Winglets - What are those things on the aircraft wing-tip?


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  • Lou G
    Lou G 10 hours ago

    Same height as you are.

  • oldie146
    oldie146 Day ago

    Amazing aircraft the 737 reminds me of another "workhorse" the DC 3 .

  • Fakazi Maseko
    Fakazi Maseko Day ago

    its about 1.75m from the ground

  • Hugo Mendel
    Hugo Mendel 2 days ago

    As tall as, or taller than you.

  • 楊振東
    楊振東 2 days ago

    Thumbs up!good job

  • Adnaan Feroz
    Adnaan Feroz 2 days ago +2

    about 1.90 meters
    btw love your videos

  • Martin Rieder
    Martin Rieder 4 days ago

    3-4 meters

  • Kjetil Jensen
    Kjetil Jensen 5 days ago

    Anyone seen die hard movie (the one with the hijackers taking over the airport) at the end it is a very cool scene where wingtip spins the smoke when they come for landing using the burning runway as landing lights. As for the Q: I think the sharklets is 2 meter tall. I think they add about the same to the wingspan. Just a bit taller than you mentour pilot.
    I know its almost a year old video but I wanna join in :D

  • Guy Mcmillion
    Guy Mcmillion 11 days ago

    7 feet

  • Andreas Breslawski
    Andreas Breslawski 13 days ago

    0.6 Mentour

  • Flight sim ZM
    Flight sim ZM 13 days ago

    Thanks for your effort. We “humans” have given our likes and subscribed!! 😊
    The dislikes must be robots 🤖
    Have a look at my home cockpit in my channel

  • FredFlintstone21
    FredFlintstone21 14 days ago

    18 feet?

  • Jerry Fields
    Jerry Fields 15 days ago

    I guess maybe double your height ....

  • Subhash Biswas
    Subhash Biswas 15 days ago

    I thought that he meant higher form ground

  • blewyd
    blewyd 16 days ago

    Wayyyyyy bigger

  • blewyd
    blewyd 16 days ago

    In between ur waist and your knee

  • Jack Turner
    Jack Turner 16 days ago

    Just a bit taller

  • Bing Ortiz
    Bing Ortiz 17 days ago

    1.5 your height.

  • ApexPredator_
    ApexPredator_ 20 days ago

    Wow, fuel saving on F1 and fuel saving on air liners too. :(

  • Adam Weisman
    Adam Weisman 22 days ago

    Does it do anything to improve stability, reduce the effects of turbulence, for passenger comfort?

  • Suthar Naresh
    Suthar Naresh 22 days ago

    same to your height

  • Critical Path
    Critical Path 23 days ago

    1/2 your height? I'll say about a metre.

  • Comet Light
    Comet Light 23 days ago

    A half to 2/3 of your height

    MOUAD LALOUI 25 days ago +1

    I think it's half your height

  • Boudewijn Van Motman
    Boudewijn Van Motman 25 days ago +1


  • william johnson
    william johnson 26 days ago +1

    I think the winglet is a foot shorter than you.

  • Emil Rifahi
    Emil Rifahi 27 days ago

    I guess 2.5-3 meters

  • Starscream
    Starscream 28 days ago +1

    probably the same? depends on the aircraft.

  • Pudumai Seelan
    Pudumai Seelan 29 days ago

    Is equal to you

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago

    No planes can take off or land until this guy finishes his video.

  • Tasunke
    Tasunke Month ago

    Bigger than me for sure, I'm 198cm tall (6'5'' for the derpers).

  • ibrahim jadallag
    ibrahim jadallag Month ago

    1.5 of your size

  • Sorin Productions
    Sorin Productions Month ago

    I think you are 5 ft 9 so it is as tall as you

  • Sebastian Schon
    Sebastian Schon Month ago

    It's exactly 2cm smaller than what I thought it would be :P Was just a lucky punch though

  • Ernst Smit
    Ernst Smit Month ago

    Shoulder height?

  • like it is
    like it is Month ago

    for better gas mileage

  • Michael Hudecek
    Michael Hudecek Month ago

    Excellent video!!!!

  • Dennis Mabry
    Dennis Mabry Month ago

    4 foot

  • Joe O
    Joe O Month ago

    A little taller than you

  • Timothy Fryer
    Timothy Fryer Month ago

    I think a winglet is around 1.5 times as tall as a person.

  • Eraser Lp
    Eraser Lp Month ago +3

    lil bit less than double your height

  • Joaquin Lim
    Joaquin Lim Month ago


  • Alexander Tyvin
    Alexander Tyvin Month ago


  • Jacob Seed
    Jacob Seed Month ago

    It depends of your height ! \o/
    If you are 2,5m tall, I would say your height.

  • billmask
    billmask Month ago

    I also think it is near your height.

  • Ed Weibe
    Ed Weibe Month ago

    thanks for these videos. Really really cool information. Former NASA man here.

  • Robostomp
    Robostomp Month ago

    Wow, just as I thought about 1,5 of your height. Seems, that I've been flying on Boeing 737 NG enough to compare! :D

  • William McKelvey
    William McKelvey Month ago

    6 feet

  • Saad Jan
    Saad Jan Month ago

    I think 3'-4'

    GET AMUSSED 2 months ago

    more than your height

  • Le Baboon
    Le Baboon 2 months ago +1

    2.5 metres

  • John Brown
    John Brown 2 months ago

    I say it is chest high.

  • Rakshith Rakshith
    Rakshith Rakshith 2 months ago

    Maybe till your chest

  • A Martinez
    A Martinez 2 months ago

    when I was a youth, I remember reading in the 70's an article in Popular Science... about these new winglets that were going to be on EVERY plane...we;;, here we are!

  • Ras Grace
    Ras Grace 2 months ago

    Equal to your height.

  • carsten9168
    carsten9168 2 months ago

    I estimate the winglet to be about 2 ~ 2.5 metres in height

  • Alan B Pine
    Alan B Pine 2 months ago


  • Sniper Dominator
    Sniper Dominator 2 months ago

    Great video! Thank you so much)

  • Mechanical Mentor
    Mechanical Mentor 2 months ago

    1.2 metre

  • Ian Robson
    Ian Robson 2 months ago

    2 times

  • Alex Conch
    Alex Conch 2 months ago

    The A380 doesnt have winglets

  • Thammanoon Kamfunt
    Thammanoon Kamfunt 2 months ago

    Good job ... Thanks for show the Great knowledge

  • 金弘
    金弘 2 months ago


  • William Carroll
    William Carroll 2 months ago


  • geoh7777
    geoh7777 2 months ago

    When will the bigger winglets get their own winglets?

  • David Hukill
    David Hukill 2 months ago

    Do they also help to reduce yaw?

  • Redwan Hassen
    Redwan Hassen 2 months ago


  • Jose Antas
    Jose Antas 2 months ago

    Excellent, I really liked this video, for all the technical details you provide.
    God Speed.

  • Richard Feuille
    Richard Feuille 2 months ago

    I’m guessing the new ones are about 2 meters.

  • TheHaterGamer :
    TheHaterGamer : 2 months ago

    I think 6F

  • D Williams
    D Williams 2 months ago

    My guess, about 3/4 your height, maybe 1/2. Of course with double winglets now in use I can't even remember well enough to make a guess.
    I have heard that when one of those downward winglets is hit by a vehicle the repair costs $1 million. I then to think that's an exaggeration but we shall see.

    [Edit. I made a bad guess. Those winglets are remarkably large. I travel twice a year and with SW it's always a 737. I sit at the back on the shady side to take pictures but always on the left side when landing in San Diego so I can watch the buildings go by.] [Second Edit. I am a physicist so I knew the purpose of those winglets when I first saw them].

  • Sani saidu
    Sani saidu 2 months ago

    Twice your size

  • Iвaн Kpиниця
    Iвaн Kpиниця 2 months ago

    2 meters. :)

  • Arnaldo Sandoval
    Arnaldo Sandoval 2 months ago

    Very insteresting explanation, answering some questions bothering me for a very long time; when I was a child in the 60s it was natural for my siblings and I to make paper-airplanes, our goal was to make them fly as far as possible, so we started bending the tip of the wings, we discoverd these wing-tips added stability to these paper-planes, letting them to fly in straight line easier and reaching long distances, when I notice the industry introducing wing tip in the 70s I was amused, but until today I did not know the reasons, thanks for your video, I love them.

  • Lincoln Grayson
    Lincoln Grayson 2 months ago

    5 feet

  • Amal David
    Amal David 2 months ago

    Why the racked type winglet are extremely rare and the doublet type is more common in commercial aircrafts

  • Kay Par
    Kay Par 3 months ago +1

    twice as your height?

  • ntiffin1
    ntiffin1 3 months ago +2

    I love these vids: makes understanding technical flight things easy to understand and very enjoyable.

  • Cool Mans
    Cool Mans 3 months ago

    Wow. I don't know why this reality got their engines protruding out front. But i think the winglets are neat. I'm glad the mandela effect recently changed all the planes but I hope the engines go back to the original position towards the back of the wings. My reality had more common sense

  • Martijn Zagwijn
    Martijn Zagwijn 3 months ago


  • Prateek Pandey
    Prateek Pandey 3 months ago +2

    1.5 times of your height

  • a d
    a d 3 months ago

    It’s not uncommon to see aircraft with winglets only on one side. Why?

  • Yogesh Gupta
    Yogesh Gupta 3 months ago


  • Thomas Antony
    Thomas Antony 3 months ago

    My guess is it must be equal to your height :-)

  • Joe Raines
    Joe Raines 3 months ago

    twice your height

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith 3 months ago

    cut the shit. Everyone knows they stop the plane from skidding all over the place above fucking Brussels , or the kremlin or chicago. i know these things mate, trust me. i dont need to no wings on my fairy girl white shirt mate. im good, im real good. I know shit about flying. im real exeperienced ive flown to many countries like Africa, the country of Europe, fiji, ive flown to fiji, america. Normally as a passenger. So dont tell me i know nothing

  • Stephen Seim
    Stephen Seim 3 months ago

    Waist high

  • Meraz Ahmed
    Meraz Ahmed 3 months ago

    2 times

  • joshua boggs
    joshua boggs 3 months ago

    even the 737-500 doesnt have any winglets

  • TrypTravel Cordoba
    TrypTravel Cordoba 3 months ago

    The winglet is longer Tran You......✈️

  • Matthew Chown
    Matthew Chown 3 months ago

    8 feet

  • Samer RA
    Samer RA 3 months ago

    I think about five time than your hight ..

  • Lobsang Dundup Sherpa Subirana

    Me running away from my problems 10:25

  • E Pasko
    E Pasko 3 months ago

    Twice yours

    MELBA VISAYA 3 months ago

    the size of you

  • TheRantingCabby
    TheRantingCabby 3 months ago

    Does it also prevent vortices from pulling the air above the wing (outer section) spanwise which could result in wing stalls at lower speds like landing?

  • Robert Adrian
    Robert Adrian 3 months ago

    2 meters

  • Penny Wagner
    Penny Wagner 3 months ago

    about 8 foot

  • Anthony Lenzo
    Anthony Lenzo 3 months ago

    Bigger than you

  • Donna Banks
    Donna Banks 3 months ago

    3 times higher