What Are Some Interesting Flight Facts for Kids?

Interesting facts about flights that kids may enjoy include the fact that no other mammals besides bats can fly and that the flight data of an airplane is recorded in what is called a black box, although the box is bright orange. The cost of an airplane ticket in 1920 was $5, and kites were originally made from bamboo frames covered in silk and paper in China around 350 BC.

Historical lessons about flight can detail how the first hot air balloon was invented in 1783 by French brothers and was inflated by burning straw and wood, or how the longest single hot air balloon ride, as of 2016, lasted 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes.

Facts that help show the volume of airline use may also be interesting for kids, such as how an airplane lands or takes off every 37 seconds at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and how an estimated 61,000 people are airborne each hour.

Lessons on flights can detail names of the parts of an airplane; the body is known as a fuselage, the rear side of the wings are called an aileron and the area where the pilot sits is known as the cockpit.