Many people among us have traveled through airplanes in their life but they hardly know these unknown facts about flights. Ever wondered why airplanes are always white in colour? Ok, some have stripes, decorations and names encrypted in different colours but the base colour is usually white. We have the answer for this dilemma in this article.
White colour because….
The colour white is a terrific reflector of sunlight, unlike other colours which provide a thermal advantage to the plane to fly high in the sky without any problem. If a plane is supposed to be in some other colour, chances are it will absorb sunlight and heat up the body of the airplane. White colour avoids the gradual build-up of heat on the plane. When a plane is parked on the runway, it takes less time to cool down, in such case, the coating of white paint guarantees a structurally sound flying machine.
White colour provides an easier inspection of cracks and dents on the fuselage
For safety reasons, airplanes are regularly inspected for cracks, dents, and any other form of surface damage. White is the best colour to spot a crack on the surface. It also highlights corrosion marks and oil leak spots easily. Additionally, unfortunately, if a plane crashes or any other mishap happens, especially at night, or in a massive body of water it is easy to identify it with colour white.
Colour white never fades
Colour tend to fade when flying at high altitudes, due to various atmospheric and climatic conditions but the colour white remains same as even after fading it doesn’t appear significantly different.
So next time when someone will ask you why the colour of planes is always white tell them these reasons and surprise them with your answer.
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