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Aircraft Pressurization Beginner’s Guide

splashHow and why are airplanes pressurized?

It’s easy to take flying for granted. We hop onboard a comfy airliner and fly high in the stratosphere without giving breathing a second thought. The aircraft’s pressurization system makes it possible. Here’s how the magic works…

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Your Oxygen Mask vs. My Oxygen Mask


“Ladies and Gentlemen, In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, the pilots have really cool quick-donning, pressure demand oxygen masks. You, on the other hand, have a yellow Dixie cup with an elastic band. Enjoy the flight!”

What’s the difference between the two types of masks? What exactly are they supposed to do?

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