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21 AMAZING AIRPLANE FACTS

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Airplane or Aeroplane (informally plane) is powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine and rocket engine. Airplanes comes in variety of sizes, shapes and wing configuration. So We concluded some most amazing facts about AIRPLANE.

Here are the 21 interesting facts about AIRPLANE.

world’s largest passenger plane is the Airbus A380

The world’s largest passenger plane is the Airbus A380. It is a double-decker four-engine jetliner. It made its first flight on April 27, 2005.

world’s fastest airplane is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The world’s fastest airplane is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying at 2,193 miles per hour. It has held the record for nearly 40 years.

Commercial airport runways

Commercial airport runways are typically 2 to 4 feet thick with layers of asphalt. Taxiways are usually thinner, with around 18 inches of concrete.

wings of the airplane

The wings of the airplane are just one component of flight. There are actually four forces of flight that push the plane up, down, forward, or slow it down. These four forces of flight are lift, thrust, drag, and weight.

Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane in 1903

The Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane in 1903. It is considered the world’s first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight. Their aircraft, the Wright Flyer, flew about 120 feet.

jet’s contrails (or white trails)

A jet’s contrails (or white trails) consist of water vapor and can be used to predict the weather. A thin, shorter tail indicates low humidity and fair weather. A thick, longer lasting tail signifies the early indication of a storm.

world’s smallest jet is the BD-5 Micro

The world’s smallest jet is the BD-5 Micro. Its wingspan is 14–21 feet and weighs just 358 pounds.

Boeing 767

The Boeing 767 sucks in enough air through its engines to fill a Good Year Blimp in 7 seconds.

sitting in the tail of an airplane improves chances of accident survival 40%

According to Popular Mechanics, sitting in the tail of an airplane improves chances of accident survival 40%.

A pilot must have 20/20 vision

A pilot must have 20/20 vision, with or without corrective lenses, to become a civilian airline pilot.

a plane called Voyager flew all the way around the world without landing

In 1986, a plane called Voyager flew all the way around the world without landing or refueling.

U.S. airline industry makes about $170 billion in revenue each year

The U.S. airline industry makes about $170 billion in revenue each year. The industry constitutes 600 companies.

Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound

In 1947, Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.

world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380

The world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380, has about 4 million parts.

oxygen in an airplane’s emergency oxygen masks lasts for only about 15 minutes

The oxygen in an airplane’s emergency oxygen masks lasts for only about 15 minutes.

revenue of airline industry worldwide

Worldwide, the airline industry generates about US$640 billion.

fear of flying called aviophobia

About 1 in 5 people have fear of flying, or “aviophobia.”

commercial jet has an average cruising speed of 550–580 mph

A commercial jet has an average cruising speed of 550–580 mph.

Antonov AN-225 cargo jet is the largest plane in the world

The Antonov AN-225 cargo jet is the largest plane in the world. It is nearly as big as a football field from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip. It was originally built to transport a space plane.

facts about airplane

Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food to avoid the possibility of food poisoning sickening the entire flight crew.

English is the international language of flight

English is the international language of flight. All flight controllers and all commercial pilots who fly on international flights are required to speak English.

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