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Interesting Everyday Aviation Facts

Among the modes of transportation available, flying lands in the top tier. Before flight was possible, the only way to travel to the other side of the map was to navigate the vast waters.

Pilots
Pilots

Journeying by boats or ships would take several days to even months of braving the open seas. Airplanes offer a way to meet your destination in a matter of days or hours to the furthest corner of the world. As one of the greatest innovations of our modern time, Airplanes and flight are two topics that have piqued our interest through the years. We may be well informed on the mainstream line, yet as curiosity goes… there is always more to know.

Airplane Fun Facts

Flight Language – In most endeavors, communication is the key to success. When to comes to flying, it is an imperative aspect. Clear, concise and precise interaction is essential in every flight communication. English is used internationally among ATCO’s and Pilots. It is in the form of Phraseology which is learned and spoken universally. Early Aviation – The first concepts of flying were inspired by birds. Many experiments prior to the Wright Brothers have introduced the mind to the possibility. George Cayley built the first glider in 1799 that was able to soar in the air for small durations. The dynamics of the glider implemented the interaction between an object and the sky helping future inventors to take flight.

Eating in the Sky – It is a small known fact that most airlines have a policy in regards to the eating habits of flight staff. Meals are served on some flights to passengers which will ultimately differ from what the Pilots will dine on. This is to avoid a breakout scenario if illness were to occur. If such an outbreak were to occur, it could lead to disastrous results. Safe and Sound- According to statistics, flying is the second safest way to travel. Despite its scary appearance and extreme heights, an airplane is built to overcome certain obstacles. Cars and trains have a greater risk of crashing than a plane in midair. Interestingly, the number one on the safety list is none other than an elevator.

Airplane food
Airplane food

Tasty Treats- Have you ever noticed how airplane foods seems to have an abundance of flavor? Extra spices and ingredients are added into each meal for a tasty balance. A combination of the cabin and air pressure causes a dry nose and reduction in taste buds. At greater heights, our bodies react differently to certain acidities. This is all taken in consideration when forming a flight menu. Dehydration- Dehydration can cause a number of symptoms that are easy to recognize. Tiredness, thirst, heart palpitations, dry mouth or lips, headache or dizziness can occur when we are not hydrated enough. Flying is known to deplete your body of up to 1.5 liters of water leading to a higher chance of dehydrating. Drinking plenty of fluids is advised at all times especially when traveling by plane.