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…

A Glass of Water Saved a Plane And 72 Passengers

So what do they have? No electricity on board, all equipment down, no airport in sight, and only a half-forgotten runway deep in the Siberian snow forest. It’s hard to imagine a worse scenario for a passenger plane landing, so it’s a real miracle that everyone ended up safe and sound. And all of it…

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…

A Plane Caught Fire But 350 People Survived Miraculously

Anybody who’s boarded a plane knows the feeling. After you find your seat, put your stuff in the overhead locker, and sit down – your mind now recovering from the hustle-and-bustle of getting to the airport and through security to find your gate –apprehension starts to creep in. You try to push it away, convince…

A Plane Lost Both Engines So Pilots Had No Other Choice

“Would the lead steward please come to the flight deck… immediately”. Sounds like one of those in-flight announcements from a dramatic plane crash movie. No one would ever want to hear this in reality. Unfortunately, it’s exactly what the passengers on Air Transat Flight 236 heard as their plane ran out of fuel somewhere above…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Over Kaaba

Ever wondered why airplanes would not always fly in a straight line from one point to another? After all, they’re in the air, what could possibly stop them? Well, there are plenty of reasons for that, and while some are common, others might be harder to explain. Let’s start with… 1. Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi…

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…