Why Lights at Plane Wings Are Different
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Why Lights at Plane Wings Are Different

Do you notice every little detail about your surroundings right away? If yes, then you didn’t miss the fact that all planes have a green light on the end of one wing, and a red one on the other. Why do they have different colors? Well let’s find out! These high-intensity red and green lights, […]

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Why Planes Don’t Fly Over the Pacific Ocean
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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 […]

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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 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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Small Planes Over Big Oceans (ETOPS Explained)
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Small Planes Over Big Oceans (ETOPS Explained)

This Wendover Productions video was made possible by Hover. Get your unique domain and email from Hover by going to Hover.com/Wendover and using the code wendover at checkout. “It’ll be a cold day in hell before I let twins fly long-haul over-water routes.” Those were the words of Lynn Helms—administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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How Budget Airlines Work
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How Budget Airlines Work

Two weeks ago, I posted a video on why flying is so expensive, and, people seemed to like it, however, they wanted to know, how are budget airlines so cheap? Well it’s another complex answer but an interesting one. For the purposes of simplicity, and to keep our European friends from feeling left out, we’ll […]

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