Watch Water vs Gravity as a Pilot Pours Water While Performing a Barrel Roll

By: | June 19th, 2016


I stumbled across a video simply called Water vs Gravity which just proves science, pilots, and barrel rolls are awesome.

And water is good for you so drink a lot of it!

However, I would not suggest pouring a glass of water upside down, in the midst of a full-fledged barrel roll.

But hey, to each his own.

Incredibly, no water was spilled in the making of this video.

Wired explains what’s happening:

If you could just see the water from a stationary reference frame (maybe a floating hot air balloon), you would see the water indeed falling down. Now, I remember that I said “falling down” and not “moving down”. The water actually might be moving up. The key is that even though it is moving up, it is accelerating down. The plane also is accelerating down. As long as the downward acceleration of the plane is greater than the water, the water will move into the cup above it.

Michael Cooney

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