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Plane's speed in video of two crossing each other is blowing people's minds: 'No way we fly that fast'

Not many were ready to face the 'crazy' reality of how fast planes actually fly, with some people laying down the reason behind it.

Plane's speed in video of two crossing each other is blowing people's minds: 'No way we fly that fast'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @colemayo2

The internet never ceases to amaze people with its random reality checks. Among a myriad of things that we come across every day, we often fail to notice the excellence of man's creation. For instance, thousands of passengers fly on planes every day, but not many have comprehended how fast they fly in the sky. Recently, a viral video circulating on the internet offers a glimpse of the speed of airplanes. Real estate salesperson Cole Mayo from Alabama–who goes by @colemayo2 on TikTok–posted this video and people couldn't believe their eyes seeing the speed at which two planes were crossing each other.

Image Source: TikTok | @colemayo2
Image Source: TikTok | @colemayo2

The video was shot from an airplane that was soaring high above the clouds. Below was another plane flying in the opposite direction and it took barely a few seconds to cover a substantial distance. "What it's like passing a plane going the opposite direction with 1000-foot separation," the text overlay read. Also, Mayo pointed out that the video was not sped up. The quick dash of the plane tearing through the blanket of clouds seemed almost unfathomable for many online. The video garnered over 12 million views and got diverse responses.

Image Source: TikTok | @orangecrush333
Image Source: TikTok | @orangecrush333
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Image Source: TikTok | @anthonya776

Many found the fast swoop of the plane to be flabbergasting because most of us don't feel the surge in speed while being a passenger on a plane. "Wow! I always feel like the plane is going so slowly. Do you mean to tell me we're going that fast in the air in a tube? I can't," exclaimed @user3371304156241. "It's crazy how there are 100,000 flights every day around the globe, we think the sky is clear, but it's actually like a road," commented @luciacore4. "I always thought we were casually floating in the air. This is so scary. I did not need to see this," wrote @nadiamohebban.

Image Source: TikTok | @kaileystrunk
Image Source: TikTok | @kaileystrunk
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Image Source: TikTok | @christina.naomi_
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Image Source: TikTok| @__fashionnista__

Some users were keen on clarifying why the other plane seemed to travel so fast. Though planes are usually faster than other transports, they highlighted that the high speed of the plane in this video was because both planes were moving in opposite directions. "That’s relative velocity for you. If both planes are moving at 500 mph, you experience the other plane moving at 1000 mph," explained @johncenasvibe. "It's not how fast planes go. It goes half this speed because of the plane that's also going in the opposite direction," commented @_karabo.fxkiid.



 

Apart from the speed, traveling by plane also offers other perks like giving us a good view of the wonders of nature. Last year, a wholesome incident where an Easy Jet pilot circled the plane around to allow passengers to get a stunning view of the Northern Lights went viral. One of the passengers, a 27-year-old named Adam Groves (@APTGroves), thanked the airline and its pilot on X for making his trip with his fiance extra special. When flying from Reykjavik to Manchester, the thoughtful pilot did not want the passengers to miss nature's marvel and performed a controlled maneuver around the incredible aurora borealis. 

You can follow Cole Mayo (@colemayo2) on TikTok for real estate content.

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