What is the secret of water being sprayed over aircrafts?

We often see this scene from time to time, an airplane in the airport ground surrounded by fire engines sprayed with water through its hoses, while stopping, but we may not know the secret behind it.

According to aviation experts, the phenomenon is an international custom to welcome the new lines and models of aircraft flying to an airport for the first time.

This is not only the case of aircraft, but also the use of water hoses for the departure of vehicles traveling on occasions, the retirement of senior pilots, the first and last flight of an airline to an airport or the first and last flight of a type of aircraft. The same rituals used for aircraft apply to vessels and crews.

When the Concorde flew on its last flight from John F. Kennedy Airport. Kennedy International used water in blue, white and red as pillars of farewell.

US President Donald Trump received a water salute on his first departure from Lagardia after winning the 2016 presidential election.

Source: Sky News Arabic

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