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The truth about air travel

James May gets to the “plane” truth about air travel.

Do you know how many fully-laden double-decker buses it takes to outweigh a single commercial aeroplane? Or how a 180mph chicken-gun helps to keep you safe? If not, then fasten your seatbelt, as things are about to get pretty bumpy.

Find out how 1cm of plexiglass prevents asphyxiation and hypothermia, how a Victorian cage keeps deadly lightning at bay, and why airline tea tastes so horrible. Now, sit back and relax!

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3 minutes