When it comes to flying, let’s say that some things are just left in the air!
As travelers, we recklessly place a huge amount for booking our flight tickets and also the trust in our airline crew to make sure that we are safely hurdled through the air (about 35,000 feet up).
And it’s a little astonishing that there is still so much about aviation that’s masked in mystery.
To answer all those questions we have about flying and the individuals who make sure we do it safely, we wrote this article to help you out. Take a look!
- What will happen if the engine stops working?
In every flight, planes shift to a model where the engines work at zero leverage. For instance, if you are driving with a manual gearbox and switch the gear to neutral while going down a hill, it will be pretty much the same. It’s very rare that the engines completely fail to function. And even in such a state, there is a way to h the engine’s launch once again.
- For how long do the oxygen masks work?
Oxygen masks usually work for about 10-15 minutes. This time is enough for the pilot to bring the plane down to a height where you can breathe normally. Pilots have a different oxygen mask that works for a longer period. This is because they need to be able to land the plane deprived of losing focus.
- Why do planes at times make circles before landing?
It is very normal for pilots to do that. The plane can take circles for various reasons. For example, there might be some object or an animal on the runway, there may be a very strong wind, or the airport might be momentarily closed for the urgent landing of a different plane.
- What is worse? Thrashing a bird, flying in a hailstorm, or getting struck by lightning?
Bolts of lightning do strike flights, but travelers don’t even notice it. In rare cases, this can lead to a shutdown on the plane. But pilots have directions that reboot all the electronics on the plane.
Birds are a bigger danger than you may think. If birds get stuck in a turbine, they can destroy the plane or even cause a fire. Not every windshield is strong enough to endure a collision with the bird. That’s why there are exceptional noise generators to scare away birds.
Whereas, a hailstorm is just as dangerous as the birds. But bad weather is easier to spot and avoid.
- Do air hostesses sleep on the flight?
Yes, air hostesses do catch few winks. In many long-distance flights, there are small bedrooms where they head for a short nap after they finish their duties. These bedrooms are unseen and situated in areas that you cannot even gauge—behind stairs, near the door or the cockpit area, and sometimes even above the overhead luggage bins.
So next time when u book your flight tickets – remember this article!