Cognitive facts about aviation and air travel

Interesting facts about air travel and aviation in general.

Many have been flying planes, someone is just going to, in any case, the information will be useful to everyone.

Aircraft - the safest means of transportation.


The oldest airline in the world is a Dutch KLM, which was founded in October 1919 of the seventh.


First flight attendant on board the aircraft was an American Ellen Church. She was a nurse by training and had a license for the control of the airplane. When in 1930 she applied for a job in the airline «Boeing Air Transit», there gladly responded. Girl, except for duties, ran the fuel tanks, carried luggage, wind the watch in the cockpit, fly beat, etc.


Prior to that, two years on airplanes operated only male flight attendants (stewards), and only on German aircraft.


Every airport, according to the rules of international aviation, has a three-letter code in Latin. In Russia this code in Cyrillic. Ufa - the only airport, whose name in the international and Russian systems of the same: UVA - UFA.


More funny story from Copenhagen and Saransk. The two airports same letters code. Only in Copenhagen are in Latin and Cyrillic in Saransk - NRC.


In most Western airliners airlines no thirteenth row.


More than half a century ago, the ticket price was at least an order of magnitude higher than now. That is, moving in real time, for example, flights from Moscow to Rome would have cost you not 6000 rubles, and at least every sixty.


Part of the stake in the airline «British Airways» belongs to the Church of England.


Scientists claim that the noise of aircraft engines alters taste of food. It seems to be more crisp, but less salty and sweet.


At the airport, the South Korean city of Incheon you will not find 4, 13 and 44 outputs. With the number 13 everything is clear and in tune with the way the death of 4.


According to a survey of more than 70,000 respondents in May last year, it was revealed that the airline «Scandinavian Airlines» is the most preferred among gays and lesbians


The first commercial passenger flight took place 99 years ago. Of course, then buy tickets was not yet all available option and the right to fly solved behind the scenes.


Every thirty third passenger suffers aerophobia.

The most annoying factor during the flight for passengers is a knock on the neighbor's rear backrest.


Pilots flying on international flights, communicate with dispatchers in English only.


The largest number of airports located in the United States - more than 14 and a half thousand. Truncated !!!




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