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Thunderstorm Cloud Survivor

William Rankin is One of Two People to Have Ever Survived Falling Through a Thunderstorm Cloud. He Fell for Almost 40 Minutes, Suffered Serious Injuries, Including Frosbite.

Skydiving, also known as parachuting, is a parachute’s recreational or competitive use to slow a diver’s descent to the ground after jumping from an airplane or other high place. But did you know about the Marine who survived a 40-Minute fall?  William Rankin was one of only two people in history who survived falling through …

William Rankin is One of Two People to Have Ever Survived Falling Through a Thunderstorm Cloud. He Fell for Almost 40 Minutes, Suffered Serious Injuries, Including Frosbite. Read More »

Airport Runway

Airport Runway Numbers Are Not Sequential. They Are Based On Compass Bearings. Runway 9 Would Be 90 Degrees, Runaway 27 Would Be 270 Degrees, and So On.

Those huge white numbers at the runway’s start are not chosen at random. They have actual meaning and purpose. When assigning runway numbers, a logical and straightforward system is used. But do you know what these numbers were based on? Airport runway numbers are not sequential; compass bearings determine them. Runway 9 is 90 degrees, …

Airport Runway Numbers Are Not Sequential. They Are Based On Compass Bearings. Runway 9 Would Be 90 Degrees, Runaway 27 Would Be 270 Degrees, and So On. Read More »

The Pilot and Co-Pilot Eat Different Meals During Meal Service Just in Case of Food Poisoning.

The main reason for having two pilots on every flight is to ensure safety. The plane must have a backup pilot if something happens to the captain. Furthermore, the first officer provides a second opinion on piloting decisions, reducing pilot error. Do you know why the Pilot and Co-Pilot eat different meals on the flight?  …

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Spitfire WWII

World War II Spitfires Only Had 20 Seconds Before Running out of Ammo. Its Representation in Movies was Wildly Inaccurate.

Warplanes play an essential role in warfare. Having an advantage in the air may change the course of the battle. The Spitfire was a front-line fighter during World War II. But did you know that the machine guns loaded onto these planes didn’t perform accurately as depicted in the movies? Most film representations of World …

World War II Spitfires Only Had 20 Seconds Before Running out of Ammo. Its Representation in Movies was Wildly Inaccurate. Read More »

Richard Richie

Richard Stephen Richie was the Last American Pilot to Become an Ace. Since Him, No American Pilot Has Had More than 3 Kills. He Scored his 5th Kill in August 1972.

A flying ace, fighter ace, or air ace is a military aviator who has shot down five or more enemy planes in aerial combat. The exact number of aerial victories required to be officially recognized as an ace varies, but it is usually thought to be five or more. But do you know who was …

Richard Stephen Richie was the Last American Pilot to Become an Ace. Since Him, No American Pilot Has Had More than 3 Kills. He Scored his 5th Kill in August 1972. Read More »

Oise Aisne

Ninety-Four US World War II Servicemen were Executed by the US Military and Buried in Plot E of the Oise Aisne American Cemetery in France. They were Known as the Dishonored Dead, and No US Flag was Permitted to Fly Over the Space

The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, located one and a half miles east of Fère-en-Tardenois in France, is home to the remains of 6,012 service members who died during World War One. The main cemetery has four burial plots: A, B, C, and D are the letter combinations. Plot E is separated. It is the …

Ninety-Four US World War II Servicemen were Executed by the US Military and Buried in Plot E of the Oise Aisne American Cemetery in France. They were Known as the Dishonored Dead, and No US Flag was Permitted to Fly Over the Space Read More »

Kiddo the Cat

In 1910, Kiddo the Cat Snuck Aboard an Airship and Travelled for 71 Hours. He was Then Adopted by the Daughter of One of the Airmen

Most of the time, cats can travel on flights without the need to be sedated. However, some would be very stressed when subjected to flight. But have you heard about the cat that flew for 71 hours? Kiddo, the cat, snuck onto an airship in 1910 and traveled with it for the entire 71-hour journey. …

In 1910, Kiddo the Cat Snuck Aboard an Airship and Travelled for 71 Hours. He was Then Adopted by the Daughter of One of the Airmen Read More »

Woman Sleeping on Airplane Air Canada

A Woman Woke Up Alone in an Air Canada Plane After Sleeping Through the Landing and Hours After It Had Deplaned. She Had to Use a Flashlight to Signal for Help.

Air Canada is the flag carrier and the largest airline in Canada by passengers catered to and fleet size. The airline’s headquarters is located in Saint-Laurent, Montreal. But did you ever hear about the woman trapped in one of their aircrafts after deplaning? A woman woke up alone on an Air Canada plane hours after …

A Woman Woke Up Alone in an Air Canada Plane After Sleeping Through the Landing and Hours After It Had Deplaned. She Had to Use a Flashlight to Signal for Help. Read More »

Stuka

German Dive Bomber Airplanes Did Not Make a Screeching Sound Because of Their Engine. They Had Small Fans Attached to the Front of Their Landing Gear That Acted Like a Siren

Never before has a warplane so old, vulnerable, and technologically primitive wreaked such havoc on its adversaries as the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka. Even as Germany invaded Poland, sparking World War II, its Ministry of Aviation was problematic at developing a replacement Reichsluftfahrtment for its dive bomber, with the early Ju-87B intended to be the last …

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Spitfire

Spitfire Planes were Crowdfunded During the World War II, Large Scale Contributors Were Allowed to Give the Planes Nicknames

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many Spitfire variants were built, with various wing configurations. It was also the only British fighter continually produced throughout the war. The Spitfire remains popular among enthusiasts; approximately 70 …

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