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  • The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plane.

  • That's because in the olden days of air travel, a conductor would walk down the aisles

  • collecting tickets.

  • And to lady passengers he would ask: Where's My Fare, Lady?

  • Actually none of that is true, but we're talking about airplanes today, so if the rain

  • in Spain does stay mainly in the plane, well then you'd have a pretty soggy trip.

  • Meanwhile -- have you ever wondered if there are things an airplane simply can't or won't

  • do?

  • It turns out that airplanes have strict rules regarding their pathways in the skyfor

  • safety reasons, and for the sake of staying friendly with continental neighbors.

  • Some of the places they're not allowed to fly over might surprise you!

  • Planes Won't Fly Over Antarctica Due to the windy and snowy conditions of the

  • Antarctic mountains, this area is more prone to white-outs; the pilot wouldn't be able

  • to see at all!

  • Also, in the event of an emergency, landing in Antarctica or its mountains would expose

  • passengers to some pretty harsh, freezing conditions and rough terrain.

  • That mountain terrain isn't exactly landing-friendly, either!

  • Plus the Penguins won't like it.

  • Planes Won't Fly Directly Over The Earth's Poles.

  • The Earth's north pole has super strong magnetic fields that are constantly changing

  • their reach and direction can change by miles a year!

  • Why is this such a big deal for pilots?

  • If the magnetic field has moved, true North might look different to the pilot than what

  • it actually is, making it difficult for them to find the correct runway.

  • The rules for navigation might fly completely out the window!

  • Airports name their runways according to how far off true North they are.

  • If a strong magnetic field, like the one that the north pole has, has made a big movement

  • and causes the pilot to adjust his navigation from true North, he may not know if he's

  • headed to land on the correct runway!

  • Sounds like a recipe for flight delays!

  • And it gets better.

  • Because airports name their runways according to how far off true North they are in the

  • number of degrees, reports from pilots of movements in a magnetic field may cause the

  • airport to re-name the runway.

  • The difference of a couple degrees isn't a big deal.

  • But incorrectly re-naming a runway has had disastrous consequences before, like incorrect

  • or unsafe landings.

  • Situations like this are very rare, but it's a good idea for pilots to just avoid those

  • poles and magnetic fields!

  • Airplanes Won't Fly Over the Pacific Ocean Well, it's not really that they won't,

  • per sayit's because there's a shorter route!

  • Say you're flying from North America to Asia.

  • Due to the Earth's spherical shape, the shortest route between Point A and Point B

  • is actually in a North to South direction, instead of East to West.

  • If you're traveling from North America to Asia, it's generally faster to fly over

  • our European and Middle Eastern friends, rather than cross over the entire Pacific Ocean.

  • Planes Won't Fly Over Tibet This is largely due to the Himalayan Mountains.

  • First of all, if a plane has to land in an emergency situation, mountains aren't exactly

  • the ideal impromptu runway.

  • Know what I mean?

  • Secondly, if a plane did manage to land in the mountains, there's no doubt that it's

  • a pretty rough terrain for passengers to cope with while waiting for help, and the mountains

  • would, no doubt, cause serious damage to the aircraft.

  • Most importantly, it has to do with altitude.

  • The Himalayas reaches one of the highest altitudes in the world.

  • If a plane starts losing cabin pressure, the pilot is supposed to descend to an altitude

  • where the air in the cabin becomes breathable again.

  • This might be hard to do if you're flying among super high-altitude, unforgiving mountains

  • like the Himalayas!

  • They Won't Fly Over the City of Mecca The simplest reason here is that there's

  • no airport in Mecca!

  • The next city over isn't that far away, so there's no need to spend the millions

  • of dollars it would take to construct an airport.

  • Secondly, there's a strong magnetic field in Makkah.

  • As mentioned earlier, a magnetic field can cause navigational problems for pilots.

  • They Can't Take Off When It's Too Hot Recently, in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40

  • flights were canceled because it was too hot!

  • Arizona is already a pretty hot place, but it's too hot, the plane simply can't get

  • enough lift!

  • Quick science lesson: Airplane wings are shaped to make air move faster over the top of the

  • wing, so the pressure of the air decreases.

  • When the pressure on the top of the wing is less than the pressure on the bottom of the

  • wing, it creates a force calllifton the wing that pulls it (and the plane) up

  • into the air.

  • But when it's too hot, the air density is lower which increases the needed runway speed

  • to get air flowing over the wings to create enough lift for takeoff.

  • So we'll just sit this one out.

  • Planes Can't Fly Over George Washington's House!

  • Located in Mt. Vernon, Virginia, the house of the first president of the United States

  • is still standingalthough it's seen a lot of wear and tear over a few centuries;

  • it was built in the late 1700s, after all.

  • It's considered a National Historic Landmark, so to prevent further damage to the historic

  • home, even from air vibrations in the sky, the airspace above George and Martha's house

  • was declared a no-fly zone.

  • Disney World and Disneyland For safety reasons, temporary airspace restrictions

  • are sometimes put in place above areas where there's going to be a ton of people, so

  • no one would get hurt in case a plane needs to make a surprise landing.

  • For instance, temporary air restrictions are placed every year over the Super Bowl.

  • But what place draws bigger crowds than the Happiest Place on Earth??

  • In 2003, the Disney Corporation puttemporaryno-fly zones over both their parks (which

  • costs a ton of money, by the way), but somehow, they just stuck.

  • To this day, the airspace over Walt Disney World and Disneyland is a no-fly zone.

  • Pantex Nuclear Facility This nuclear plant is located in Amarillo,

  • Texas, and it basically keeps all of the U.S.'s nuclear materials safe.

  • But they also have some oldyou probably don't want to move it around too much

  • type of materials left over from past conflicts.

  • Therefore, there's a wide no-fly zone around and above the facility.

  • We don't want any accidental booms!

  • Camp David Sounds ordinary, right?

  • Well, don't let the simple name fool you!

  • Formerly known as the Naval Support Facility Thurmont, it's a retreat for U.S. Presidents.

  • A LOT of important people have come, and still come, to visit this place and have meetings

  • where many international agreements have been signed.

  • Located in Thurmont, Maryland, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the tradition of holding

  • important meetings here.

  • In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower renamed the retreat Camp David, after his

  • grandson.

  • Due to the many presidents and world-wide VIPs that visit Camp David, the airspace above

  • the whole compound is a no-fly zone for safety reasons.

  • Kennedy Space Center Of course you can't fly over the Space Center,

  • unless you want to collide with a rocket!

  • Just kidding, but there are some pretty obvious reasons why the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

  • is a no-fly zone.

  • One reason is thebig crowds” – space fanatics all over the U.S., and even the world,

  • come to the Kennedy Space Center to watch rockets launch into space.

  • The other reason is that there's a lot of NASA and U.S. Airforce activity that goes

  • on herepretty important work.

  • So safety for all parties is the top priority.

  • Area 51 Everyone knows about this mysterious and fabled

  • place right?

  • Aliens, UFOs, unexplainable eventsbut that's a whole other video!

  • The interesting thing about the restrictions on the airspace above the whole area is that

  • it's a no-fly zone for civilian aircraftsand military ones!

  • Where the actualArea 51” is, isn't really known, so it's attributed to a pretty

  • big stretch of Nevada desert.

  • The fascinating point here is that the whole area is a no-fly zonebut we don't know

  • why!

  • Ooooh!

  • Buckingham Palace Located in London, England, Buckingham Palace

  • is known as one of the most important and recognizable historical landmarks in the world.

  • Home to the Queen of England and all of her administration and staff, it's obviously

  • an important building to the British public and British government to protect.

  • There are also many frequent important visitors to the palace whose safety should be considered.

  • Buckingham Palace is meant to protect the Queen and the royal family, so of course a

  • no-fly zone was established above it.

  • The Taj Mahal It's one of India's most beautiful and

  • recognizable pieces of architecture.

  • Completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal draws thousands of tourists each year.

  • In 1983 it was recognized as a World Heritage site.

  • The Indian government place a no-fly zone above the area of the Taj Mahal in 2006 to

  • safeguard this important historical building and the many tourists who come to witness

  • its majesty.

  • Do you know of any interesting facts about what airplanes can't or won't do?

  • If so, let me know down in the comments!

  • If you learned something today, give this video a like and share it with a friend!

  • But hey --don't go refuse to fly over something just yetwe've got over 2,000 cool videos

  • for you to land on; just click to the left or right.

  • Remember: Stay on the Bright Side of life!

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