Here's a really funny one: I used to think that when you got up on a plane to go to the loo, the pilot would stop the plane in mid-air until you're out again.
When I was about eleven we lived near an airport. It was at the height of the Cold War. The jets engines overhead sounded just like the falling bombs in all the old WWII movies. I thought the jets were from enemies who were going to bomb us.
When I was a child I used to believe that airplanes could take you to the moon just because they were near the sky all the time. My dad broke my heart when he told me that wasn't true.
When i was a child, I use to believe that the airplanes was controled from the peope on the floor, and they played with them 😝...like a toy.
I used to believe that the planes flew by the engine but now I know that they fly , because the wings with the air and the pressure (differents air pressure) produce the lift
I used to think that aeroplanes were called "arrowplanes" because they were shaped like an arrow.
I used to think that if I stuck feathers to my arms I would be able to fly.
When i was child, i used to believe i can fly, but i had to find the "formula" for realize it
I used to think that if you flushed your poo on an airplane while it was in the air, the poo would fall straight out of it and fall onto the earth.
Iused to believe that when my mother travel and i look thought the sky i saw her
When I was little, my mom told me that you had to fly to get to Germany. I thought that Germany was floating on a cloud.
I used to love going on planes as a kid so I asked why we don't ride planes more often and my mom told me that it's very expensive. I was her newspaper coupon-clipper so with a solid grasp of money I asked how much I remember she said "$2000". I remember being astounded... to an 8 year old anything bigger than $100 was utterly astronomical.
I'm ashamed to admit that well into my mid-twenties I was under the belief that typical plane tickets costed thousands and thousands of dollars.
Is aeroplane another word for air plane? Ok, anyway, when I was little, I used to think that the little trails of smoke/steam that the airplanes left were called airplane tracks, and was confused when they faded away.
When I was young whenever I rode on an airplane I always thought we were traveling to another planet.
My first time flying, I asked my dad what the 'Call Flight Attendant' button did. He said "Don't touch that or the flight attendant lady will come here and start yelling!" For years after I thought it was an 'Argument Assistance' button. If you were arguing with a friend or family member, you could call the flight attendant to help you yell at them!
I used to believe that if you flush the toilet on an airplane, all the pee and poop got dumped into the sky and then in someone's backyard.
Not sure if this has been added, but I used to think that when you want to the toilet on plane, your waster fell from the plane, and if it landed on someone, tough luck. I never got to try dropping sh*t on my bullies homes as I didn't get to go on a plane until I stopped believing that.
When I was younger I thought that the jets that leave lines in the sky were rockets
I used to think that there were different sizes of commercial planes- very very big ones, medium sized ones, and very small ones. I could never figure out who could actually fit in the medium and small ones and why I never saw the very very big ones actually flying. It was a distance perspective thing that I didn't understand, the small ones were flying very high and the very very big ones were on the ground at the airport.
I used to think that the little blinking lights on airplanes were guns and they were shooting at each other.