> The article was written for people's entertainment, and I enjoyed reading it. It might be a bad idea, but it is a good article.
Agreed. More to the point, this is something that passengers, and even non-travellers, often ask about. It is a thorough, accurate, and informative article for that sort of public.
FWIW, I used to test Prof. Morvan and his colleagues' ideas of how to make things fly (they work!) in my capacity as FTAATSOAA¹, and he has done a magnificent job of explaining the important points of why things are the way they are in this regard, and why.
¹ First To Arrive At The Scene Of An Accident. Otherwise known as a pilot.