1 So is landing
2 Air is filtered by the same equipment used in hospitals
3. Airliners do if only to hit the switches to make the auto pilot work
4. The door is bigger than the hole and has to open inward - even unlatched in flight it would take several people to open it
5 Nothing is indestructible
6 More turbulence due to more CO2 in the air
7. Pilots do eat airline food but are not allowed to have the same meal option as one another due to the possibility of poisoning getting them both
8.True - but if required that is plenty of time for the plane to drop to a height that makes the air available breathable with no ill effects
9. Wrong - they are so so cheap that they are not re - used
10. No one can say how old you think the plane is so cannot be true
11 Just plane wrong - though occasionally they may be
12 Airliners can fly safely with an engine off and are designed to.
The Lockheed Blackbird SR71 could fly at around 3 times the speed of sound
The Anglo-French Concorde was the fastest airliner at about twice the speed of sound but never made any money and is now out of service
One the most deadly airplane accidents actually happened on the ground. In 1977, two fully loaded planes carrying a total of over 600 passengers collided head-on in the middle of the runway in what is now known as the Tenerife Accident, named after Tenerife Island where the accident occurred. Over 500 people died.
One windshield or window frame of a Boeing 747-400’s cockpit costs as much as a BMW.
The world’s smallest jet is the BD-5 Micro. Its wingspan is 14–21 feet and weighs just 358 pounds
The tires of a Boeing KC-135 jet tanker’s landing gear consist of 8 main gear wheels and two nose wheels. This is enough material to make 100 automobile tires.
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 wing tip to wing tip. It was originally built to transport a space plane.
In the United States, 2 million passengers board more than 30,000 flights—every day.
The risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is 1 in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.
In 1947, Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.