Why Planes Don't Fly Over Antarctica

  • Published on Sep 7, 2019
  • 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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Comments • 3 164

    BRIGHT SIDE  11 days ago +139

    Hey there, Brightsiders! Which of these places would youlove to visit?

    • canmield
      canmield Day 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 2 days ago

      @canmield And there is an airport in Lhasa, Tibet. so planes fly there.

    • Kun Shang
      Kun Shang 2 days ago


    • Skye Panda
      Skye Panda 2 days ago

      I’m from America and I really wanna go to Australia it seems like a cool place

    • chessten
      chessten 2 days ago

      Hey Bright side ... not very bright apparently. Many planes fly over the Pacific ocean from Asia to North America!!

  • Noir
    Noir Hour ago

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  • iqbal othman
    iqbal othman Hour ago

    there is a no flight zone at the most famuos soccer player home in BARCELONA SPAIN

  • Matt Pannell
    Matt Pannell 2 hours ago +1

    Am I believing the reasons not to fly over Antarctica. At 5 miles I don’t think weathers going to be a reason. And the point regarding emergency landing, well, what would you prefer, the Southern Ocean. Haha. 😀

  • chad fukumitsu
    chad fukumitsu 3 hours ago

    1. Hawaii is in the pacific ocean.
    2. To get to hawaii by plane, it must travel across the pacific ocean.
    3. Plans CAN travel over the pacific ocean.

  • Linzo 91
    Linzo 91 6 hours ago

    Nr #3. So wrong. Search for Grid Navigation! That how they navigate over the poles. Also the magnetic north not at the north pole but just east of north Canada.

  • guy dorian
    guy dorian 12 hours ago

    Bermuda triangle

  • Angel Zavala
    Angel Zavala 13 hours ago

    Planes aren't allowed to fly over or land on North Korea.

  • Bob Taylor
    Bob Taylor 14 hours ago

    Are you freaking kidding me! WHat an absolute Joke! maybe you should title it, agenda lies and planes from the 1940's

  • Galaxy Sloth
    Galaxy Sloth 17 hours ago

    I guessed Area 51

  • Sean Lyder
    Sean Lyder 17 hours ago

    what's the world in looking for... oh yeah, lame.

  • Mayur Chaudhary
    Mayur Chaudhary 18 hours ago

    Lie. This is lie. I flew air China form new York to bejing, exactly over north Pole

  • Yang Nian
    Yang Nian 20 hours ago

    Why does Mecca 🕋 has a stronger gravity?

  • Strong Delusion
    Strong Delusion 22 hours ago

    Planes don't fly over the center of earth because Mt Maru the (Magnetic Center) of "Flat Earth" and our Government have a treaty with the occupants/fallen ones of the area known as the N.Pole?, and also because compasses don't work there! Their is no Antarctica, that is a bald face lie! Wake up, quit falling for the MSM/TPTB/luciferians lies, leave the Programming behind, leave the Matrix and the lady in the Red dress!

  • dragoncult666
    dragoncult666 22 hours ago

    'They' are afraid we'll see the edge of the earth and discover the truth.

  • Caleb Doyon
    Caleb Doyon 23 hours ago


  • The Dusty Shredder
    The Dusty Shredder 23 hours ago

    Wings do NOT generate lift via pressure differential. If they did, wings would be larger to create as much of a differential as possible, and planes would be far more efficient. Instead, they are not. The reason for this is in the name of the craft itself! Plane! The wings are actually a very fancy inclined plane. The angle of the wing relative to the fuselage is called the angle of attack, and it is THIS that creates lift. At the angle of attack, the wing pushes the air down under the plane, pushing the plane up. However, this also creates drag. The higher the angle of attack, the more drag is created due to vortices.
    The only time pressure differential has anything to do with lift is once the plane is at maximum cruising speed. At that point, the wing only has to keep the plane in level flight, and so the angle of attack becomes so minimal, the curvature of the wing actually provides most of the lift that is needed.
    Also, have you ever wondered why most airplanes have a vertical stabilizer? It is actually because of the wing. You see, the plane is controlled by flaps called control surfaces. When these surfaces are used, they create drag. There is more drag when the flap moves up than when it moves down. At the wing, this causes yaw, which the pilot then has to correct using the rudder. Efforts have been made to reduce this, and fly-by-wire systems now automatically adjust the rudder during a bank.

  • Para Sukan
    Para Sukan Day ago +1

    I ❤bright side

  • Naa'ilah Abraham

    It is not Mecca it is Makkah

  • Kim Zastrow
    Kim Zastrow Day ago

    Why don't you put an aluminum can in the freezer for too long....

  • philip helman
    philip helman Day ago

    ...lol...don't drink the kool-aide kids..that's not why, the "powers" in charge of the world don't want anyone to see what's really there.

  • Jonny B guud
    Jonny B guud Day ago

    It's very simple sheeple, the earth is flat

  • Chey Barnfather
    Chey Barnfather Day ago

    Planes have no problem flying right over the top over my house every 5 minutes

  • Iqbal Pradana
    Iqbal Pradana Day ago +1

    only google can fly above those location :D

    DRT2OILFM B Day ago +1

    So many incorrect things in this video lol

  • Anderson Li
    Anderson Li Day ago

    i flew to china going on the pacific because i was in california

  • Ana Krstić
    Ana Krstić Day ago


  • 66holt
    66holt Day ago

    i find your voice everywhere and find it highly compelling :)

  • Sri Harish Narasimhan

    If the facts are true, are planes allowed to fly over the Bermuda Triangle? Please let me know.. .

  • Hemanth Kumar
    Hemanth Kumar Day 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 Day ago

    cuz the earth is flat???

  • Md Shafiqul Islam
    Md Shafiqul Islam Day ago +1

    you know nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • j s
    j s Day ago

    Depends on jet streams and the time of year

  • Benjamin Frasure

    I'm pretty sure that air force one can fly over camp David...

  • Jeremee Canillo
    Jeremee Canillo Day ago

    Sub to bright side

  • building muscle
    building muscle Day ago

    Bermuda 🇧🇲 triangle ?

  • Meenakshi K
    Meenakshi K Day ago

    looks like U.S.A is no fly zone

  •  Day ago


  • Mr. Popo
    Mr. Popo Day 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. Day 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 FLASH-PLAYER channels with people getting the shots on their devices or cameras.

  • Pete B
    Pete B Day ago

    Things an Airplane can't or won't do? Nope, just my ex.

  • Census
    Census Day ago +1

    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 Day 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 Day ago

    Well he isn't wrong it does get hot here in Arizona

  • Dorothy Gale
    Dorothy Gale Day ago +1

    The North magnetic pole isn't anywhere near the geographic North pole.

  • hornswoogle2012
    hornswoogle2012 Day ago +1

    You forgot the White House Is also a no fly zone

  • Pax Christus
    Pax Christus 2 days 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 2 days ago

    You can’t fly over Chris ‘s forest in Rhodopes mountains in South Bulgaria

    RESPONDI433 2 days ago

    Smash my thumb ! This video is epic !

  • Nicholas Nielsen
    Nicholas Nielsen 2 days ago

    I've flown over the Pacific Ocean twice... hahah

    FLA-TEXAN 2 days 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 2 days ago

    We do have flights from Australia to Antarctica

  • Jamie Nelson
    Jamie Nelson 2 days 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 2 days ago

    Like if you believe the earth is flat!!!

  • Matilda Watts
    Matilda Watts 2 days 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 2 days ago +19

    This is one of the worst videos I've seen. So many things wrong.

  • Medolino2009
    Medolino2009 2 days ago

    false information

  • Sudheen Dra
    Sudheen Dra 2 days ago +1

    should have renamed as " why planes dont fly over USA"
    jut centering ur country. and many wrong facts...............................

  • Aisha Faith Carno
    Aisha Faith Carno 2 days ago

    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
    Asgardcore 2 days ago

    Area 51’s location isn’t really known? Come on really? Just look on google earth

    • Hunter Clark
      Hunter Clark Day ago

      Lol it's at groom lake in Nevada I think

  • Vijai Rox
    Vijai Rox 2 days ago +1

    Wow..... 👍😁Brightside is awesome..... I love it..... I do post this kind of videos.... Come and follow me I'll just follow you back.....❤️❤️

  • Krishna Manikanta
    Krishna Manikanta 2 days ago

    Bermuda triangle area- non fly zone

  • drkrn1986
    drkrn1986 2 days ago

    Strong magnetic field over mecca is wrong. It's only due to religious reasons that planes won't fly above it

  • chessten
    chessten 2 days ago +2

    With GPS, it should be safe to fly over the north pole without depending on the compass??

  • Ekam Jot
    Ekam Jot 2 days ago

    Why planes cant fly over america

  • Jevon Stapleton
    Jevon Stapleton 2 days ago

    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
    Steve Schrader 2 days ago

    I call BS on this video

  • ???
    ??? 2 days ago

    Groom lake, Nevada = Area 51. . . You can see giant hangars covered by camoflauge in google maps and earth

  • Adnilyoj
    Adnilyoj 2 days ago +1

    I am in CA. Where am I flying when I go to HI if they don't fly over the Pacific Ocean?

  • bugalaman
    bugalaman 2 days 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 2 days ago

    Bro you miss red fort in India

  • The Crazy Gamer
    The Crazy Gamer 2 days ago +4

    there is barely any snow in anatrtica its ice so thats wrong.

  • Cpt Insano
    Cpt Insano 2 days ago

    The earth is flat.

  • Mijo Vrvilo
    Mijo Vrvilo 2 days 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 Day 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 2 days ago


    APEX PREDATOR 2 days ago

    Mount Everest you can't fly over there

  • sh oom
    sh oom 2 days ago

    في عرب في الطيارة؟

  • Azn DooM
    Azn DooM 2 days 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
    Bhupesh Mathur 2 days ago

    Barnuda/Barmuda Triangle

  • J Point
    J Point 3 days ago +2

    Thumnail can be changed like " why planes will not fly over america"

    • J Point
      J Point Day ago

      @smart callen it was a sarcasam... there r lot of no fly zones in america

    • smart callen
      smart callen Day ago

      Planes do fly over America noob

  • Hyper Planet
    Hyper Planet 3 days ago

    You've missed Bermuda triangle

  • Chris Jensen
    Chris Jensen 3 days ago +1

    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.

  • JαneCθrbყ
    JαneCθrbყ 3 days ago

    9:07 nuketown

  • Sabin Sunny
    Sabin Sunny 3 days ago

    Then what will happen if flight enters no fly zone?

  • Aaliyah Mcgrattan
    Aaliyah Mcgrattan 3 days ago

    AREA 51. ALIENS. PLANES BANNED. wutttttttttttttttttttt.

  • MagMag Officiel
    MagMag Officiel 3 days ago +4

    I know were area 51 is 37°14'07"N 115°47'59"W type that in google Earth

    • MagMag Officiel
      MagMag Officiel 2 days ago

      BLUEX ok i didn’t Think about that👍

    • BLUEX
      BLUEX 2 days ago

      MagMag Officiel Just search up Groom lake

  • Karan Vij
    Karan Vij 3 days ago +1

    There ARE flights that fly over the Pacific Ocean.
    Seriously, your lack of research has hampered the credibility of your channel.

  • jgordonyyz
    jgordonyyz 3 days ago

    Terrible. Total garbage

  • xBilliouse
    xBilliouse 3 days ago +8

    Number 3 is NOT TRUE! I once flew from Hong Kong to Los Angeles taking the Pacific route it only took me 12 hours! When I flew from Ont Kong to Los Angeles taking the European route, it took me 17 hours!!

  • hermitcraft fan
    hermitcraft fan 3 days ago

    The north magnetic pole is not at the actual axial pole. So when you go so far north you will magnetically be going south. Like if your mind is blown.

  • Critical Gaming
    Critical Gaming 3 days ago

    You forgot the white house and no fly zone above it

  • Vince Scarpa
    Vince Scarpa 3 days ago

    Oh no here come the flat heads I mean flat earthers

  • Justin Harvey
    Justin Harvey 3 days ago

    School philippines

  • Ezekiel Gaming
    Ezekiel Gaming 3 days ago

    3:26 Tibet is a little bit near The Philippines me Filipino

  • Ezekiel Gaming
    Ezekiel Gaming 3 days ago

    2:59 like if you saw Asia Philippines

  • Norman Maneafaiga
    Norman Maneafaiga 3 days ago


  • faisal alfaifi
    faisal alfaifi 3 days ago

    Too much false facts hhhhhh

  • peter carrick
    peter carrick 3 days ago

    all lies from you they dont want you there the aliens and the secret bases by us and the aliens and structures