts explained in one minute

Can planes fly without engines?

Have you ever wondered if an aeroplane can fly without engines? Is it possible that such metal behemoths can glide with only the help of the wind?

We have already told you about aircraft wings and their similarities to those of birds. And we’ve also seen how thrust is generated and why planes take off into the headwind.

So, in this new episode of 1Minute Aviation, our video series in which we look at aviation curiosities, we explain you why a plane can fly without engines by taking advantage of air currents and the terrain over which it flies. Don’t miss it!