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 ? #5

Q) Which is the oldest airline in the world? A) KLM Royal Dutch Airline from Netherlands is the self-proclaimed oldest airline in the world. It is also the world's oldest continually operating airline...

Did you know ? #4

Q) Why is it said that a pilot has " bought the farm" when there is a fatal accident? A) Earlier pilots often landed on farms and usually were required to pay for...

Did you know ? #3

Q) What is the average age of a commercial aircraft? A) The lifespan of an aircraft is not truly measured in time. Instead, it is counted based on pressurization cycles. Each time an...

Did you know ? #2

Q) Why did early pilots refer to their Autopilots as 'George'? A) Early autopilots were gyroscopic (or G systems, for short). In the old phonetic alphabet, the letter G was represented by "George...

Did you know ? #1

Q) Why is the pilot's compartment referred to as the cockpit? A) A cockpit was the pit in which cocks battled, in layman terms a place where the battles/ fights took place, by...

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.