Leaving on a Jet Plane

Personal development is about having fun. Some more fun facts.

A jumbo jet uses 4000 gallons of fuel to take all.

A  Boeing 747’s  wingspan is longer than the distance of the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

The tail section of an airplane gives the bumpiest list ride.

The condensed water vapor left by jets in the sky is called contrail.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

The Boeing 737 is nicknamed “Fat Albert.”

The  Boeing 747 has been in commercial service since 1970.

The shortest intercontinental commercial flight in the world is from Gibraltar in Europe to Tangier in Africa at a distance of 34 miles and a flight time of 20  minutes.


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Chris October 26, 2011 at 7:16 am

Interesting read, I heard the wings actually flex 18ft up and down when a 747 goes through turbelance

Michael Berry October 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

Yes they do I am an Aerospace Engineer by degree.
Michael