How would you feel if you saw an airport worker taping up the aircraft you were about to take off in? In a viral Tweet that Easyjet passanger Adam Wood posted when he saw an engineer taping up his aircraft’s engine cover, he was anything but relaxed; “Always worrying when @easyJet are duct taping the plane together :-s #finaldestination.”
In all likelihood, however, the tape is probably not duct tape but speed tape, an aluminum-backed tape that can resist wind pressure, temperature changes, moisture and UV radiation that would rip ordinary duct tape apart. This has earned it the nickname of ‘600mph tape’ as well. Single rolls of varying strength can cost anywhere from $30 to more than $500!
“Always worrying when @easyJet are duct taping the plane together #finaldestination”
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