Orville Wright with his Airplane during a Wright Brothers flight.

Aviation Fun Facts

Do you know that the word Taxi has an altogether different meaning in the aviation sector? Read the fun facts and find out.

What do you understand by the word “taxi”? The first thing that comes to your mind is the car you hire for going from one place to another.

Aviation Fun Facts

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Gabriel La Landelle, who was a formal French Naval officer and a write, in 1863, coined the word aviation from the word “avier” which means “to fly”.
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The first solo flight across the Atlantic was made by Charles Lindbergh, an American aviator, in 1927. He made this journey from New York to Paris.
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The oldest airport in the world is located in Maryland, United States of America. It has been in operation since 19090 and is known as College Park Airport.
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A glider is a type of aircraft that does not have an engine. A skid or wheeled undercarriage is used to a glider for taking off and landing.
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A total of 4 forces are instrumental in helping an airplane to fly. These forces are – lift, drag, thrust and weight.
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Airbus, which is a European company, is the largest manufacturer of airliners in the world. It is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands.
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The word in the aviation sector that is used to refer to moving around the ground is “taxi.” It is used to refer to the airplanes that move around the ground before take-off or after landing.
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The first fatal accident in aviation was reported in 1908 when an early model prepared by the Wright brothers, called the Wright Model A led to the death of a passenger.
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Boing, the second-largest manufacturer of airplanes in the world, is based in the United States of America. It is headquartered in Chicago.
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The oldest airline that is still in operation is KLM. It started its operations in 1919 and is headquartered in Amsterdam.

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