Facts that You May Not Know About Airplane - 1

Only known by pilots and cabin crew, and now it's your turn!

Vacation by airplane has become the top choice of most tourists in the world, I think you're going to think the same thing unwittingly assume you already know all about the airplane.

The fact did not say that, as written on the sites Travel and Leisure, Monday, October 24, 2016. These new facts indicate many things that are unknown by tourists, they know, pilots and cabin crew, and you will know after this.

This article is written in two parts, citing the travel sites, KompasTravel, today.

1. The aircraft was designed anti-lightning

According to the weather agency data, it has been estimated, lightning struck one aircraft every year. One of the 1,000 hours of air travel, the aircraft was struck by lightning.

Anti-lightning technology is able to protect aircraft, proven since 1963 there's no planes that crashed because of lightning. The technology works by passing electrical energy from lightning flowing through the fuselage and back to the outside air without causing the slightest damage.

2. There were no safest seats in airplane

As assumed so far, for example, TIME once made a research and concluded that the seats in the middle of the plane is the safest of the accident. The fact of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said there is no safest seat in the plane.

3. Some aircraft have a small bedroom

Indeed there is a bedroom for cabin crew on aircraft, such as the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner has a small bedroom, solely to avoid fatigue. Especially in the long-haul flights, because they worked up to 16 hours a day.

The small bedroom can be accessed via a hidden staircase that is only known to the cabin crew. The room has a low ceiling, with 6-10 beds, a bathroom, and sometimes in-flight entertainment.

4. Aircraft tires designed shatterproof

Is it possible the tire on the aircraft at any time can be broken due to sustain a heavy burden? No.

Aircraft tires have been designed specifically for shatterproof and can support loads up to 38 tons, despite the best in the speed of 170 miles per hour as it landed.

There are other facts in the next article with other interesting facts, and make passengers and tourists can easily understand how the flight crew works. Especially in maintaining the standard of passenger comfort and safety.

Continue to Part 2.

Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Travel and Leisure
Image: Garuda Indonesia


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