Pilots Reveal 16 Nuances That Make Your Flight Safe

Pilots Reveal 16 Nuances That Make Your Flight Safe

How to Travel when Flying on a Plane? You’ll get some pretty unexpected and useful insider-knowledge directly from different airline crew members. We’d like to share them with you before you set forth on your next trip!

Each profession has its own tricks of the trade that aren’t usually shared with anyone outside the professional circle. Aviation has always been a fascinating and mysterious line of work, and this makes it even more interesting to learn about all the secrets that we aviation outsiders have no idea about. If you’ve never heard of at least one of these facts, hit that “like” button!

Pilots are prohibited from having a beard 0:44
It’s cold on planes for the sake of your health 1:14
Planes never fly in straight lines 1:46
It’s better to wear sturdy shoes on a flight 2:33
Pilots and dispatchers aren’t always formal with each other 3:15
The average person will never manage to land a plane 3:42
Flights delays affect not only passengers but flight attendants as well 4:26
Pilots have to take turns going to the bathroom 4:50
Airplane food is bad, and nobody’s to blame for it 5:27
Comfortable clothes help you stay healthy 6:14
Pilots communicate with flight attendants through a bulletproof door 6:38
The smoothest place to sit is over or near the wing 7:28
There’s a secret signal if the plane has been hijacked 7:56
A hard landing is sometimes done on purpose 8:14
Cabin lights are dimmed during a nighttime landing for a reason 8:50
There’s only 15 minutes worth of oxygen in the masks 9:15

– Some airlines forbid their pilots from having beards. The reasoning behind this is that a beard can prevent an oxygen mask from securing to the face tightly in the event of an emergency situation.
– If the air in the cabin is too warm, it can trigger this problem, so that’s why the air temperature is kept cool.
– Why curved lines? That’s because the Earth is round, but the map on the screen is flat. But what’s the zigzagging all about? That’s due to special flight regulations requiring pilots to stick to certain routes in order to have enough time to reach an airport in case of an emergency landing.
– Take it from experienced flight crews from around the world: they beg you to leave your backless sandals and high heels at home and go for sturdier shoes.
– There’s a tradition that dispatchers congratulate pilots on all holidays. Just imagine: around Christmas time, a pilot can have up to 4 flights a day, which means about 2,000 people wishing them a Merry Christmas.
– Even if someone is a genius, hooked on realistic flight simulators, or ready and willing to follow all the instructions from ground control, he’s still likely to fail due to one simple thing: stress!
– Flight attendants are paid only for in-flight hours. Time spent on the ground doesn’t count. The only thing that airlines offer is a small allowance for every hour spent at the airport.
– When one pilot needs to use the restroom, a flight attendant must join the other pilot in the cockpit and wait until the first one returns from his bathroom break.
– Tasteless airplane food is nobody’s fault but science. At high altitudes, our taste buds and sense of smell can play tricks on us.
– When on a plane, go for comfortable clothes with breathable fabrics. It’ll help you tremendously when you’re trying to fall asleep.
– Did you know that the door to the cockpit is bulletproof? It’s true! It’s designed to stop bullets and even small grenades.
– The freshest air is near the front of the plane, and the warmest temperature in the back.
– Pilots give a special signal to the airport when they’re landing: they leave the plane’s wing flaps up. It’s one of the ways to show that there’s something bad happening on the plane.
– When you experience a hard landing in bad weather, it doesn’t mean that the pilot is a newbie or lacks the know-how. In fact, sometimes they do it intentionally.
– Dimming the cabin lights helps passengers’ eyes adjust from the bright light of the cabin to the dim nighttime light on the ground.
– There’s only enough oxygen in the masks for just a quarter of an hour, but you shouldn’t panic. This is plenty of time for the pilot to take the plane to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally.

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  1. If you can help it Don't fly with any American carries they treat you like a cow, and stay away from the Max 737 Boeing and the FAA have blood in their hands . They knew about the problems years ago.

  2. As a private pilot with about 400hrs, who also practices things like stall/spin recovery, simulated engine failures, and instrument flying

    I'm pretty sure I could land an airliner without cracking due to stress

  3. Some airplane food is actually not that bad . From my experience, Emirates is the best . The food is amazing, the flights are always smooth and the flight attendants are always very friendly.

  4. FACTS- ✈altimeter squawk 7500 informs ATC of hijacking; ✈flight deck crew never eat same meals; ✈passengers are no longer allowed to stand in FC aisles awaiting lavatory use; ✈cabin curtains no longer obscure view; ✈in some layover cities, several buses will be used, with only one carrying crew; ✈cockpit anti-intrusion doors cost $35,000-45,000/each; ✈don't wear pantyhose going down evac slide & be sure to cross your arms, or else; and contrary to <here>, FAs wait in cockpit when a pilot is using the bathroom so the flight deck pilot doesn't sabotage the flight.

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