13 strange facts about flying that you need to know

Most of us have probably already flown, many will even do it fairly regularly. And yes, we know that with the disabled taste buds and that is why the food has to be more seasoned. What many do not yet know, we have compiled here in 13-fold execution.

13: The on-board toilet

The staff can control the on-board toilet at any time, because you can complete from the inside, as much as you want. The flight attendants have a small mechanism with which also a door locked from inside rises. So if you want to give in to your cigarette-smuggling illegally or maybe join the Mile-High-Club with your company, you should be prepared for an unpleasant visit. Although, the Mile High Club thing does give it the last kick, right?

12: Food Selection

Good that there are a variety of food menus on long-haul flights. And at least pilot and co-pilot are dependent on it exactly. Because most airlines pretend that the two are not allowed to eat the same. In case one of them is bad. Or poisoned. You never know. Nice to know that. Why are not we reassured?

11: Paid working time

Pilots and stewardesses are only paid for the time the aircraft is in the air . So next time you want to vent your anger about delays in the check-in or on the runway, you should be aware that it is certainly not the cabin crew.

10: Dimmed light

If the light is dimmed during takeoff and landing, this is by no means a free wellness contribution , which is included in the ticket price. Rather, the eyes of passengers should be accustomed to an emergency that completely extinguishes the light. So not all stumble blinded confused. Again, a completely reassuring fact. Not.

9: Maximum drop height

Most passengers would like to avoid turbulence . Anyone who experiences them anyway, but most likely has exaggerated ideas of the abruptly experienced height difference . Slight turbulence brings a plane a maximum of seven meters from the course. Stronger ones – those are the ones where the first ones begin to pray and the flight crew has finally set the obligatory smile – reach a maximum drop heightof about 30 meters. That’s very hard. But also the highest limit. After that, only the crash comes.

8: Gigantic dimensions

It now raise true monsters in the air. The Airbus A380 has arrived at a span that is actually twice the length of the Wright Brothers’ first motorized flight . The latter covered exactly 42 meters in 1903, the A380 has a wingspan of 87 meters. Wow!

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7: Lots of Hardware

A normal Boeing 747, a jumbo jet, has between 240 and 280 kilometers of cable in its bowels. That would be enough to connect the Hamburg-Berlin route. In addition, the entire bird consists of as many as six million parts . So if technicians come with a handful of screws out of the belly of the machine, do not worry, there are still enough components in place. It will work out.

6: Right Economically

Fat aircraft are true fuel guzzlers , right? Not correct! Let’s take a quick look at it: on a 10-hour flight, a 747 will swallow 136,000 liters of kerosene, but will also have 500 people on board. That’s the equivalent of just 0.038 liters per person per kilometer flown. Transferring to the car (which of course does not fuel kerosene) is 2.36 liters per 100 kilometers . Honestly, does your car make it?

5: Safest place No one wants to sit in the

back of the plane , right? It takes forever to get off after landing. And every idiot drags past one on the way to the toilet. Well, it is, BUT: In the rear you have the best chance of survival ! A Popular Mechanics study evaluating 36 years of National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB ) investigations into aircraft crashes found statistically that most of the passengers survived in the tail. The first class in the bug, on the other hand, has the worst scores. Look.

4: Gliders

Modern jets are designed to fly safely even with one turbine working and landing without any engine thrust. If the transatlantic flight is so 100-200 miles before the safe runway for gliding – no panic, everything still in the green area. In such a case, just enjoy the sudden silence in the cabin. Apart from the hoarse cries of the hurrying decaying fellow travelers.

3: Immortal

Technically, you can not die on a flight . It’s so. For legal reasons. The organism that still has it behind does not care. He is still spent by the staff in a region of the aircraft where less is going on. Mostly this is the first class . Dead, you finally get the dream upgrade that you could never afford to live. Typical!

2: Lots going Lots of

things going on in the sky: at any point in time (including right now, or now.) There are about 9,700 aircraft in the air carrying about 1.2 million passengers worldwide . This strictly makes the heavens the world’s 156th largest country, directly between Estonia and East Timor.

1: Emotional

Well, have you ever seen a movie during the flight and howled like a castle dog ? And that is not your style at all? Do not worry, you are still men and completely normal. There is an interesting scientific explanation for this phenomenon . Ultimately, the emotional instability is caused by several cooperating factors, such as: travel stress, reduced oxygen content and a concomitant mild hypoxia. And done. Saw 8 tears of emotion already roll over our cheeks. Everything is normal.

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