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Why The Cockpit Door On Airplanes Is Open When We Board
Why The Cockpit Door On Airplanes Is Open When We Board
Did you ever wonder why the cockpit door is open at boarding but closed during flight?  I once flew out of Buffalo NY. and the plane experienced severe turbulence. There were only two people on the plane, myself and my boss, so I knocked on the closed cabin door, the pilot ( who was also the ticket agent, baggage loader, and steward) obliged my request and left the door open for us.
Gerard Depardieu Makes Light of His Plane-Urination Incident in New Promo [VIDEO]
Gerard Depardieu Makes Light of His Plane-Urination Incident in New Promo [VIDEO]
Last month, French film star Gerard Depardieu caused quite a stir when he urinated in the cabin of an Air France plane in full view of passengers and crew. The odd story caused even CNN’s Anderson Cooper to have a serious gigglefit while covering it for his ‘AC360′ program. Now Depardieu, 62, has proven he too has a sense of humor about it.
Your Tax Dollars Pay To Fly Planes Without Passengers
Your Tax Dollars Pay To Fly Planes Without Passengers
The Essential Air Service Program provides Federal subsidies to operate and maintain airports in rural areas that don't see enough passengers to fiscally keep it open. The airport at Ely, Nevada is one example: Federal statistics reviewed...Press show that in 2010, just 227 passengers flew out of Ely while the airline got $1.8 million in subsidies. The travelers paid $70 to $90 for a one-way ticke
Watch Lightning Strike a Plane [VIDEO]
Watch Lightning Strike a Plane [VIDEO]
Last weekend, an Emirates Airbus 380 was struck by a jagged bolt of lightning as it began its descent into London's Heathrow Airport. Luckily, none of the passengers aboard were harmed, and the plane made it safely to the ground. Believe it or not, airplanes generally sustain a couple of lightning strikes per year, and are designed so that their bodies act as a conductor, allowing the lightning to