15 Frightening Facts Your Pilot Won’t Tell You

You probably are afraid of flying. If you aren’t, you probably know a dozen people that are afraid of flying so much that they need a little help just to get on the plane. It can get a lot scarier if pilots let you know about some of these frightening facts.

1. They Practically Run on Empty

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It is apparently more cost-effective for planes to take off without a full tank of gas. It may be cost-effective for companies to do this but that is probably something that customers do not want to know about. Especially when they get detoured on account of needing a fill up and missing any connecting flights. Plus, think about how many times your gas gauge is wrong in your car. Now imagine that but in the plane that you are flying in.