13 Nov Aviation History Month
1903, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina the Wright brothers flew in the air for twelve seconds. This would change our state and nations history!
Some interesting facts about aviation
- We take traveling by aircraft for granted. Only 5% of the world’s population has flown though. Shocking?! We thought so too. With the large amount of people in undeveloped countries, it is easy to see how many people haven’t had the opportunity to even see a plane.
- If everyone in an airplane jumped into the air at the same time, would the plane get lighter? In fact, the opposite is true. Because of a basic law of physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so if you jump into the air, you actually force the airplane downward a little bit, thereby increasing its weight momentarily.
- An airplane takes off or lands every 37 seconds at Chicago O’Hares International Airport. That’s almost 100 planes per hour.
- The Boeing 747 burns approximately 1 gallon of fuel every second. Over the course of a 10 hour flight, it may burn up to 36,000 gallons.
- An air traveler can lose approximately 1.5 litres of water from the body during a 3 hour flight.