People get on planes all the time for business or pleasure trips and, usually, the ride is as smooth as it can be. But there are tragic moments and dangerous situations where action must be taken so you can be safe. If anyone’s had the misfortune of being on a crashing plane, the brace position was most likely adopted.
Brace Position Is Recommended When in Danger on Planes
Nick Eades, the world’s most famous and experienced 747 pilot, has spoken out about why people adopt the brace position in unfortunate situations on a plane. The position is when you bend down in your seat and put your hands over your head. That’s the pose passengers are asked to take when the plane is crashing, and Nick explains why that is.
The Neck Must Be Protected
Eades has explained that the brace position is urged by staff on planes because it’s the one that will keep you safe. The position offers more protection for the neck when there’s about to be a big impact. It’s been proven as the position in which the person’s body will suffer the least damage. There have been rumors that the position actually makes it easier for a passenger to pass away upon impact, but Nick Eades has completely dispelled all of that.
Clear Instructions Are Necessary
A lot of the time, planes are full of non-English speakers, so Nick explains that the position of ‘brace’ is no longer used in those words. He’s had several plane rides where the staff yelling “Brace, Brace!” was not fully understood. Now, the staff has given up on the phrase and prefers giving clear instructions. Nick explains that it took a long time for people in the aviation business to realize that yelling a single phrase in a state of emergency will have people not only panicked but also confused.
Since the brace position has been discredited because people might not know the meaning of it – the staff is now instructed to handle dangerous situations differently. If you’re ever in a terrifying situation when the plane is crashing, listen out for “Head down, hands over your head!” It’s a lot clearer and sends the right message to passengers.
During an interview, Keanu Reeves revealed that the next installment of the John Wick franchise will pack the biggest punch to date, and was his hardest physical role yet. The actor dropped a few hints, revealing what fans can expect when the film finally drops in March.
Keanu Reeves Returns as John Wick
Keanu Reeves stated that John Wick: Chapter 4 has the most action of any of the series, pointing out that this was saying a lot, considering the other three movies. According to the actor, it’s more by a good margin, and the entire experience was a big show. People will be able to strap themselves in for thrilling action.
Reeves is famous for doing his own exhilarating stunts. He disclosed that filming for the upcoming John Wick movie might have been demanding but was entirely worth it. To prepare for the role, Keanu Reeves underwent extensive training to enhance his existing impressive collection of stunts. He referred to those as his “toolbox” and has apparently added various high-speed car chase scenes and incredible stunts to that toolbox.
Donnie Yen Plays the Villain
Reeves said the crew took the action to the next level for the fourth movie and shared that the training involved doing moves like forward-into-reverse 180s, reverse-into-forward 270s, and drifting. He found those stunts to be enjoyable and that they gave him an opportunity to showcase his abilities in the movie.
Another crucial factor in the film will be the dynamic struggle between Reeves as the hero and action icon Donnie Yen as the villain. Yen takes up the role of Wick’s newest adversary, Caine. He’s an ex-assassin who is also an old friend of Wick. According to the stunt coordinator and second unit director Scott Rogers, the two were an explosive pairing. Rogers shared that Yen brought his master-level fighting abilities to the films and called him a great actor who is also a trained fighter.