How Does a Jet Engine Work: Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow [Video]

Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: Nope, this isn’t the title of a bad adult only movie, but the simple way to explain how jet engines work.

Baratunde Thurston takes you behind the scenes at GE’s Global Research Center to answer the question: How does a jet engine work? With the help of aerospace engineer Todd Wetzel, you’ll see why “suck, squeeze, bang, blow” is a great way to talk about modern flight. From turbojets to turbofans, the two discuss how airplane engines have evolved to become the powerful, high-efficiency machines they are today.

[General Electric | Via LS]