I'd fly more often for fun. I want to play with 0 gravity. :)
I wonder if that's true - being weightless on a flight like that I mean.
For a few minutes yes.
Because of the speed of the plane?
Nope simply altitude. Part of the speed factor is breaking away from the Gravitational pull of the Earth. At that point yes the plane is still traveling at a high rate of velocity, though the Earth at that point is continuing to spin beneath the plane. A whole lot faster.
DW - You and I are pals, so don't take this wrong, but I am skeptical.
I'm no scientist, but this doesn't sound right. If altitude was the thing, why did that guy that jumped out of big ass balloon fall back to Earth?
The term "Escape Velocity" is stuck in my head here.
I do NOT know, so all I'm saying - never mind.
I would go on your plane.
Obviously there will be some gravitational pull. Otherwise the Moon would no longer be Earth's pal. :) Though it would be minimal. Hence the problem with many early satellites that were unable to make micro corrections.
I find the idea fascinating and would love to try it! I have a feeling, though, that it will be after my flying years. If it should come sooner, count me in!
I have no desire for it, just call me "scaredy cat".
I shall from this point forth!! Lol.
I will probably never fly again. The TSA has to go.
Flying through space means no food and no toilets. Each flight lasts only 40 minutes, so you go before you go. Weightless, yes, because of orbital mechanics. You need calculus to explain it. And I concur with Cezar: the TSA can not be tolerated.