11 Facts About Airplanes You Probably Didn’t Know

Most of us have ridden on an airplane, and some of us might have a basic understanding of how they work, but there is always more to learn.

Their Tires Are Specially Designed

The tires on planes can handle 38 tons and hit the ground going over 100 mph over 500 times before needing to be replaced!

No Seat Is “Safest”

We’re not excited to share this fact, but unfortunately, the survivability between the front, middle, and back of the plane is only off by one percentage point.

There Is Specialty Tape to Fix the Plane

There have been plenty of viral pictures of tape seemingly holding aircraft together. That is called speed tape and comes in at $700 per roll.

Planes Can Still Fly After Losing an Engine

This is a refreshing fact after the seat one we mentioned earlier. Planes are still good to fly, some for up to five hours, after losing the use of one engine.

Planes Can Be Struck by Lightning

Being giant metal objects in the sky, it’s no surprise airplanes get hit with lightning. They are specially designed however to channel that current through the fuselage and out through the tail.

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