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12 Amazing Plane Facts

It’s the holiday season, so many of you will be jetting off to amazing destinations, obviously, you’ll be taking your smartphone or tablet so you can study while you’re there! If you’re travelling abroad this summer you’ll most probably be going by plane, so here are some incredible things you might not know about air travel.

  1. All International pilots must be able to speak English.
  2. Airplanes can withstand lightning!
  3. Only 5% of the world’s population has ever been on a plane.
  4. There are a whopping 3 million people in the air on planes at any one time.
  5. The first-ever plane was invented and flown by the Wright brothers in 1903.
  6. The average Boeing 747 has about 150-175 miles of wiring inside it.
  7. The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger plane – it has around 4 million parts, is a double-decker, and holds up to 853 passengers.
  8. The typical cruising speed of a commercial jet is 550-580 mph.
  9. Airbus hopes to be flying passengers in transparent planes by the year 2050.
  10. According to research, 80% of plane crashes happen in either the first 3 minutes after takeoff or the last 8 minutes before landing.
  11. Turbulence is the number one cause of in-flight injury.
 
September 15, 2021

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