Is It Dangerous to Fly During Wednesday’s Perseid Meteor Shower?Create Topic Home › Forums › Other › Miscellaneous › Is It Dangerous to Fly During Wednesday’s Perseid Meteor Shower? This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by VintageKrug 5 years, 9 months ago. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Add a reply to this topic Skip to last reply Author Posts 11th August 2009 at 09:47 #464024 Anonymous 11th August 2009 at 09:47 #464025 VintageKrugParticipant The annual Perseid meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. It peaks on Wednesday August 12. I shouldn’t think there would be much debris penetrating the atmosphere, but those lucky enough to be flying above the clouds should keep an eye out for some spectacular sights! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8193769.stm 11th August 2009 at 14:54 #464026 CheamTravellerParticipant Absolutley no danger to aircraft whatsoever. 17th November 2011 at 20:51 #464027 VintageKrugParticipant Another meteor shower just about to start….! 18th November 2011 at 16:05 #464028 LuganoPirateParticipant I’m curious as to why there is no danger. I read of a boy that got hit once in an admittedly freak happening by a small meteor and we know they do hit the earth. Surely there is a possibility, even very remote, that a plane could be hit. Or is the skin of the plane tough enough to resist a direct hit at 36,000′? 13th December 2011 at 15:45 #464029 VintageKrugParticipant I wouldn’t like to find out. Another storm tonight, for the next few nights. Geminid, apparently. Sounds like a suppository. Author Posts Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.