Monthly Archives: July 2012

How safe and reliable is the maintenance of commercial airliners?

It’s understandable for a passenger to wonder how the plane they are flying on is being maintained.  Fortunately, for people with a fear of flying, there are plenty of reasons to feel confident that airlines and the airplanes they operate … Continue reading

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What are the chances of colliding with another plane?

The sky above us is an enormous area.  However, there are literally thousands of airplanes flying above the continental United States at most times of the day.  Some people with a fear of flying might worry that, with so many … Continue reading

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How do weather delays improve safety when flying?

Weather delays can be extremely frustrating when you are trying to get somewhere. Likewise, passengers with a fear of flying may feel a bit anxious about traveling to an airport or region that is experiencing storms (read “What causes turbulence?”). … Continue reading

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How does weather cause delays when flying?

When you are traveling somewhere, being delayed can be extremely frustrating.  Have you ever been delayed due to weather, but a friend at the destination is telling you that the weather is perfectly fine?  Or, maybe later when you landed … Continue reading

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How dangerous is a bird strike for an airplane?

Ever since the world was introduced to “Sully” Sullenberger, some passengers have been wondering what danger birds pose to their flight. How much damage could a bird or several birds do to an airplane? Just how likely is it that … Continue reading

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