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 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?

Did you know 4 - Aviation Blogs OnlineA) 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.

 

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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.