Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the best-known scientists and an extremely smart person. But he didn’t know helicopters don’t just fall off the sky if their engines shut down and can do autorotations.
The guys over at Smarter Every Day decided to show the prominent scientist he was wrong when he said “An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.” at Twitter.
@chucknicecomic FYI: An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 20, 2015
He’s not quite right is he? An autorotation demonstration is in order.