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DID YOU KNOW? 5 Aviation Fun Facts

My dear Aviators, I decided to make a list of fun facts about aviation and here are 5 interesting facts that you will eager to know.

1. Can Pilots Hear The Passengers Applause?: Sometimes we don’t hear the applause and are unaware of it. But anyway, we always appreciate the passengers realizing that we are doing a difficult job approaching the runway and landing.

2. Why The Lights Aboard Are Dimmed?: The cabin crew turn down the lights for takeoff and landing for your eyes to adjust to the darkness, in case of an emergency occurring which requires you to leave the aircraft quickly. If your eyes are adapted to the dark, you will be able to find the emergency exit lights and therefore exits easily.

3. What Is A Stand By Duty? : Standby duty is like a day off, but you can be called any time to operate a flight. Different airlines have different policies for this, but the most important one is that you have to be available if they call.

4. The Black Boxes Are Not Black?: I was asked this question a lot, and it is given to pilots and aviation representatives mostly. There are two different flight recorder devices: the flight data recorder (FDR) preserves the recent history of the flight through the recording of dozens of parameters collected several times per second; the cockpit voice recorder(CVR) preserves the recent history of the sounds in the cockpit, including the conversation of the pilots. The two devices may be combined in a single unit. So, actually no, they are not black, but ORANGE. This is because they can be located quickly in case of a crash. If they were black, they could be camouflaged by their surroundings. Another reason is that they are painted with heat-resistant bright orange paint.

5. Why Is There A Hole In The Airplane Window?: It’s to equalize the pressure between the thin, weak inner pane and the secure outer pane. The outer pane is structural; the inner pane is to create an insulating barrier. As the airplane climbs, the pressure inside the aircraft decreases. If not for the little hole, then the air between the panes would become excessive and push the inner glass into the cabin.

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