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i am 15 and up until 2 years ago i thought the orange and white transmitters near the airport were the whole thing!! when i was little everytime we'd ride by my mom would point to them and say look there is the airport...i never knew she ment behind the transmitters...and i couldnt ever figure out how a plane could land on that little bitty thing!!
As a child I believed the sky was a solid blue layer. It was quite obvious therefore that vapour trails were where planes scratched the sky.
If I saw a spotlight beaming into the sky, I used to believe an airplane was lost and they were searching for it. Later in life I learned the beams of light were from spotlights used for commercial purposes, like a grand opening of a store, etc.
I used to believe when I was younger (10 or so) I thought that aeroplanes were flying cars. I believed this because they had their lights on (not just the flashy ones), and they looked like car head lights. I pointed it out to my dad one day and said, "look, a flying car". He explained that I was wrong and why. I was so embarrassed. Yet I think that it is funny to this day.
when i was younger i thougth jet planes where driven by many tiny little elfs that would blow very hard in order for the plane to fly
One day we were at an air show, and my dad was explaining to me how the planes lived in hangers when they were not flying. I was intrigued how you could put something as big as a plane on a clothes hanger.
When I was 4, I used to belive that Disney World was in the clouds, because we had to take a plane to get there.
When I was a little girl, my parents' friend from England came to visit us. I asked him if it was a long drive to Canada and he said: "I flew!". I looked at him wide-eyed and asked : "Where's your wings??!" Then the adults burst out laughing and I was angry and still confused about how the crazy bird-man got to my house.
i used to believe that the trails that planes left in the sky were 'care bear tracks'. it took a while for me to figure out it was from a plane
When I was younger, my grandmother used to come visit us quite frequently. So in order to pick her up, we would go to the airport, and as I watched her get off the plane, the realization hit me that if she kept arriving from planes, she must obviously live in one! So from that day onward, when I saw an airplane in the sky, I would shout "Look, it's Mama (grandmother in Chinese)!" And the thing was my brothers, who were ten years older than me, did it, too! So I believed it for a long, long, long time. It wasn't until many hundreds of times later and then my riding an airplane for myself did I realize the error of my ways.
when I was younger my mum told me that when you're on a plane the shutters have to be open during take off otherwise terrorists could target the plane, I have since developed a fear of flying and she wonders why!
I used to believe that a "round trip" ticket was where they take you up in an airplane and fly you "round and round" and then bring you home!
When I was about 7 or 8 I used to believe that there were signposts in the sky so that aeroplanes knew where they were going!!
I used to think when you went in an airplane, you would get really tiny, because when I would see them in the sky, they would be really small, from being so high in the air. The first time I got on one, I asked my mom "When are we gonna get tiny?"
I used to believe air planes ran on batteries. When I was 3, and the plane was going down to land, I shouted out, "DOES IT NEED NEW BATTERIES?!"
I used to think that airplanes were just angels who hadn't learned to become invisible yet.
when i was growing up in the sixies in Ireland my brothers and sisters used to tell me that airplains were German war planes and everytime a plane went by i ran to my house shouting THE GERMANS ARE COMING
when i was little we used to live with our grandma in the country.everytime i saw a plane hovering above me, i always wondered where it was going.one day i couldnt help it and asked my mom.she said "to the city". i had the clearest idea then that the city was somewhere floating up in the clouds!
I used to believe airplanes were flying submarines.
My nephew, at around age three, used to say that airplanes trailing white exhaust were "airplanes on strings".