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45- FACTS ABOUT FLIGHT you need to know

Fact-01

Four hundred years before airplanes were invented, Leonardo da Vinci thought that people could learn to fly by watching birds. On his deathbed, he said he regretted that he never flew.

Fact-02

The first airplanes used motorcycle or car tires for their landing wheels.

Fact-03

In 1927, Facts Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. It took him 331/2 hours to fly from New York to Paris. Today, it takes about 71/2 hours.

Fact-04

The U.S. military’s Falco HIV-2 Can fly at speeds of 13,000 miles per hour (20 ,921 kph). Unfortunately, the super-fast bomber failed both of its test flights.

Fact-05

The oldest kits were flown thousands of years ago in China.

Fact-06

Before the Wright brothers built airplanes, they built bicycles.

Fact-07

When astronauts landed on the moon in July 1969, they left their backpacks and an American flag behind.

Fact-08

Early airplane flights in North America took 48 hours. Today they take about 61/2 hours.

Fact-09

The Antonov A-225, the largest plane ever made, has 32 landing wheels.

Fact-10

Hot air balloons stay aloft because hot air (warmed by burners) is lighter than the cold air in the sky around the balloon.

Fact-11

The world’s big-gest kite is almost as wide as a football field.

Fact-12

In 2001, an American businessman became the first “space tourist.” He paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station.

Fact-13

You can take a flight on a modified 727 airplane, where you experience weightlessness (or zero gravity), just like astronauts.

Fact-14

The spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon back to Earth reached speeds of 25,00o mph (40,200 kph).

Fact-15

Some early inventors thought that one day people would fly on kites.

Fact-16

The first airplane pilots were exposed to freezing temperatures and gusty winds because the cockpits were not enclosed.

Fact-17

Only four years after the Wright brothers’ historic flight, the first helicopter took flight.

Fact-18

A duck. a sheep. and a rooster were passengers on the first balloon flight.

Fact-19

Chimpanzees, dogs, monkeys, mice, and a guinea pig have all traveled into space.

Facts-20

The flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz were played by actors held in the air by piano wire.

Facts-21

Early balloonists would throw bags of sand over the side of their balloons to keep them balanced in the air at a steady elevation.

Fact-22

The first airplane flight lasted 12 seconds.

Fact-23

The Apollo 8 spacecraft, the first manned craft to circle the moon, entered its orbit on Christmas Eve 1968.

Facts-24

The youngest person to fly on a space shuttle was 28-year-old Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. He flew on Discovery in 1985.

Fact-25

In 1981, a solar-powered plane flew from France to Britain. It took five hours and 23 minutes to fly 160 miles (258 km), a distance a jetliner can travel in 20 minutes.

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En route to the South Pole, Richard Byrd and his crew lightened their plane to get over the Queen Maud Mountains by throwing out their survival packs.

Fact-27

There’s a golf course nestled between two runways at an airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

Facts-28

Bats are the only mammals that can fly (but others do glide, like “flying” squirrels).

Fact-29

Some planes can be flown remotely using computers.

Fact-30

The first hot air balloon flight happened in Paris in 1783.

Fact-31

An airplane’s “black box” records information on flights and is usually orange.

Fact-32

The Concorde aircraft, in service from 1976 to 2003, flew at twice the speed of sound.

Fact-33

The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger jet: It can seat 853 passengers.

Fact-34

One of the earliest known birds, Archaeopteryx, lived 150 million years ago.

Fact-35

In 1923, the U.S. Army refueled a plane in mid-air for the first time.

Fact-36

Some 300 helium balloons were used to float a small house (with people inside) into the air-just like the Pixar movie Up.

Facts-37

A 747-400 jet has six million parts.

Fact-38

In 2000, the United States started developing an “exoskeleton” that would allow soldiers to wear a suit in which they could take off, fly, and land.

Fact-39

Weather balloons are released twice a day from nearly 900 places worldwide to measure wind speed, humidity, and temperature.

Facts-40

Early pilots had few instruments to tell them how far of the ground they were; they had to look out and down.

Fact-41

In 1680, an Italian mathematician determined that the human body didn’t have the muscles to be able to fly on its own.

Fact-42

In July 1937, when Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, the United States sent nine ships and 66 airplanes to search for them.

Fact-43

The longest paper airplane flight ever lasted 27.6 seconds

Fact-44

NASA is developing a 300-pound (136-kg) personal “flying suit” nicknamed the Puffin.

Fact-45

Before becoming a major star, the flying fairy Tinker Bell first appeared in the play Peter Pan in 1904.

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