Why does it not feel like I’ll fall to the side when I’m on a plane that’s turning sharply?


Why is it that when you’re on a plane that turns left or right, and in doing so shifts about 45 degrees so that one wing is pointing toward the ground, that you don’t feel like you’re falling toward the downward pointing wing?

In: Physics

For the same reason a ball doesn’t fall out of the bucket when you twirl it around. The pilot is basically turning the plane in a way that it acts like the bucket and you (the ball) only get pushed into your seat and not out of the plane.