Facts and Fun

A place for random tidbits, trivia, memes, and aviation jokes, just for a bit of brevity, entertainment, and a bit of knowledge!


April 1, 2023

On October 26, 1909, the West Point graduate Frederick E. Humphreys became the first military pilot.  He had a mere three hours of training.  More incredibly, the Wright Brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk was December 17, 1903.  It was fewer than six years between the first-ever airplane flight and the first official military airplane pilot.  WOW.

It was fewer than 60 years–July 20, 1969–before a human being stepped foot on the moon.  The rate we went from earthbound to flying planes to the moon is mind-blowing.

March 31, 2023

A plane is full of a bunch of Redditors, and suddenly a man starts having a heart attack. One of the flight attendants (who frequents r/AskReddit) notices this and quickly shouts: “People of the plane, we’re having an emergency! Is anyone on this plane a doctor?”

Immediately, five people stand up and all say, “I’m not a doctor, but…”



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