Are you looking for a place to fly where you haven’t been, but you don’t know where to go? I highly suggest you follow these steps. Step 1: Get a 777-200LR, Step 2: Take 5 pilots and a full tank of gas. Step 3: Takeoff but do not look at the map or heading. Step 4: Set the heading and wait 20 hours.
Once you are low on fuel bring the plane down to your new destination. You can discover many exciting places you’ve never heard of.
Warning there is a 71% chance you’ll end up over water.
Lets look at the bright side of that 71% chance of ending up on water, you will find great (unexplored) ocean views, and if you are lucky, you might finde some rare fish species, they might help you to refuel your plane and keep on with your “No destination” journey!
What you’re describing here is experimental vs. Theoretical Probability. Technically, if you pick up your device at any given time in the “no apparent destination” flight, then yes, Theoretically you have a 71% chance of being over water.
However, if you did this challenge, let’s say, 100 times, you are more likely to experience a result different to 71/100 times being over water than you are, out of the 100 times you did the experiment, likely to be exactly 71/100 times over water.
Here is a small game for you:
Flip a coin 10 times.
Logic (Theoretical Probability) suggests that you will get heads just as many times as tails.
However we know this not to be true. Go on, try it. Count how many times you get heads vs tails.
In the end, I (almost) guarantee that you will have more of one side landing upside than the other.