Aeronautics: Friction and Supersonic Passenger Airplanes.

Our members at Fox Ridge MS welcomed Erin Young, Flight Control Systems Engineer at Boom Supersonic. She talked about the supersonic commercial airlines they are building and marketing to ordinary customers. This new cutting edge aircraft is providing a better travel experience and decreasing flight times for business travelers.  

Our members learned about the key technologies for supersonic flight. Surprisingly, blowing bubbles through straws is key to understand friction, which is something that needs to be taken into consideration when building supersonic airplanes.

Our group loved the activity and were fascinated by the idea of a plane that flies faster than the speed of sound!