Did You Know? Airline Cabin Depressurization

Did you know that all airliners and private jets have pressurized cabins that permit passengers to ride comfortably at high altitudes without oxygen masks?  Most airliners fly at altitudes between 30,000 and 40,000 feet to avoid weather and improve operating efficiency. Do you know how long you can survive without oxygen if the cabin suddenly…

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Did You Know? Clear Air Turbulence

Did you Know? Clear Air Turbulence is Sudden Severe Turbulence Unrelated to Storms? This week, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence over the Andaman Sea resulting in the death of a passenger and serious injuries to other passengers.  Over 80 passengers required hospitalization after the pilots made an emergency landing…

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Did you know? Federal Aviation Regulations

Did you know that the comprehensive Federal Aviation Regulations may have been inspired by the work of a city attorney in a small Florida town that had no airplanes?   In 1908, P.A. Vans Agnew, city attorney in Kissimmee, Florida, drafted the first law of its kind in a city ordinance that restricted low flights…

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