Airplanes have come a long way since the Wright brothers. With the amazing advancements in aerospace technology, aircraft today are capable of enduring and doing many remarkable things.
Mentioned below are 4 facts you probably didn’t know about airplanes and air travel –
When lightning strikes..
Do not worry! Why? Well, because airplanes are designed to be struck by lightning. Here’s an interesting fact: airplanes are regularly struck by lightning. Surveys say a plane is struck by lightning at least once a year. Wondering why planes haven’t been downed by lightning? It is because of the careful construction of an aircraft that the electrical charge of a lightning bolt passes through the aircraft and out of it, thus not harming the aircraft in any way.
Why the low beams when landing?
We’ve all wondered about this, at least at one point during the landing. The lights are dimmed to prepare you in case the plane landing goes bad and passengers have to evacuate. In this scenario, your eyes are already adapting to the darkness, making evacuation easier.
Why flight food tastes so bad?
Flight food is bad, we can all agree with that, but the plane is not to be blamed. The temperature of the aircraft is to be blamed. The airplane environment actually changes the way food and drinks taste; the dry recycled air in the aircraft cabin makes the food soft due to the low humidity.
Is there a safer seat?
While some studies claim that there are certain places on an airplane that guarantee the lowest fatality rate in a crash, let us tell you that those claims are not true. There is no safer seat on an airplane. There are so many variables in play that it’s impossible to know where to sit to survive a crash.
How many of these did you already know?