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Why are airplanes blocked from flying over the North pole?

KOSkost 1 month ago
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Ben Williams 1 month ago
Hi,
As of today, planes are not blocked from flying over the north pole. In fact there is an Emirates flight that often goes from Dubai to the west coast of the states regularly. Its often quicker and saves on fuel costs.
The south pole is different apart from one or two flights in the past, doesnt have an active flight route through it.

Also there was a legal requirement that twin engine planes had to be within 3hours of a suitable place to land in case of an engine failure.
NAVEEN KUMAR 4 weeks ago
The weather and cold temperatures can play havoc with the wings of a plane. Ice forming on the wings can weigh them down considerably, to say nothing of the damage that strong winds and moisture can do.

Then there is the fact that, while it may seem like a short distance on a globe, the distance covered over the polar regions are more vast than you might think.

For example, the North Pole is far from the quaint Santa-inhabited myth that lives in the imagination of children around the globe.
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Veedee10 1 month ago
n order to prevent the aircraft's fuel from reaching its freezing point of around -50 degrees Fahrenheit, transpolar flights occasionally descend to a lower altitude over the Arctic, sometimes by as much as 10,000 feet, to an altitude ever so slightly warmer
Haile Addisu 1 month ago
Restricted air space over the Soviet Union limited flight during much of the Cold War. Furthermore, the U.S. restricted those flights to planes with more than two engines. Making the flight in a twin-engine aircraft was deemed too dangerous.
Alex Harris 1 month ago
Planes are restricted in the airspace of the North Pole due to the great magnetic field it encompasses. The guidance systems are thrown off and most likely fail, causing a flight emergency or possible crash.
Bayram 3 weeks ago
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Oscar Barragan 1 month ago
Hi
From certain countries its actually quicker to fly over the north pole but again that is highly depending on origination or the flight and the destination. There are certain environmental concerns due to temperatures though and remoteness that have to be addressed as well as certain countries not liking planes in the area. Russia is not a fan and has been pushing deeper into the region with surveillance equipment over the years.
Gustavo Figueira 1 month ago
Actually, planes are not blocked from flying over the North Pole. The so called polar routes are those flights where you can chill while you fly over the Artic. They became more popular in the last decades mainly because of two reasons, both related to fuel: (1) the aircrafts became more fuel efficient over time; (2) with the end of Cold War, the access of commercial flights (especially from U.S.) to airports in Russia increased.
Coconuticecream 1 month ago
1 - Earth rotation is against such commercial flights.
2 - Ice can form on the wings and weigh them down.
3 - Strong winds and moisture can cause damage.
4 - North Pole is 790,000 square miles and that is a very large area to fly over in extremely cold weather.
5 - Everybody will need protective cold weather exposure suits.
6 - That weather can cause communication issues.
All better explained here: https://www.aircraftcompare.com/blog/can-planes-fly-over-the-north-pole/
Barbu George 1 month ago
Adding to the problems are the fact that being so near the North Pole can interfere with navigation systems that rely on magnetism. Planes flying in the North Pole, thus, need to have equipment that can compensate for this as best as possible. Pilots also need to be aware of and plan for these problems.
mttenmck 1 month ago
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mttenmck 1 month ago
Richard E. Byrd is a person who flight over Atlantic and find a worm land. this is the world top hidden secret in the word
for more info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Byrd
is earth flat or not
some says it is end of the world
for more info
project dominic operation fishbowl america
Operation Fishbowl was a series of high-altitude nuclear tests

is earth flat or not
dave murphy has the all answer why air planes dont flight over thier
watch this video for more info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsqBaOdv_nY
mttenmck 1 month ago
sorry i meant warm
Richard E. Byrd is a person who flight over Atlantic and find a warm. land. this is the world top hidden secret in the word
for more info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Byrd
is earth flat or not
some says it is end of the world
for more info
project dominic operation fishbowl america
Operation Fishbowl was a series of high-altitude nuclear tests

is earth flat or not
dave murphy has the all answer why air planes dont flight over thier
watch this video for more info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsqBaOdv_nY
Narges 1 month ago
Hi. It isn’t that planes are not allowed to fly over polar regions.the case is that there are technological, political, and logistical reasons preventing it.
plus the flights in the region are usually military flights from countries such as the US and Russia which have planes and crews that are outfitted for the cold.
Howard Whitley 1 month ago
well like many have said , that the military run the north and south pole , and that is said to be a whole in the earth at the north pole that leads to an under ground base or civilization the whole is supposed to be able to be seen with goggle earth , ive never tryed to pull it up and look for it some say its true and some say its false but for sure the gov, and military own it and dont want us to go near it .
Howard Whitley 1 month ago
well like many have said , that the military run the north and south pole , and that is said to be a whole in the earth at the north pole that leads to an under ground base or civilization the whole is supposed to be able to be seen with goggle earth , ive never tryed to pull it up and look for it some say its true and some say its false but for sure the gov, and military own it and dont want us to go near it .
Görkem 1 month ago
Thank science: In order to prevent the aircraft's fuel from reaching its freezing point of around -50 degrees Fahrenheit, transpolar flights occasionally descend to a lower altitude over the Arctic, sometimes by as much as 10,000 feet, to an altitude ever so slightly warmer for the fuel—and ever more picturesque for
carlos fernandes alves santana 1 month ago
to prevent the electrical part from freezing and prevent the aircraft from falling
Belen Darias 1 month ago
They do exist as its a better path from Asia to America.
https://interestingengineering.com/polar-routes-flights-that-go-over-earths-poles#:~:text=Most%20airlines%20used%20Boeing%20747,stop%20between%20Helsinki%20and%20Tokyo.
Here its a quite good article about it. Hope it helped!
Monjurul Islam 1 month ago
Some flights do fly over the northern artic area to make a great circle route between two points (although it may not be over the exact north pole). Flying over the north pole itself does not provide any advantage in terms of distance saved unless it happens to lie on a great circle route between two points and that is often not the case.

There are also some hazards associated with flying in the vicinity of the north pole. Magnetic anomalies are severe and can make magnetic compasses useless and if there were any kind of emergency with the aircraft in that area you would be, shall we say, in deep doo-doo.
Simone Riva 1 month ago
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HEM RS 1 month ago
: In order to prevent the aircraft's fuel from reaching its freezing point of around -50 degrees Fahrenheit, transpolar flights occasionally descend to a lower altitude over the Arctic, sometimes by as much as 10,000 feet, to an altitude ever so slightly warmer for the fuel—and ever more picturesque for Passanger to have a View of. Please Visit below for detailed explained possibilities.

https://www.aircraftcompare.com/blog/can-planes-fly-over-the-north-pole/
Simone Riva 1 month ago
E' normale, sprecherebbero troppo carburante e poi, sarebbe comunque troppo pericoloso, perchè ci sarà molta corrente fredda
Kaif 1 month ago
Because of the extreme weather condition which makes pilot difficulty in vision.
Shameem Deen 1 month ago
The Arctic Evolution Restricted air space over the Soviet Union limited flight during much of the Cold War. Furthermore, the U.S. restricted those flights to planes with more than two engines. Making the flight in a twin-engine aircraft was deemed too dangerous.
Tin C. 1 month ago
Oooohhh this is the Agartha inner Earth portal issue thing!! Apparently there's a hole up in the NP that leads to an empire hidden inside Earth but that's just a conspiracy thing. I think you can actually fly over it now.
Emre KOCA 1 month ago
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Lucas 1 month ago
Airplanes generally do not fly across the north pole because of the high emission of uv radiation, which can cause disease
PUNIT Mishrilal Gupta 1 month ago
Adding to the problems are the fact that being so near the North Pole can interfere with navigation systems that rely on magnetism. Planes flying in the North Pole, thus, need to have equipment that can compensate for this as best as possible. Pilots also need to be aware of and plan for these problems.
chelsie 1 month ago
As far as I'm aware there is no real block, but there is some form of discouragement. This is because older plane models are still in use and their navigation systems have limitations. For example, If a plane passes directly through the pole, there is a strong likelihood its compass will change from a due-north heading to due south, and that can lead to huge problems. This has been rectified to some extent with newer aircrafts like the Boeing 777s that we fly, that use a very specific and accurate form of navigation (GPS). So essentially there is an inequality of effortless flying over the pole.
Gabriele 1 month ago
In realtà ci sono molte persone che hanno viaggiato in aereo e hanno sorvolato il polo nord lungo la loro tratta. Forse l'unico problema può essere che nel polo nord non ci sono stazioni radio per comunicare con i piloti. Però ci passano gli aerei
abulrahman mohammad 1 month ago
we can say it not blocked we could say it is unlikable because of the cold of weather has many disadvantages on the plane it self and on the people riding it.
Hillson 1 month ago
Adding to the problems are the fact that being so near the North Pole can interfere with navigation systems that rely on magnetism. Planes flying in the North Pole, thus, need to have equipment that can compensate for this as best as possible. Pilots also need to be aware of and plan for these problems.
ronny 1 month ago
One problem is that the pole is a zone of "darkness" in air traffic control. And another that the radiation is higher, because the Earth's magnetosphere does not protect from the solar wind in the same way when flying over the poles.
Adnan Shah 1 month ago
Hi,
As of today, planes are not blocked from flying over the north pole. In fact there is an Emirates flight that often goes from Dubai to the west coast of the states regularly. Its often quicker and saves on fuel costs.
The south pole is different apart from one or two flights in the past, doesnt have an active flight route through it.

Also there was a legal requirement that twin engine planes had to be within 3hours of a suitable place to land in case of an engine failure
Tom Lutzenberger 1 month ago Correct
The primary issues have to do with both safety and territorial jurisdictions. First and foremost, commercial airlines need to stay on traffic routes where they can adjust and reach safety if there is a malfunction or problem in midair. For example, airlines traveling over the Atlantic generally stay close to Greenland and Iceland and then drop down towards the U.K. in their path towards Europe. This avoids crossing the greater expanse of the Atlantic on open ocean and no landing area for hours on end. Secondly, the North Pole transverse would require passing through Russian air space which was heavily restricted for decades under the Soviet Union. The U.S. flying spy planes over the country in the 1960s didn't help matters. Once the USSR became Russia, the old flying channels were well set and haven't been really changed since.
Süleyman ok 1 month ago
Az da olsa uçuş vardır ama navigasyon ve iniş durumu genellikle sorun yaratır