RE: Look backwards for safety

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 17:32:33 MDT

John Clark wrote,
> Harvey Newstrom <> Wrote:
> > Actually, my first objection to seating backwards on a plane is the
> > angle. As the plane angles upward, passengers would be hanging by
> > belts falling forward from their point of view toward the back of
the plane.
> I don't understand that objection. We have the exact same problem now,
> it just happens when you land not take off. The motion sickness argument
> may be valid or it may not, I don't know of any studies on the matter that
> would settle it.

I assume that you don't fly very much. When a plane lands it is not
pointing nose-down. It is still pointing with its nose upward to maintain
lift as it glides downward. Try watching an actual airplane landing if you
don't believe me. The nose stays higher than the tail.

Harvey Newstrom <>
Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <>
Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <>
Cofounder, Pro-Act <>

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