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Travel This Is Exactly How Cold It Has to Be to Keep a Plane from Flying

21:00  12 january  2018
21:00  12 january  2018 Source:   rd.com

You’ll Be Surprised to Know That The Plane Pictured Here Actually Landed Safely

  You’ll Be Surprised to Know That The Plane Pictured Here Actually Landed Safely It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a midair nightmare? We’ve been sharing the sky with its native aviators since the Wright brothers took off in 1903. Mostly, we come in peace: Roaring engines keep the majority of birds at bay, and pilots do their best to avoid wildlife. When bird strikes do happen—there are about 11,000 in the United States each year—they rarely 
imperil the plane. (If you’re curious, the FAA keeps track of every 
strike at wildlife.faa.gov.) Astonishingly, even this Delta flight touched down without incident at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. Fortunately, the birds were safe that day, too.

“ Airplanes fly in minus 56 Celsius (-69 degrees Fahrenheit) or colder conditions at altitude, therefore if the fluids can be kept warm, the airplane can usually operate.” So while jet fuel freezes at around -40 degrees Fahrenheit, it will work as normal so long as it ’s kept above that temperature on the ground.

January 04, 2018. With much of the country in the midst of a deep freeze, travelers may be wondering how cold it has to be for the severe weather to foil upcoming travel Jet fuel freezes at around -40 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will work just fine as long as it ’s kept above that temperature on the ground.

a large air plane on a runway at an airport© Thomas Bethge/Shutterstock

With it being winter, airlines are dealing with a whole lot of angry, exhausted travelers due to flight delays and cancellations. But while snow, sleet, and icy conditions are definitely culprits, frigid single temps aren’t. (Check out these photos to see just how insane those delays can get.)

In fact, severely cold weather doesn’t stand a chance for ruining your flight plans, considering commercial airplanes can fly at an altitude of about 40,000 feet, where temperatures come in around -70 degrees Fahrenheit.

“If the airplane can be kept in a hangar prior to flight, it can operate in very, very cold conditions,” John Cox, a retired airline captain with U.S. Airways, told USA Today. “Airplanes fly in minus 56 Celsius (-69 degrees Fahrenheit) or colder conditions at altitude, therefore if the fluids can be kept warm, the airplane can usually operate.”

Etihad Airways Let a 6-Year-Old Pilot a Plane

  Etihad Airways Let a 6-Year-Old Pilot a Plane Etihad Airways let a 6-year-old fly one of its planes. Weeks later the airline gave him a shot at piloting An Airbus A380, the world’s largest airplane, himself – sort of. The experience actually took place inside one of the airline’s flight simulators. Amer was outfitted with a child-sized version of a pilot’s uniform and given the opportunity to try and fly the virtual plane.

In this specific plane ,we have the ability to reverse thrust,which allows you to deflect the thrust forward and slow down. Now,using your feet to follow straight down the runway,start to press the brakes, or in this plane the top of the rotor pedals. Use both breaks to slow down and keep the plane moving

This was flight number one of me trying to learn how to fly an airplane . I had read up on technique and all that but as you can see from the video learning

So while jet fuel freezes at around -40 degrees Fahrenheit, it will work as normal so long as it’s kept above that temperature on the ground. (And even though those Arctic blasts of air make temps miserably cold around the country, they aren’t that cold!) Once the plane gets moving, the fuel is heated as it makes its way through the engine.

It’s actually better for the planes when it’s chillier out as they’re more efficient in low temperatures, because cold air is denser than warm. That’s why during colder times of the year, you might notice that you have shorter, faster takeoffs than you do during the summer. So as long as there’s no ice on the plane or the runway, you should be able to depart and land on time.

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