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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 […]

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Why Planes Don’t Fly Over Kaaba
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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 […]

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Aviation Australia – Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
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Aviation Australia – Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Founded by the Queensland State Government in 2001 Aviation Australia is a world-class training facility established to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets. To ensure the highest training standards our instructors are the very best in their field coming from both civilian and military […]

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Top 15 Most Scary Videos Caught on Airplanes
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Top 15 Most Scary Videos Caught on Airplanes

15. Snake on a Plane Samuel L. Jackson would have lost his mind on this Aeromexico flight. A real live snake on a plane started slithering down from the overhead compartment. The scary viper was alive and well and interested in visiting the cabin passengers. Two of the passengers on board reportedly captured the snake […]

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Why Planes Turn Off the Lights During Landing
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Why Planes Turn Off the Lights During Landing

Do you wonder why Flight Attendants always give us the same instructions before take-off and landing? Some of them sound strange and seem to have no logic. Like, why do we need to open window shades or sit in darkness for flights at night? Pilots have their own window to look through, and they can’t […]

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The Economics of Airline Class
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The Economics of Airline Class

This is a Wendover Productions Video made possible by Squarespace–Make your next move with a beautiful website from Squarespace. This video is a bit of a continuation to my last one–Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster. I ended up talking a lot about the Concorde–the supersonic plane–but part of the story was left untold. Even though […]

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What is Engineering?
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What is Engineering?

Let’s take a moment to think about your morning The alarm on your phone goes off at 7:03 you drag yourself to the shower and blast yourself with perfectly warm water in an attempt to wake up. You smear your toothbrush with too much toothpaste and scrub yourself into a foamy mess of minty freshness. […]

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Most BIZARRE Airplane Designs That Actually WORKED!
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Most BIZARRE Airplane Designs That Actually WORKED!

From wingless jets to helicopters you can wear on your feet, here are 11 of the most bizarre looking airplanes that actually existed! 11. The Pregnant Guppy There was no way that this thing could fly. “Unreal” exclaimed the surprised control room, as this colossal airplane managed to lift off the ground. Pregnant Guppy had […]

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