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 damaged crops. Such a pilot was said to have “bought” a part of the farm. Pilots who failed to survive are said to have bought the whole farm.
Q) Only 5% of the world’s population have ever been on an airplane?
A) Though the aviation sector is growing rapidly, according to the statistics only 5% of the world’s population has ever flown on an airplane. Many people, especially from the underdeveloped regions, have never ever been on an aircraft and it is not likely that they will have an opportunity to fly in their life. However, at the same time a small minority of the world’s population fly very regularly.