How much do you really know about aviation?
There are some interesting facts that you might not know. Maybe they’ll come in handy during pilot trivia night.
We’ve come up with a list of cool, quirky, and interesting aviation facts that may surprise even the biggest aviation buff, and help with any future aviation trivia.
DID YOU KNOW
KLM is the world’s oldest airline, established in 1919
Qantas is the world’s second-oldest airline, established in 1920
In 1987 American Airlines in the united states saved $40,000 by removing 1 olive from each salad served in the first classic
An aircraft takes off or lands every 37 seconds at Chicago O’Hare’s International Airport as known the busiest commercial airport.
The wingspan of the A380 is longer than the aircraft itself. Wingspan is 80m, the length is 72.7m
USD$ 700 MILLION
Singapore Airlines spends approximately $700 million on food every year and $16 million on wine
Traveling by air can shed up to 1.5 liters of water from the body during an average 3-hour flight
JFK Airport in New York was originally named Idlewild Airport
Lufthansa is the world’s largest purchaser of caviar, buying over 10 tons per year
The Boeing 747 wing-span (195 feet) is longer than the Wright Brothers first flight of 120ft
The internet and online check-in was first introduced by Alaska Airlines in 1999
The winglets on an Airbus A330-200 are the same height as the world’s tallest man (2.4m)
The total electricity capacity of a 747-8 can power up to 480,000 32inch flat-screen TVs
The worldwide 747 fleets have logged more than 78 billion kilometers, equivalent to 101,500 trips to the moon and back
The 747 families have flown more than 5.6 billion people – the equivalent of 80% of the world’s population
At any given hour there are over 61,000 people airborne over the USA
70% of aircraft today are over 70% more fuel-efficient per seat kilometer than jets in the 1960s
Did you know Qantas invented business class in 1979?
Sydney to Dallas on Qantas A380 is the world’s longest flight by distance (long haul flight)
By American Airlines switching pilots paper manuals to iPad they will save $1.2 million in fuel
The average 747 has between 240-280 kilometers of wiring
In the U.S.A., over two million passengers board over 30,000 flights each day
About 1/3 of your taste buds are numbed while flying. Maybe that meal was not bland after all?
A commercial aircraft flies at an average speed of 800 kilometers per hour.
Two of the three fatalities were confirmed to be passengers not wearing seat belts when the seat belt sign had been turned on.
Harm the heart
While frequent flyers might imagine they’d enjoy living close to the airport, individuals exposed to noise above 60 decibels on a regular basis had a 30 percent greater risk of dying from a heart attack
fear of flying
Most of the population has ever flown and suffered from aviophobia, about 2 million Americans have a fear of flying,
the most interesting aviation facts, A hijacker once relinquished control of a flight for beer.
The filthiest place on a plane is that tray table you’re eating your meal off of.