Tuesday 3 December 2013


• All International Airline Pilots speaks English. 
• Flights longer than 8 hours require 3 pilots (1 captain and 2 first officers) to rotate flying duties. Flights longer than 12 hours require 4 pilots (1 captain and 3 first officers). They usually fly 3-4 hour shifts. 
•Each airline pilot flying the aircraft, eats a different meal to minimize the risk of all pilots on board being ill.
•On average, pilots fly between 9 and 14 days a month
•All airlines have an agreement to let each others' travelling pilots occupy empty seats. If no seats are available, the travelling pilot can also occupy an extra seat in the cockpit that is usually empty. 
•The main function of flight attendants are for the safety and security of their passengers, and passenger comfort is only secondary.
•The first female flight attendants in 1930 were required to weigh less than 115 pounds. In addition, they had to be nurses and unmarried. 
•Flight attendants must not have any tattoos visible when a uniform is worn. These requirements are designed to give the airlines a positive representation.
•The normal ratio of Flight Attendants to passenger seats is one Flight Attendant for every 50 passenger seats. 
•The height requirement for Flight Attendant is for safety reasons, making sure that all flight attendants can reach overhead safety equipment.
•The normal ratio of Lavatories to passengers is approximately one lavatory for every 50 passengers. 
•An air traveler can lose approximately 1.5 liters of water in the body during a three-hour flight.
•The reason why the lights are turned out during takeoff and landing – Is for your eyes to adjust to lower levels of light. If there's an accident and they have to activate the emergency slides, studies have shown that you will be able to see better and therefore be able to evacuate more quickly and safely. 

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