Why Planes Are So Loud Inside

So…you’ve just taken your seat on board your airliner, and your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and you just can’t shake your anxiety. That’s okay – a ton of people are nervous flyers! You’ll probably be paying extra close attention to every sensation and sound during your flight. Stay with me: there are…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Over Himalayas

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see the tallest mountain on the planet from an airplane window? Just imagine yourself nestled in your seat, sipping on a coffee and admiring that snow covered mountain peak! The only problem is that planes don’t fly over Mount Everest, or the Himalayan range, for that matter. But why? To…

Why Planes Can’t Reverse

I was flying to San Diego the other day, and after having nestled into my window seat, I started to watch the other airplanes taxiing around. And suddenly, I realized that I’d never seen a single plane moving backward on it’s own . So, the question was, “Can airplanes actually move in reverse?” Despite what…

What a Triangle Above Your Plane Seat Means

Many of us think Flying is a great way to travel, but things can get dull if you wind up stuck on the tarmac waiting for takeoff. While you’re sitting there wondering if it would’ve taken any longer just to drive, you might notice a little triangular sticker above your window. Now, if you’ve never…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Over the Pacific Ocean

You know, making all these videos is pretty exhausting work. What I need is a vacation. Somewhere far away, preferably exotic, and must be exciting! Korea? Or maybe Japan? Great food, fantastic culture, plenty of ways to embarrass myself by misunderstanding the local customs. What’s not to love? But I noticed something strange while booking…

That’s Why It’s So Cold on a Plane

I normally enjoy air travel. There are only a few things about it that I don’t care for. And if you manage to forget about having to spend hours stuffed into a cramped seat with some kid kicking your seat back, my only remaining issue is how low the temperatures in the passenger cabin usually…

What Each Sound on an Airplane Means

So…you’ve just taken your seat on board your airliner, and your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and you just can’t shake your anxiety. That’s okay – a ton of people are nervous flyers! You’ll probably be paying extra close attention to every sensation and sound during your flight. Stay with me: there are…

What Will Happen If Planes Fly Almost to Space

Ok fellow air-travelers, I got a question for you! What’s your favorite time during a flight? The take-off, the landing? Or maybe the moment your plane climbs just above the clouds? Ahh, the view is magical. But have you ever wondered what would happen if your plane starts to climb even higher? Well, it’s time…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Straight

You ever been on a long flight, can’t sleep, watched as many movies as you can, and still left with nothing to do? Well, time to watch the flight path! But all I can think is, “Hey, Captain, can you take more of a beeline to get me from New York to Berlin?” So it…

That’s Why Airplane Windows Are Round

If you’re a regular here on the Bright Side, you’ve probably noticed that I love planes. Love ‘em. I used to love to jump out of ‘em. All the time. But that’s another story. Still some things about airplanes still seem outright confusing to me, like why on Earth are airplane windows round instead of…