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Which country continued production of Messerschmitt Bf 109G after the end of World War II?
Czechoslovakia. Avia S-99 and Avia S-199 were constructed with parts and plans left over from Luftwaffe aircraft production that had taken place under the country's German occupation during the war. Avia S-199 was the first fighter plane of Israeli Air Force, used during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War - where it met Spitfires on the Egyptian side.
Where is the canard (a duck) configuration used?
In aviation. The Wright Brothers began experimenting with the foreplane configuration around 1900. Their first kite included a front surface for pitch control and they adopted this configuration for their first Flyer. The term “canard” arose from the appearance of the Santos-Dumont 14-bis of 1906, which was said to be reminiscent of a duck (canard in French) with its neck stretched out in flight
What is the longest an heaviest aircraft ever built?
Antonov An-225 Mriya. The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, designed in the Soviet Union during the 80's. It is the longest and heaviest aircraft ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes.
Which airline is the largest by the number of passengers?
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), commonly referred to as Delta, is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013, Delta Air Lines was the world's largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried (120.6 million).
What is the record in parachuting with parachute?
About 41 km. On October 24, 2014, Alan Eustace made a jump from the stratosphere, breaking Felix Baumgartner's 2012 world record. His descent to Earth lasted 4 minutes 27 seconds and stretched nearly 26 miles (42 km) with peak speeds exceeding 822 miles per hour (1,323 km/h), setting new world records for the highest free-fall jump and total free-fall distance 123,414 feet (37,617 m).
At what altitude do airliners fly on long-distance flights?
Approx 35,000 ft. Airplanes fly at high altitudes because of the reduction in drag, and to get into the jet streams. The Polar Jet stream ranges from 23,000 ft to 40,000 ft. The subtropical jet stream ranges from 33,0000 ft to 50,000 ft.
What was the name of the Red Baron's plane?
Fokker Dr. I. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the "Red Baron", was a German fighter pilot during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. The Fokker Dr I it became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
What was the nickname of Manfred von Richthofen, the flying ace of WW I?
Red Baron. The German fighter pilot is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. He is one of the most widely known fighter pilots of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films and other media.