NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 3 Two Stories about Flying

NCERT Solutions for Two Stories about Flying Class 10

NCERT Books Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 3 Two Stories about Flying

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 3 Two Stories about Flying is considered as the most scoring subject in Class 10 CBSE. So, a student needs to work on this subject to make good in Class 10 English Exam. It’s very important to build a strong command over the English language. Class 10 forms a stepping stone for a student’s bright future. In this competitive world, it is very important to have good English because effective communication can reach people better. Hence, the English language plays a powerful tool in communication.

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 3 Two Stories about Flying

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Below you can find the NCERT solution for Class 10th English. You can get a Solution for the all-important question of “Two Stories about Flying Class 10”

                                                  Thinking about Text


Ques 1. Why was the young seagull afraid to fly? Do you think all young birds are afraid to make their first flight or are some birds timider than others? Do you think a human baby also finds it a challenge to take its first steps?


The young seagull was afraid to fly as it was its first flight. It is a well-known fact that doing something for the first time is challenging and fearing. Therefore, all young and little birds must be afraid to make their first flights. Similarly, a human baby would also find it a challenge to take its first step.

Ques 2. “The sight of the food maddened him.” What does this suggest? What compelled the young seagull to finally fly?

The young seagull was very hungry. It was this hunger that eventually forced it to fly. Its hunger only intensified when it saw its mother tearing a piece of fish that lay at her feet. It cried to her, begging her to give it some food. When its mother came towards with food in her beak, it screamed with happiness and anticipation. However, she stopped in midway. It wondered why she did not come nearer. Not being able to control its hunger any longer, it dived at the food in its mother’s beak. At that moment, his hunger overpowered his fear of the great expanse of sea beneath the cliff. Finally, this plunge was followed by the natural reaction of its body, i.e., to fly.

Ques 3. “They were beckoning to him, calling shrilly. “Why did the seagull’s father and mother threaten him and cajole him to fly?

The young seagull was afraid to fly. Even when it saw its brothers and sisters flying, and its parents helping and teaching them, it could not gather enough courage to make that first flight. That is why its father and mother were calling  it shrilly and scolding it. They threatened to let it starve on its ledge if it did not fly. They did so because they wanted it to leave its fear behind and learn to fly.


The Black Aeroplane


Thinking about the Text

Ques 1. “I’ll take the risk.” What is the risk? Why does the narrator take it?

The risk was to fly through the black storm clouds. The narrator took the risk because he wanted to reach Paris to celebrate the  Christmas eve with his family.

Ques 2. Describe the narrator’s experience as he flew the airplane into the storm.

As he flew into the storm, everything went black. It was impossible to see anything outside the plane. It jumped and twisted in the air. When he looked at his compass, he saw that it was turning round and round. It was dead. Along  with it, the other instruments, including the radio, were also dead. Suddenly, he saw another airplane , its pilot waved at him, asking him to follow. He was glad to find a helper. He was using his last fuel tank and there was only enough fuel to fly five or ten minutes. Then, the other pilot started to go down and he followed. He suddenly came out of the clouds and saw the runway, on which he then landed his plane safely.

Ques 3. Why does the narrator say, “I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota…”?

He was delighted to land safely out of dark stormy clouds, therefore, he was not sorry to walk away for his plane. He felt bad when he was not able to thank his guide pilot, his mentor who protected him from worse situations, but he was so happy after landing that he didn’t feel sorry for not being able to thank the guide pilot.

Ques 4. What made the woman in the control center look at the narrator strangely?

The women in the control room got surprised when the narrator asked about the other airplane and its pilot. She said that there was no airplane seen on the radar.

Ques 5. Who do you think helped the narrator to reach safely? Discuss this among yourselves and give reasons for your answer.


It was the narrator’s own self that helped him through the storm. There was no other plane in the storm as the woman at the control center could see only his plane on the radar because no other plane was flying that night. In his fear, he might have been hallucinating. He was a good pilot, and it might have been his own self that came to his help.


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