10 Cool Facts About Airplanes

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Every day, there are approximately 200,000 flights around the world. For those who love aviation, flying is a passion and a life pursuit. It can also be completely baffling and amazing. Here are 10 random facts about flight and flying and airplanes.


1
The first time Amelia Earhart, an American aviation pioneer, saw an airplane, she wasn’t impressed and declined a ride.

2
More than 80% of people report being afraid of flying to some degree.

3
In the 1920s, a plane ticket cost just $5!

4
Air travel is the second safest form of travel. The first safest method is the elevator/escalator, although you wouldn’t get very far!

5
To be a flight attendant, you’d have to undergo intensive safety and medical training. Serving food and drinks is only part of their job; their main concern is safety.

6
At any time, there are 61,000 people in the air over the United States!

7
The President and Vice President of the United States never fly together in case an accident were to occur.

8
Airbus developers have their eyes set for the future, including some out of this world designs such as a see through plane where passengers can have an almost 360 degree view of what’s around them as they fly.

9
Most of a plane is made from lightweight aluminum. This is why it’s forbidden to bring Mercury, which can destroy aluminum in minutes, on flights!

10
Airplane technology is so advanced that planes could literally fly themselves. They don’t technically need the pilots.