"Pods" under the wing? What are they?

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Have you ever looked out on the Boeing 737 wing and wondered what those white, large "pods", were?
In todays video I will be giving you all the information you need about this subject.
I will also be talking more about the trailing edge Flap system, how we pilots deal with Flap problems problems and much, much more.
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  • modspell
    modspellVor 17 Stunden

    5:30 Where’s the cat??

  • Nick Annies
    Nick AnniesVor Tag

    Love your videos...

  • Rafael Fernandez
    Rafael FernandezVor 6 Tage

    Muy bien explicado gracias

  • SileTa Mus
    SileTa MusVor 10 Tage

    When your pilot is also an aircraft engineer...

  • Speedbird


    Vor 3 Tage

    Sorry, but no☝🏻

  • Platypi007
    Platypi007Vor 11 Tage

    I didn't quite get the sound it makes when the flaps skew, could you demonstrate that again? :D

  • Mentour Pilot

    Mentour Pilot

    Vor 10 Tage


  • James Davis
    James DavisVor 12 Tage

    My favourite part of this video is at 5:30 I could listen to this for hours! P.S. Keep up the good work! I love your channel, you answer questions I’ve wondered about for YEARS - JD, Montréal

  • Gissie
    GissieVor 12 Tage

    gods f other nations are idols, was it all catholic before.see book revelation what happens, those

  • Hakan Karaduman
    Hakan KaradumanVor 17 Tage

    Thanks for the video

  • Derek Hall
    Derek HallVor 19 Tage

    @5:30 LOL ! Sounds like shimp from the three stooges .

  • worksmagic89
    worksmagic89Vor 19 Tage

    Not gone lie I use to want to be a pilot but tbh Im glad I didn't. But these videos are still interesting.

  • Boyet Garcia
    Boyet GarciaVor 22 Tage

    Hi ! Mentour, how thus the Run Air Turbine works? and when it works?

  • Mentour Pilot

    Mentour Pilot

    Vor 22 Tage

    Ram Air Turbines work like a wind-turbine and are only activated if a loss of electric/hydraulic power is sensed, normally after a loss of both engines .

  • Sandeep Deodhar
    Sandeep DeodharVor 24 Tage

    he is a real nerd

  • Nathan Gillatt
    Nathan GillattVor 25 Tage

    I want to know what the canoes underneath the flaps do why the slide open

  • Siyon Reuben
    Siyon ReubenVor 25 Tage

    Thank you for nice information sir.

  • David Koster
    David KosterVor 27 Tage

    Those are Ryanair's outside toilets

  • Esdras Fred
    Esdras FredVor 27 Tage

    Capt...one small question please.. what happens if the flaps are not extended at all...could the plane still be landed in a safe manner or there's no such thing as a" safe no flaps landing"

  • Speedster14 5
    Speedster14 5Vor 28 Tage

    Thought it was fuel dumping

  • Neném Tião F
    Neném Tião FVor 28 Tage

    "PODS" ?

  • Bruce Lund
    Bruce LundVor 29 Tage

    Great Video, and very informative, I like everything about planes and so technical info like this is always welcome. I had wondered about the pods, but if you like flying and are watching for things like the ailerons and flaps working you will notice, as i have that as the flaps come down you can see the mechanism inside the pods doing their thing, Thanks Again!

  • Anton Kovalenko
    Anton KovalenkoVor 29 Tage

    Now I know that there is armed version of 737, mindblowing

  • Droobilicious
    DroobiliciousVor 29 Tage

    Do the flap skew noise again!

  • Steve Sales
    Steve SalesVor Monat

    I wish my schoolteachers had been as interesting, knowledgeable and as skilled at imparting knowledge. Thank you.

  • Neej Tshiab
    Neej TshiabVor Monat

    I thought they were luggage compartments for the crews 🤣🤣🤣

  • sri Abeysinghe
    sri AbeysingheVor Monat

    Your english??????

  • Speedbird


    Vor Monat

    @sri Abeysinghe Wow..now Im actually worried..but glad to see you use the term correctly😆

  • sri Abeysinghe

    sri Abeysinghe

    Vor Monat

    @Speedbird that none of your business mind your own👙 and wear this if you are an male

  • Speedbird


    Vor Monat

    @sri Abeysinghe Not worried😆 Just correcting one of the most misused words..

  • sri Abeysinghe

    sri Abeysinghe

    Vor Monat

    And why are you worrying for my comment

  • sri Abeysinghe

    sri Abeysinghe

    Vor Monat

    Excuse me that short i comment

  • TheSulross
    TheSulrossVor Monat

    cover subjects like being required to turn off electronic devices during take off - is there an actual incident caused by passenger electronic device? (or is this too sensitive a subject with aviation regulators such that giving an honest assessment could get an aviator in a bit of hot water with employer or regulators?)

  • 0405
    0405Vor Monat

    They made the 747 look good

  • J S
    J SVor Monat

    Great learning tool

  • Jacque's Jems
    Jacque's JemsVor Monat


  • Louis Humphreys
    Louis HumphreysVor Monat

    I have wondered what those are...now I know. Seems I'm always finding myself seated close behind the wings...looking at those things. Great explanation.

  • Jason Summit
    Jason SummitVor Monat

    So if you are flying into a strong cross wind, can you advance the flaps in an uneven rate to stabilise the aircraft? Or does it matter?

  • Speedbird


    Vor Monat

    No, you cannot🙃

  • Frank Latimer
    Frank LatimerVor Monat

    Why do pilots keep the flat earth to the group??? We know it's flat!!!!! I am a builder and my level wouldn't be level if I was on a 90% angle. Time to fess up

  • Speedbird


    Vor Monat


  • Popular Media
    Popular MediaVor Monat

    To save everybody time. Its just a cover for some mechanical stuff inside.

  • JohnD Himebaugh
    JohnD HimebaughVor Monat

    Found this channel today and subscribed right away. Been subscribed for about 2 years to 74 Gear and love Kelseys’s videos Now I have a new channel feeding. My dad was an instructor polot with Western and Delts doing recurrent training on 727’s and 737’s. I got to go down a couple of times to LAX and fly the full motion simulators. He started in the Air Force and flew B-25’s, -26, and then -29 then end his Air Force career in Vietnam in B ‘52s. My hero.

  • Buck Otte
    Buck OtteVor Monat

    Unrelated, but.....do the jet engines turn in opposite directions of rotation ?

  • David Anderson
    David AndersonVor Monat

    No micro switches. skew sensors are rotory gear sensor atacted to a rod connectet to flap, Position sensor also gear driven, NO MICROSWITCH ON 737 Flaps

  • Michael Fritz
    Michael FritzVor Monat

    Wow...fine job..”complicated “..stuff....

  • Jeff Riles
    Jeff RilesVor Monat

    Chemical tanks

  • Joseph Dumani
    Joseph DumaniVor Monat

    What the requirements to train as pilot?

  • chester primeous
    chester primeousVor Monat

    chem trail ports?

  • Ignatius V. Mwanyekange
    Ignatius V. MwanyekangeVor Monat

    Thank you, I have learned something from this video

  • weavergrad
    weavergradVor Monat

    Those act as flippers ....

  • Vik Karabin
    Vik KarabinVor Monat

    “skew the flap like NYYAAA” gotcha captain. clear as day.


    Hi. You are a fantastic teacher. Nice to learn from you. Do you know anyone who has developed VR & AR training materials for Airport Ground Handling. Pilot Training etc. Regards Dinesh Menon from Goa. India

  • Bob Martinet
    Bob MartinetVor Monat

    I knew what the flap fairings were, but I also learned about the safety features preventing asymmetric flap settings. Very nice, thank you.

  • Boris Kolnestrov
    Boris KolnestrovVor Monat


  • 73Ox
    73OxVor Monat

    I made those, but for the Airbus..

  • Gary Butte
    Gary ButteVor Monat

    flap track canoes and inside are the flap track rollers and jack screw assy.

  • David Vaughn
    David VaughnVor Monat

    I always thought they were called nacelles which do exactly what you say they do. The aircraft was originally developed in France in the early 20th century and is why many of the parts have French names. They are not just "flaps" but are technically called Fowler-Flaps as they have slats to increase laminar airflow which increases efficiency.

  • D Momcilovic
    D MomcilovicVor Monat

    Every bit explained ends with “OK” very irritating

  • abdulasis kalid
    abdulasis kalidVor Monat

    Im not a pilot or a student on aviation, but i find your explanation good, very straight to the point

  • RS Strazz
    RS StrazzVor Monat

    Does ONE motor control ALL flaps on BOTH wings, or each wing have its own (one per wing) motor? He says something about a motor located in (@3:00, unintelligible)>"wee-er" bay - referring to an area in (each=x2) wing(s) or ONE in the fuselage?

  • Culver's Of Gallatin
    Culver's Of GallatinVor Monat

    flaptrack fairings

  • James Neidel
    James NeidelVor Monat

    Learning about the different systems is always interesting.

  • Tibor Uray
    Tibor UrayVor Monat

    Answer is simple. That is where the missiles are mounted.

  • Jacob Hansen
    Jacob HansenVor Monat

    Has anyone out there mentioned that the pods underneath the aft edge of the wings ALSO serve as a protection against elements like pollution, water (that of the rain) or other stuffs that MAY cause the hydraulic systems within them (the pods) to malfunction? Regards, Jacob Hansen, Haugesund, Scandinavia.

  • Mystic Wine
    Mystic WineVor Monat

    Lame explanation of the pods

  • raymond wong
    raymond wongVor Monat

    Boeing is trying hard! The 737 max is the most dangerous and uncertified aircraft by Boeing! The Boeing certified the plane themselves and not going through the FAA; well the FAA kind of let it go through the certification by turning a blind eye! I think this is a video about the 737 max instead of the "pod" so guys don't be fool by it! Why doesn't this "pilot" looking guy use another model to talk about the "pod"? Too many people died already because of the mis-conduct by Boeing and the FAA!

  • Mentour Pilot

    Mentour Pilot

    Vor Monat

    What? This is a Boeing 737NG. I’m not sure I understand your insinuation?

  • Sidd Rajput
    Sidd RajputVor Monat

    I thought they were fuel tanks.

  • Mikhail Kulikov
    Mikhail KulikovVor Monat

    Loved the explanation, especially that flaps are trying to make chord (which is by definition a straight line) more bent. Keep those videos coming

  • yeme
    yemeVor Monat


  • Jeff
    JeffVor Monat

    They are covid free pods for paying customers

  • Max Aghazadeh
    Max AghazadehVor Monat

    I find excellent information on all your videos. Thank you for that. I have a question regarding the 9/11 building that got hit by planes. They said a bunch of young students flew the planes into buildings and that they went to a flying school for about 6 months and learn to fly with a small 1 engine plane. Is it possible they could fly the jumbo jet plane without extended schooling and experience like the way we were told? I like to hear your answer on this. Thank you

  • Jason Lee
    Jason LeeVor Monat

    We had a flap indication issue a few years back on the approach to Dublin. Suddenly powered up and climbed over the Irish Sea in a holding pattern before landing at a higher speed and sharper descent as you said.

  • Mabihina Fff
    Mabihina FffVor Monat


  • Mabihina Fff
    Mabihina FffVor Monat


  • Mohabat khan Malak
    Mohabat khan MalakVor Monat

    You are a good pilot. One of my favorite airplanes is the Junkers Ju52, I like its flying characteristics. It has just one long wing control surface that functions as a flap or aileron. About the missile carrying capability, almost all big planes have strong points under the surface skin on the wings and fuselage. Devices can be attached on these strong points such as radar pod, scientific instruments and sensors, sea rescue pod, rockets for boost takeoff, missiles and bombs and even engine transport. The last one, an airliner can carry an engine as frieght (usually when a repaired or faulty engine that needs to go back to their maintanance centre)with passengers on board. The engine is slung under one of the wings and while flying, the pilot trims the rudder for the extra drag on that side.


    I was thinking peas seeds are housed in a pod until they shoot out yes. Seeds of climate destruction

  • dh
    dhVor Monat

    Wonder why there is no pods on rear mounted engines aircraft.

  • steve
    steveVor Monat

    Can you see that the world is a globe and not flat?

  • Barnhao
    BarnhaoVor Monat

    I like the Buddha be hide you

  • James Hill
    James HillVor Monat

    Those are hinge and screwjack covers

  • berhardt vrijleven
    berhardt vrijlevenVor Monat

    5:30 nnjjiiiimIIIIA?

  • Roberto Cameto
    Roberto CametoVor Monat

    I am an old civil pilot , just retired and of course I enjoy your videos. Congratulations for your fine work and your time too. Best regards from Montevideo-Uruguay

  • Juan Manuel Valladolid Moro
    Juan Manuel Valladolid MoroVor Monat

    Thank you for your videos. I understand perfectly your accent and you help me very well to learn English at the same time.

  • BubblesPothowari
    BubblesPothowariVor Monat

    In short : Whitcomb body or Küchemann carrot..... fm a Navy Pilot.

  • wackjob
    wackjobVor Monat

    777 wingmajors Flap 2....one of the hardest jobs I've done. 3 day cycle mandatory OT...7 days. My back will never forget

  • Zvonko Momcilovic
    Zvonko MomcilovicVor Monat

    Once I've noticed the tip of a "pod" was missing and discretely notified the crew by taking a photo with my phone. The attendant took my phone and went to show it to the captain - who said it was nothing to worry about. So apparently, it did not affect aerodynamics much. They knowingly took off without it.

  • Speedbird


    Vor Monat

    It can actually be of, its a MEL (CDL) item, so there will be a fuel penalty (meaning it will affect aerodynamics to a degree). But you can fly without, in a restricted number of days, at least on a 737NG

  • Dipling. Pitzler
    Dipling. PitzlerVor Monat

    The green position light of the sofa is not working ! When dark it is not possible to estimate which way the sofa is moving any more!Hazard of collision !

  • Kyle Flanary
    Kyle FlanaryVor Monat

    flap hinge fairings

  • Jason Bossert
    Jason BossertVor Monat

    That's where the wifi is

  • Sanjay Kumar Sharma
    Sanjay Kumar SharmaVor Monat

    Very good explanation, Thanks.

  • Richard Bailey
    Richard BaileyVor Monat

    You can arm anythink mr cool pilot.

  • Mohan Pillai
    Mohan PillaiVor Monat

    Tells me that the pilot does less than half in getting back safely on the ground

  • yunush
    yunushVor Monat

    Thanks so much for putting these videos up. I am loving them.

  • Boricua
    BoricuaVor Monat

    Thanks for sharing and explaining about the Flap's

  • Tony O'shea
    Tony O'sheaVor Monat

    I will like to see big aircrafts,like 747 bear two (2)engines on the wings and another two (2) engines on the tail,instead of ALL four on the wings. Four engines on the wings put a lot of pressure/weight on them. On a recent long flight,the 747 wings made sqeeky sounds from the weight, like they were going to drop-off.

  • loeb1
    loeb1Vor Monat

    mentour pilot vs captain joe... mentour pilot is captain and captain joe is First officer

  • nehemiah s
    nehemiah sVor Monat


  • Vadim
    VadimVor Monat

    I always thothgt they were weapon hardpoints.

  • Sean Clement
    Sean ClementVor Monat

    "If you think about it..." Thank you, Sir! ..."Problems with flaps"? OMG!!!

  • freek136
    freek136Vor Monat

    Wat about the pods?

  • Dax Shell
    Dax ShellVor Monat

    that.... was the most boring answer ever. i preferred imagining my plane was a missile armed vigilante by night.

  • Kenji Miyamoto
    Kenji MiyamotoVor Monat

    You speak fast.

  • ME First
    ME FirstVor Monat


  • Speedbird


    Vor Monat

    Probably not a bad place actually..🤔😆

  • riley zafra

    riley zafra

    Vor Monat

    B R O ?

  • hawaiiguy
    hawaiiguyVor Monat

    very good explanation. the pilot (co-pilot) needs to know how every part of the plane works to secure a safe flight for all. thank you!

  • tengku h
    tengku hVor Monat

    My granny telling me that is the Hellfire missiles launching pod.

  • Robert Yu
    Robert YuVor Monat

    I myself never made any conclusion as to what they were. So no assume doesn’t make an ass out of you and me.

  • Martin Robematinrobertrt
    Martin RobematinrobertrtVor Monat

    Thank you so very much SIR! 🛫✈🛬🌹🍀🍁☘

  • Martin Robematinrobertrt
    Martin RobematinrobertrtVor Monat

    Thank you so very much SIR! 🛫✈🛬🌹🍀🍁☘

  • Rafael Quintana
    Rafael QuintanaVor Monat