10 things you did not know about safety in airplanes
10 Things You Did not Know About Safety in Airplanes
Fear of flying is a common occurrence. Even people who don’t normally fear boarding an airplane may feel some twinge of anxiety just before takeoff. Known as aerophobia or aviophobia, the fear of flying is a normal fear despite the fact that flight accidents are few and very rare. Many times this fear is triggered by other fears such as claustrophobia (fear of small spaces or acrophobia (fear of heights). Whatever the trigger, fear of flying has been a constant in passenger trends, and if you are among the many who can’t help but get a little nervous while boarding, it may reassure you to know some facts about aviation safety.
Wings Can Vibrate
And it’s okay when they do. While it’s understandable for a passenger to be concerned about the plane wing vibrating outside of the window, it is no cause for worry. Vibration is completely normal for an aircraft which is why the wings were manufactured to be extremely durable. In fact, they can endure a bend up to as much as 45%.
Turbulence is Normal
When some people feel turbulence on a plane, they might think it means that there is something wrong with the plane. But turbulence occurs on approximately 90% of flights, with the plane only jumping a few centimeters. Though if you’d still be more comfortable feeling less turbulence, experts suggest sitting in the middle of the cabin next to the wings to feel less turbulence as the shaking will most often be felt towards the tail of the plane.
Airplanes Are The Safest Mode of Transport
There are approximately 12,000 aircraft vehicles flying every day, with airlines carrying 4.1 billion people a year. With this many people flying each year, one might think that there would be aircraft incidents every day, but the reality is that driving on the road is far more dangerous in comparison to flying on a plane. In road incidents, there are 1.25 million fatalities each year, while airlines report significantly less than that. For more information on aviation safety or what aircraft parts are needed to ensure a safe and FAA certified part, consult the experts at ASAP 360 Unlimited.
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