Fun facts about aviation

Fun fact:

American Trans Air was the worlds first Airline to introduce winglets on the Boeing 737.

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Wasn’t it Hapag-Lloyd?

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Yes I was wondering too

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Nope. ATA.

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Fun fact: During 11:00pm and 6:00am local time, Sydney Airport uses 34L for landings and 16R for departures due to a curfew that is put in place for security reasons. It’s basically the same runway for takeoffs and landings. What’s interesting is that many Australian airports have such operating curfews for security reasons.

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But… they’re the same runway…

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Edit: they are using the same runway for departures and arrivals.
@PlanesAndGames they are not using 16L after all.

Source

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://aircraftnoise.airservicesaustralia.com/2020/04/30/runways-at-sydney-airport/&ved=2ahUKEwj67-6y4p3zAhUMahQKHfkwB94QFnoECAQQBQ&usg=AOvVaw1KXEkysY5N_zQzWu70sZqf

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Unlike commercial aviation, naval aviation do not flare on carrier landings. That’s because their landing gears have heavy weight, allowing them to slam hard onto carrier deck.

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Flaring = float

Can’t float on a 400-500 foot strip

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