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Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:02pm On Sep 14, 2015
1. If the oxygen masks drops down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally. More important at altitude, you have 15-20 seconds before you pass out. Put yours on first, then do your kids. Passing out for a few seconds won’t harm the kids.


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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:04pm On Sep 14, 2015
following you... sile12 hw have u been my man?
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:07pm On Sep 14, 2015
2. Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. The drinking water, that used for making coffee, tea, etc., should NEVER be consumed. The holding tanks in these planes are sometimes 60 year old and are never cleaned. They have accumulated so much greenish grime on the walls that in some places it can be inches thick.

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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by hahn(m): 6:07pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sile12:
1. If the oxygen masks drops down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally. More important at altitude, you have 15-20 seconds before you pass out. Put yours on first, then do your kids. Passing out for a few seconds won’t harm the kids.

I learnt this from the movie snakes on a plane
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:08pm On Sep 14, 2015
At what altitude will your blood boil?

Sile12:
2. Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. The drinking water, that used for making coffee, tea, etc., should NEVER be consumed. The holding tanks in these planes are sometimes 60 year old and are never cleaned. They have accumulated so much greenish grime on the walls that in some places it can be inches thick.

If one keyed into this school of thought one'd avoid ice cream machines. Those things are filty AF, and very difficult to clean properly. So many people eat poison daily without even knowing it. And that's why it pays to have a strong immune system. Avoid misuse of anti-biotics, peeps.
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Caseless: 6:08pm On Sep 14, 2015
Toh!
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by hahn(m): 6:09pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sile12:
2. Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. The drinking water, that used for making coffee, tea, etc., should NEVER be consumed. The holding tanks in these planes are sometimes 60 year old and are never cleaned. They have accumulated so much greenish grime on the walls that in some places it can be inches thick.

This is why I always take a bag of pure water on every flight grin

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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by benedictnsi(m): 6:09pm On Sep 14, 2015
Does this also work with "Dana airlines" grin
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Caseless: 6:10pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sile12:
2. Do not EVER drink water on an aircraft that did not come from a bottle. The drinking water, that used for making coffee, tea, etc., should NEVER be consumed. The holding tanks in these planes are sometimes 60 year old and are never cleaned. They have accumulated so much greenish grime on the walls that in some places it can be inches thick.
yesu kristi!
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:10pm On Sep 14, 2015
Planes without engines can still glide for a long time.


A plane can still glide 6 nautical miles for every 5000 feet. So at 35,000 feet, a plane can glide about 42 miles without power. Its why most accidents happen landing or taking off.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:13pm On Sep 14, 2015
Dimming interior lights during landing.

When a plane is landing at night, they dim the interior lights in case you need to evacuate upon landing, your eyes are already adjusted to the darkness so you’ll be able to see better once outside the plane.

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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:16pm On Sep 14, 2015
Foods on the plane.

> Two pilots are served different meals and cannot share, this is done in case of food poisoning.

> Stealing food, even if they are going to throw it out can get you fired instantly. You can ask your supervisor, but you cannot take food. They don’t want people messing with it.

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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:19pm On Sep 14, 2015
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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:22pm On Sep 14, 2015
If a plane is being hijacked when the pilot lands they will leave the wing flaps up that slow the plane down, this is to signal the airport that there is something happening in the plane.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:28pm On Sep 14, 2015
The life jackets are mainly there to help rescue crews find the bodies in the event of a crash.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:33pm On Sep 14, 2015
Each of the parts of the plane is manufactured by the lowest bidder to reduce cost.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Funjosh(m): 6:35pm On Sep 14, 2015
Hmmmm the movie FLIGHT by Denzel Washington came to my mind, He flew the Aircraft Inverted how true is this
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:36pm On Sep 14, 2015
Due to increasing carbon dioxide levels in the ozone, scientists say turbulence on flights is also increasing. By mid-century, it may be up 40% worse than it is now.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:38pm On Sep 14, 2015
In the event of a fire, you have approximately 90 seconds to exit the plane before the whole thing is toast. Also, if you sit more than 5 rows away from an exit, statistically you will more than likely not survive.

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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:41pm On Sep 14, 2015
Eighty percent of all plane crashes occur either during takeoff or landing.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:42pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sometimes, airlines cut costs by skimping on fuel, forcing planes to take off with less than the recommended amount.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by JewelRegi(f): 6:51pm On Sep 14, 2015
Wow! Jst learnt so much. Tnks
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Goahead(m): 6:52pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sile12:
Sometimes, airlines cut costs by skimping on fuel, forcing planes to take off with less than the recommended amount.
This sounds scary...
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Funjosh(m): 6:53pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sile12:
In the event of a fire, you have approximately 90 seconds to exit the plane before the whole thing is toast. Also, if you sit more than 5 rows away from an exit, statistically you will more than likely not survive.


This is making me to be afraid o.
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 6:53pm On Sep 14, 2015
The seats, the tray table, the seat pocket and even the little safety booklet with the fun cartoons all covered in germs. Airplanes receive so much traffic with travelers constantly coming and going, these tricky areas receive less of a thorough cleaning than you may have thought. But if you really think about it, you just watched the other passengers exit the plane you’re about to get on the flight attendants can’t possibly have had time to do a thorough cleanse.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 7:02pm On Sep 14, 2015
The Little Black Box Isn’t Indestructible.

If the black box is the lone survivor of almost every serious plane crash, why isn’t the entire plane made of this magic material? The answer is that a plane made of the same material steel, that is would be too heavy to fly. The little black box can be destroyed by the crushing weight of airplane wings or an inferno of jet fuel.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 7:06pm On Sep 14, 2015
We’ve all thought about it, what would happen if that tiny door somehow unlatched itself while we’re up above the clouds? It’s pretty much what you would imagine the sudden decompression would cause the door to violently break off and anyone standing nearby would be sucked out of the plane. Meanwhile, the air would quickly turn to a frost-biting chill and the plane would slowly begin to break apart. Next time you’re on a flight, try to think of something else.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 7:08pm On Sep 14, 2015
They Don’t Technically Need the Pilots.

Airplane technology is so advanced that planes could literally fly themselves. Even though a computer-generated landing would result in a much softer and precise return to earth, airlines continue to allow the pilots the control just to make them feel important and for other reasonsI’m sure. Not sure which is scarier being in the hands of a human who could potentially fall asleep, or being in the hands of a computer that does everything perfectly.

http://travelversed.co/travel-talk/9-frightening-airplane-facts/3/

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Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by tosynbolade(m): 7:15pm On Sep 14, 2015
I always look forward to reading your posts. Always educative. Keep it up bro
Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 7:34pm On Sep 14, 2015
The planes are not as new as you think.

According to 'Airfare Watchdog', an airline expert, the skies are full of old airplanes including the Boeing 717s and the primitive versions of the 757, 767 and 737. Before the production of 757 was brought to a halt, you could have been flying in the same plane that your grandfather flew in 20 years ago.

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by Nobody: 7:41pm On Sep 14, 2015
Somebody Has Probably Changed a Diaper On Your Tray Table.

Why bother going to the bathroom to remove your child's sodden diaper when you could loose it on a small table that most people eat their food on?

Re: Some Facts You Dont Know About Flying. by refreshrate: 7:43pm On Sep 14, 2015
Sile12:
Somebody Has Probably Changed a Diaper On Your Tray Table.

Why bother going to the bathroom to remove your child's sodden diaper when you could loose it on a small table that most people eat their food on?

How is that possible?

That surface cant support the weight of a baby nau oga take am easy, some us fly too na.

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