Do Or Die Facts: Low Pressure Drops Plane

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•    In 1910, Raymonde De LaRoche, of France, was the first woman in the world to get a pilot license.

•    In 2007, a young man successfully outbid all others on eBay to be the first passenger to fly aboard the world’s new largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, from Singapore to Sydney. The winning bid: $100, 380.00.

•    The longest non-stop commercial flight ever goes to Singapore Airlines spanning 18.5 hours across 9,505 miles from Singapore to New Jersey.

•    In 1942, German test pilot Helmut Schenck becomes the first person to successfully eject himself from a flying aircraft in an emergency situation.

•    Nicknamed ‘The Boneyard’, The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base located in Tuscan, AZ is the world’s biggest plane cemetery. The size of 1,300 football fields, this property is the resting place to over 4,200 military aircraft with an estimated worth of $35 billion dollars.

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