Why Planes Don’t Fly Over Himalayas
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Why Planes Don’t Fly Over Himalayas

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see the tallest mountain on the planet from an airplane window? Just imagine yourself nestled in your seat, sipping on a coffee and admiring that snow covered mountain peak! The only problem is that planes don’t fly over Mount Everest, or the Himalayan range, for that matter. But why? To […]

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What If You Fly for 1 Year Non-Stop
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What If You Fly for 1 Year Non-Stop

Ah, living the dream. For most people, this means being able to travel to their dream destination. Beaches, mountains, ruins; wherever your soul will be fulfilled. Now, what if a millionaire offers to pay for all your travelling aspirations. Only one condition: first, you have to fly continuously for a year, non-stop. Clouds after clouds […]

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What Will Happen If Planes Fly Almost to Space
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What Will Happen If Planes Fly Almost to Space

Ok fellow air-travelers, I got a question for you! What’s your favorite time during a flight? The take-off, the landing? Or maybe the moment your plane climbs just above the clouds? Ahh, the view is magical. But have you ever wondered what would happen if your plane starts to climb even higher? Well, it’s time […]

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How Airlines Decide Where to Fly
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How Airlines Decide Where to Fly

This video was made possible by Curiosity Stream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 30 days at the link in the description. Airlines can make a lot of money by flying to the right places. British Airways, for example, long-ago cemented themselves as the leader on the London Heathrow to New York JFK route […]

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What It Was Like During The Golden Age Of Flying
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What It Was Like During The Golden Age Of Flying

[MUSIC PLAYING] The 1950s and ’60s are often regarded as the golden age of airlines, offering luxurious seating, fancy meals, and beaming flight attendants. But while it was certainly roomier than today’s modern sardine can technique of travel, there was also a fair share of less desirable details unseen in the black and white evidence […]

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Why Airplanes Are Safer Than Cars
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Why Airplanes Are Safer Than Cars

If you think about it, what could be more frightful than whizzing through the air at over 500 miles per hour in a big pressurized aluminum tube, 6 miles up, where the air outside is too thin to breathe, and the temperature is lower than -40 F? well hey count me in! Any one of […]

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Why Plane Windows Are Small And Round
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Why Plane Windows Are Small And Round

If you’re a regular here on the Bright Side, you’ve probably noticed that I love planes. Love ‘em. I used to love to jump out of ‘em. All the time. But that’s another story. Still some things about airplanes still seem outright confusing to me, like why on Earth are airplane windows round instead of […]

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Why No One Should Swap Seats on a Plane
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Why No One Should Swap Seats on a Plane

You board yet another long-haul flight and look for your seat. “26B – here we are!” You look down to see two husky dudes sitting in 26A and C. “Oh boy…” Hmm…There are plenty of empty seats around… “Time to switch places!” But not so fast! You could put the whole plane at risk! First, […]

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Why it’s (mostly) illegal to drone in NYC
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Why it’s (mostly) illegal to drone in NYC

Hey indie filmmakers, Griffin here. New York is a beautiful city, but for a drone pilot, it is nearly impossible to fly over. That’s why I am just north in Westchester County, where I am legally allowed to fly. Today we’ll look at the drone rules that make New York more restrictive than most American […]

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