Re: How solid is a 737?

Date:         27 Aug 99 14:03:52 
From:         Don Stauffer <>
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I always thought they were hollow rather than solid  :-)  Sorry-
sometimes I cannot help myself.

Any US commercial airliner is tested quite well to various specs,
including limit load factor.

Further, in any aircraft there is a 'maneuvering' speed.  That is the
maximum speed one should fly at while in or anticipating turbulence.
Below the maneuvering speed the wing will stall before it can reach the
limit load factor.

Don Stauffer in Minneapolis