Captain Joe explains that planes are typically painted white in order to reflect heat from the engines and save money on fuel. He also notes that the white color makes it easier for search and rescue teams to find wreckage.
00:00:00 The video explains that most commercial airplanes are painted white because they are more reflective than other colors, and that this saves money on fuel. The white paint job also makes it easier for search and rescue teams to find wreckage.
00:05:00 In this video, Captain Joe explains why planes are typically painted white. The heat from the engines can cause the wings to expand significantly, leading to a white paint job to help dissipate the heat.