how hard are plane windows?

NYCPilot

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How strong are guys who have their REM disturbed?
 

erj-145mech

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That inner pane is pretty flimsy, a piece of plastic about 1/32 of an inch thick.
 

pilotmiketx

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We've had a couple just fall out into the void between the interior and fuselage. What a tough guy.
 

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i dunno, but i've thought my head would break it sleeping during moderate turbulence
 

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Depends on the type, doesn't it?
I know Lear inner passenger windows (they're two of them; an inner and an outer) are actually a little pliable (not too much force). The outters are not moveable.
Cockpit windows (Lear) are actually 2 layers of acrylic plastic about 3/4" thick.
 

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Haven't frozen chickens been shot at windshields for strength testing?
 

erj-145mech

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Not frozen, a frozen chicken has the density of a bowling ball. They were dead, previously frozen, dethawed birds. Old wives tale that the Brits heard about our windshild testing and kept shooting out the windows of their planes until we told them that we defrosted the birds first.
 
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