Airplane pilots are my heroes because without them I wouldn't be able to fly to different countries around the globe. Airplane pilots log in lots of flying hours, they have to get us safely to our destination and know hot to handle emergency situations. Every time I get off an airplane safely I'm forever grateful to the dedicated and harworking pilots. Air traffic controllers are my heroes too.
Next time you fly remember all the peoplewho make flying possible, the air traffic controllers,maintenace technicians, and the pilots. AVIATION is a fascinating industry and this past week I've spent hours learning lots of valuable information about AVIATION.
A commercial aircraft flies at an average speed of 800 kilometers per hour.
A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts.
More than 80% of the population is afraid of flying.
Pilots eat a different meal; the pilot and co-pilot must eat different entrees served on the plane to guard against cases of food poisoning.
Only 5% of the world's population has ever flown on an airplane.
The lifespan of an airliner is not measured in time but on pressurization cycles.
KLM Dutch Airlines is the oldest airline in the world, estalished in 1919.
The Tenerife disaster in 1977 was the deadliest accident in aviation history. It involved a collision of two passenger jets, KLM Flight 4805 and PAN AM Flight 1736. The planes collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport (now Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Teneife, Canary Islands.