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Funny Questions Kids Ask


What's the Difference Between Airspeed and Ground Speed?

Measuring how fast an aircraft travels depends on whether you factor in the speed of the wind behind it.

How Are Airplane Cabins Pressurized?

Without the system that pumps unused air from an aircraft's engines into the cabin, passengers and crew would be unable to breathe at 30,000 feet. But how does that system work?

How Airplanes Work

More than 100 years ago the Wright brothers made their historic first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Even after all these years, their creation still boggles the mind: How can something so heavy take to the air?

How Do Pilots Make Up Time in the Air?

Your pilot apologizes for your plane leaving late but then assures you she can make up the lost time in the sky. Is she pressing extra-hard on the accelerator or what?

5 Reasons Commercial Airplanes Crash

Although it doesn't happen often, large passenger jets crash for many reasons, from mechanical failure to pilot error.

Windowless Airplanes: The Future of Flight?

A Boston-based company plans to manufacture a supersonic business jet that will replace windows with video screens.

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