Why Planes Don't Fly Over Antarctica

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Have you ever wondered if there are things an airplane simply can’t or won’t do? It turns out that airplanes have strict rules regarding their pathways in the sky - for safety reasons, and for the sake of staying friendly with continental neighbors. Some of the places they’re not allowed to fly over might surprise you!
For example, planes won’t fly directly over the Earth’s poles and over the Pacific Ocean. You can't see planes over Tibet and over the City of Mecca. The airspace over Walt Disney World and Disneyland is also a no-fly zone. The same applies to Area 51 but we don't know why.
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Antarctica 0:50
The Earth’s Poles 1:20
the Pacific Ocean 2:43
Tibet 3:19
The City of Mecca 4:09
When It’s Too Hot 4:35
George Washington’s House 5:23
Disney World and Disneyland 5:56
Pantex Nuclear Facility 6:43
Camp David 7:08
Kennedy Space Center 7:56
Area 51 8:30
Buckingham Palace 9:11
The Taj Mahal 9:46
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- Due to the windy and snowy conditions of the Antarctic mountains, this area is more prone to white-outs; the pilot wouldn’t be able to see at all!
- The Earth’s north pole has super strong magnetic fields that are constantly changing - their reach and direction can change by miles a year!
- Planes won’t fly over Tibet. This is largely due to the Himalayan Mountains. First of all, if a plane has to land in an emergency situation, mountains aren’t exactly the ideal impromptu runway.
- There’s a strong magnetic field in Makkah. As mentioned earlier, a magnetic field can cause navigational problems for pilots.
- George Washington’s House is considered a National Historic Landmark, so to prevent further damage to the historic home, even from air vibrations in the sky, the airspace above George and Martha’s house was declared a no-fly zone.
- In 2003, the Disney Corporation put “temporary” no-fly zones over both their parks, but somehow, they just stuck.
- Due to the many presidents and world-wide VIPs that visit Camp David, the airspace above the whole compound is a no-fly zone for safety reasons.
- Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a no-fly zone. There’s a lot of NASA and U.S. Airforce activity that goes on here - pretty important work. So safety for all parties is the top priority.
- Buckingham Palace is meant to protect the Queen and the royal family, so of course a no-fly zone was established above it.
- The Indian government place a no-fly zone above the area of the Taj Mahal in 2006 to safeguard this important historical building and the many tourists who come to witness its majesty.
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BRIGHT SIDE 10 days ago
Hey there, Brightsiders! Which of these places would youlove to visit?
canmield 12 hours ago
Doug Selsam Yeah, there is so much wrong with this video I had to stop somewhere. B-29’s flew over the Himalayas (near Burma not Tibet) in WWII. Mountains do create dangerous weather patterns but oceans create hurricanes/typhoons. We still fly over them, Pacific included BrightSide. Daocheng Yading Airport is higher than the tallest mountain in Colorado. Almost 2500 feet higher than the Lhasa airport.
Doug Selsam
Doug Selsam 17 hours ago
@canmield And there is an airport in Lhasa, Tibet. so planes fly there.
Kun Shang
Kun Shang Day ago
Skye Panda
Skye Panda Day ago
I’m from America and I really wanna go to Australia it seems like a cool place
chessten Day ago
Hey Bright side ... not very bright apparently. Many planes fly over the Pacific ocean from Asia to North America!!
Hemanth Kumar
Hemanth Kumar 3 hours ago
There is a place in India called TIRUMULA..... Not a flying zone
Leandro Rafael Bayonito
So the US Airspace has the majority of flight restrictions to consider for all air flights?
Vera Stella
Vera Stella 5 hours ago
cuz the earth is flat???
Md Shafiqul Islam
Md Shafiqul Islam 5 hours ago
you know nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
j s
j s 6 hours ago
Depends on jet streams and the time of year
Benjamin Frasure
Benjamin Frasure 6 hours ago
I'm pretty sure that air force one can fly over camp David...
Jeremee Canillo
Jeremee Canillo 7 hours ago
Sub to bright side
building muscle
building muscle 7 hours ago
Bermuda 🇧🇲 triangle ?
Meenakshi K
Meenakshi K 9 hours ago
looks like U.S.A is no fly zone
9 hours ago
Mr. Popo
Mr. Popo 9 hours ago
1:30 The longest flight in the world, New York-Singapore flys over the north pole so yes they are allowed. And the north pole aka True North is not where magnetic north is. Magnetic north is currently in Siberia.
Brandon Hanson.
Brandon Hanson. 10 hours ago
Interesting video but.... Qantas Airlines offers flights from Australia to fly over Antarctica for a day during their summer months you can pay for if you do not want to step foot on Antarctica. The boarding passes will simple say "private flight" on them. There are Airlines that fly over the North Pole from Newark, New Jersey Airport to Hong Kong Airport. If there are no issues with turbulence, in relevance to flying over the oceans or high elevation areas. Heat, Australia and the Middle East taking flights anytime of the year with their heat. The map showing Amarillo, Texas looks more like the middle of Kansas. You can still see the Taj Mahal from the air of you are landing or leaving New Delhi, India (there are a few videos here on USvid channels with people getting the shots on their devices or cameras.
Pete B
Pete B 11 hours ago
Things an Airplane can't or won't do? Nope, just my ex.
Census 11 hours ago
It’s because if there was a mechanical issue/emergency there aren’t suitable airports in Antarctica to make an emergency landing. I though everyone knew this? Planes that fly near the poles have to have the ability to stay 5 hours airborne during an emergency to reach a suitable airport.
Harry Goodhorn
Harry Goodhorn 13 hours ago
Never heard more BS than this video puts out. All modern planes use gyro compasses and GPS, they do still have magnetic compasses for redundancy. As for flying over all of the earths mountain ranges, it's done all of the time. Modern airliners cruise at 25, 000 to over 35,000 feet all of the time. There is some other reason that these airplanes are not allowed to fly over the poles.
Demon curtis
Demon curtis 13 hours ago
Well he isn't wrong it does get hot here in Arizona
Dorothy Gale
Dorothy Gale 14 hours ago
The North magnetic pole isn't anywhere near the geographic North pole.
hornswoogle2012 14 hours ago
You forgot the White House Is also a no fly zone
Pax Christus
Pax Christus 14 hours ago
Gotta call bull on this silly video. Airlines fly over the Arctic all the time. And so forth. "Bright"...not so much. I write this as both a pilot and passenger.
Bosto 2006
Bosto 2006 15 hours ago
You can’t fly over Chris ‘s forest in Rhodopes mountains in South Bulgaria
RESPONDI433 16 hours ago
Smash my thumb ! This video is epic !
Nicholas Nielsen
Nicholas Nielsen 16 hours ago
I've flown over the Pacific Ocean twice... hahah
FLA-TEXAN 17 hours ago
I love that I only needed to scroll through the first three comments to realize I didn’t need to waste my time watching this farce of a video
Jamie Nelson
Jamie Nelson 20 hours ago
We do have flights from Australia to Antarctica
Jamie Nelson
Jamie Nelson 20 hours ago
It's a shame there can't be a rule saying American fighter jets cant fly over middle eastern countries
Pedro Rita-Pereira
Pedro Rita-Pereira 21 hour ago
Like if you believe the earth is flat!!!
Matilda Watts
Matilda Watts 22 hours ago
What about military bases? If a plane looked like it was going to fly over one of them, they’d have the airforce asking them to land.
Jamie Bainbridge
Jamie Bainbridge 23 hours ago
This is one of the worst videos I've seen. So many things wrong.
Medolino2009 Day ago
false information
Sudheen Dra
Sudheen Dra Day ago
should have renamed as " why planes dont fly over USA" jut centering ur country. and many wrong facts...............................
Aisha Faith Carno
Well plane don't fly in Antarctica beacuse they might see the passageway from Earth to Aghartha the Legendary City the government has hidden from us. Am i the only one who knows about Aghartha?
Asgardcore Day ago
Area 51’s location isn’t really known? Come on really? Just look on google earth
Hunter Clark
Hunter Clark 12 hours ago
Lol it's at groom lake in Nevada I think
Vijai Rox
Vijai Rox Day ago
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Krishna Manikanta
Bermuda triangle area- non fly zone
drkrn1986 Day ago
Strong magnetic field over mecca is wrong. It's only due to religious reasons that planes won't fly above it
chessten Day ago
With GPS, it should be safe to fly over the north pole without depending on the compass??
Ekam Jot
Ekam Jot Day ago
Why planes cant fly over america
Jevon Stapleton
Plane cant fly over Antarctica because of the force field because of the invisible force field it would crash and every one would die.we are living in a dome.
Steve Schrader
I call BS on this video
??? Day ago
Groom lake, Nevada = Area 51. . . You can see giant hangars covered by camoflauge in google maps and earth
Adnilyoj Day ago
I am in CA. Where am I flying when I go to HI if they don't fly over the Pacific Ocean?
bugalaman Day ago
It doesn't matter one bit about what planes fly over. With modern ETOPS regulations, you can fly literally anywhere safely. The magnetic issue is solved by GPS and other navigation systems. There are regular flights over the North Pole. Planes don't fly over Antarctica because there are simply very few possible routes that would go that way. This video is a bunch of nonsense made by someone that has a little knowledge of aviation and great knowledge of youtube sheep attracting algorithms.
DBA Youtuber
DBA Youtuber Day ago
Bro you miss red fort in India
The Crazy Gamer
there is barely any snow in anatrtica its ice so thats wrong.
Cpt Insano
Cpt Insano Day ago
The earth is flat.
Mijo Vrvilo
Mijo Vrvilo Day ago
Because Earth is flattened disc, Antarctica is on the edge and it is too long to fly over bigger circumference. Have you ever wondered why most flighs start at Frankfurt? - Because of smaller circumference. Have you ever wondered why there is no direct flights from south America to Australia? - Same answer, it is too close to Antarctica and it is closer to go over middle east, do the math
Chris H
Chris H 4 hours ago
Crazy person alert!⬆️
Ryan Sakie BugattiFan
Even though Area 51 is a no fly zone for any military and civilian aircraft, they do have some annual flights there but, it’s only allowed for personals that work on the base which those planes are unmarked commercial jets that land at McCarran International sometimes but when those planes do arrive, the security is highly aware of anyone who goes anywhere near those gates but if your one of those Area 51 stormers, I guest being in disguises to look like an Area 51 worker might work but It might not work. But anyways I might not be too sure if this is true or not.
gary embree
gary embree Day ago
Mount Everest you can't fly over there
sh oom
sh oom Day ago
في عرب في الطيارة؟
Azn DooM
Azn DooM Day ago
they should put a no fly zone over the new twin towers shoudnt they??to protect the wall with all the names of ppl that died during 911 and just in case they try to attack again idk
Bhupesh Mathur
Barnuda/Barmuda Triangle
J Point
J Point Day ago
Thumnail can be changed like " why planes will not fly over america"
J Point
J Point 9 hours ago
@smart callen it was a sarcasam... there r lot of no fly zones in america
smart callen
smart callen 9 hours ago
Planes do fly over America noob
Hyper Planet
Hyper Planet Day ago
You've missed Bermuda triangle
Chris Jensen
Chris Jensen Day ago
You use true North & magnetic North as if they're identical. WRONG!! Changes in magnetic North do NOT affect true North. Since you are in error about this, I question the accuracy of many of your other statements.
9:07 nuketown
Sabin Sunny
Sabin Sunny Day ago
Then what will happen if flight enters no fly zone?
Aaliyah Mcgrattan
AREA 51. ALIENS. PLANES BANNED. wutttttttttttttttttttt.
MagMag Officiel
I know were area 51 is 37°14'07"N 115°47'59"W type that in google Earth
MagMag Officiel
MagMag Officiel 23 hours ago
BLUEX ok i didn’t Think about that👍
BLUEX Day ago
MagMag Officiel Just search up Groom lake
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