Saturday, March 6, 2021

Wheels Up!

Priya is an airline pilot, spotting aircraft in the skies as a child gave birth to her dreams of flying an aircraft, a feat she achieved at the age of 17. While flying gives her a high, writing keeps her grounded, but she finds both equally liberating. In this blog she will take you through some fact files in the field of Aviation.

Did you know? #13

Q) Oxygen masks are decoys, meant to keep passengers calm before a crash ? A) This one, propagated by the character Tyler Durden in "Fight Club," is way off the mark, according to...

Did you know ? #12

Q) What are strobe lights and why do they flash twice on an Airbus while on the Boeing they blink only once ? A) While the aircraft is quite noticeable on the ground,...

Did you know ? #11

Q) Do you get drunk faster at cruising altitude ? A) Discovery's "Mythbusters" took this one on, and found it categorically false. But because planes are not pressurised to sea level (it's the...

Did you know ? #10

Q) Why do Airplanes have curved wingtips? A) During a flight, the pressure is lower on top of the wing than it is under the wing. The air tends to move from the...

Did you know ? #9

Q) How do Airplanes look so spacious? A) Designers use several tricks to make airplanes look bigger and more spacious than they actually are. For example, the walls have a certain shape to...

Did you know ? #8

Q) Did you know who introduced Business Class? A) Many airlines can claim to be part of the evolution of business class. JAL (Japan Airlines) was the first to offer better facilities for...

Did you know ? #7

Q) Why do airplanes have round windows? A) In the beginning of the 1950s, de Havilland developed Comet, the world’s first commercial jet airliner. It was literally a miracle, but a year later...

Did you know ? #6

Q) Who is the world's most frequent flyer? A) Its Mr Stuker, who admits he is very competitive and likes breaking records, even if they are his own. 'Some people play golf five...

Wheels Up!

Priya is an airline pilot, spotting aircraft in the skies as a child gave birth to her dreams of flying an aircraft, a feat she achieved at the age of 17. While flying gives her a high, writing keeps her grounded, but she finds both equally liberating. In this blog she will take you through some fact files in the field of Aviation.