The average speed of an airplane depends on the size and type of the airplane. A Boeing 747, which is a popular commercial plane, has a typical cruise speed of .85 Mach or 567 miles per hour when at 35,000 feet.
A:Airplanes take longer to fly west than east because of high-altitude winds that blow from west to east. The Earth has four such wind patterns, and they are called jet streams. When planes fly from west to east, the jet stream helps accelerate the aircraft. When they fly in the opposite direction, the planes cannot fly as fast into the face of the wind.
A:The actual cost of a helicopter varies depending on many factors, including age, size and available features on a particular unit. As of 2014, basic helicopters typically start around $120,000 for a two-seat pre-owned unit, and can escalate to several million dollars for the large commercial or luxury models.
A:Most people who have vertigo are able to fly. Potential problems include motion sickness or increased dizziness. Flying on a large commercial airline with a pressurized cabin helps to reduce both problems. Over-the-counter medications also help to reduce symptoms.
A:Occasionally, unsold cars are put to use at the dealership; otherwise, they may be sold at auction or traded to another dealership where they are in higher demand. Once cars are bought by a dealership, they are not sold back to the factory.
A:According to Samarins.com, a good mileage figure for a used car is 155,000 or less. While low mileage is desirable in a used car, it is not a guarantee that a vehicle is in reasonably good shape for its age.
A:According to Edmunds, one of the best ways to purchase a car at auction is to first build a relationship with other buyers and auctioneers. This helps build a group of buyers that are willing to look out for one another, and even slow down bidding for an inexperienced buyer.
A:A limited lifetime warranty means that a manufacturer is contractually obligated to replace parts of a product that break or are defective over the life of the product. However, the manufacturer is not legally obligated to replace parts that are not mentioned in the warranty or are broken or misused by the consumer.
A:Available Maserati colors will vary by model, but the Ghibli, Maserati's most affordable model, comes in many colors, from white to brown. According to the auto company's website, Maserati's most expensive model, the GranTurismo Convertible MC, also comes in several shades, including blue and yellow and also has the option of a matte finish.
A:There is no universally accepted standard as to what makes a car a classic. As of 2014, many states' vehicle registries consider an antique car one that was built after 1922 and is at least 20 years old. The Classic Car Club of America has a strict list of acceptable cars that were produced between 1925 and 1948.
A:What size rims an owner should put on a stock Ferrari depends on the year and model of the vehicle. If the Ferrari has been customized, or if the owner wants to deviate from recommended rims, the rim may also drastically affect performance.
A:A check engine light on a Ford Explorer sometimes indicates a simple problem, such as a gas cap that needs tightening, or something more complex and expensive, such as a bad catalytic converter. It often requires a trip to the repair shop to diagnose the problem causing the warning light.
A:The number of people that fit in a limousine varies according to the size, type and model of the limousine. On average, the number of people that fit in a limousine ranges from six in smaller limousines to 15 or more in stretch limousines.
A:The majority of cars have one catalytic converter. However, this is dependent on the number of exhaust pipes the vehicle has. Generally, each car has one catalytic converter per exhaust tube; if a vehicle has a dual exhaust system, it has two catalytic converters.
A:The best rule of thumb when it comes to determining when to dim high beams is that a driver should turn headlights to low when he sees another car's headlights, either in the rear view mirror or coming toward him. Laws regarding the matter vary by state.
A:The design of the fuel pump inertia switch causes it to turn off the fuel pump if a vehicle is involved in an accident. However, in certain incidents such as a blown tire or hitting a pothole in the road, the switch has the potential to trip. If an automobile is not operating correctly, the manufacturer recommends that the switch be checked.
A:There is no proven way to keep a crack in a windshield from growing, but placing clear masking tape on the crack can be helpful until the driver can take the vehicle to a repair shop. Repairing the windshield as soon as possible is necessary to ensure driver safety and the safety of passengers. In some states, it is illegal to drive with a cracked windshield.
A:In some states such as Pennsylvania, a car owner can find his license plate number on the vehicle registration card or on the invitation to renew the vehicle's registration. If neither of these options are available, the owner should contact the local Department of Motor Vehicles.