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I used to believe (until very recently!), that in an airline safety demonstration when they said "the inflatable exit slides can also be used as floatation devices in the event of a water landing", that they helped keep the plane afloat!
My sister believed that travel plug adaptors (the things you have to make your electrical appliancies work overseas) were used for breathing through when on an aircraft...weird!
One day at the beach in Boston when I was 6 or so, I asked my dad what kind of plane was making the stripe way high up in the sky. He told me that it was a B52 bomber carrying nukes to protect America. Thinking all contrails were made by B52s, I became and remained a very nervous kid until high school.
when i was younger we used to go on an aeroplane to visit our cousins. i had always believed that because they lived south of us, that they were on another level, ie below us. it never made sense to me that when we were in the aeroplane, we didnt fly down, and i never saw those other levels go past in the aeroplane!!!
Because, when I was six, I travelled by aeroplane from Rochester to Jersey, changing planes at Southend, I used to believe that Southend was in the sky.
I and my sisters believed that every airplane that we saw overhead, my grandma was on it, traveling, and so we would wave at her.
My dad told me that people riding in airplanes could see me on the ground if I was outside, so I always had to wave everytime one flew over.
I used to think that when sombady when to the bathroom in the plane it would go strait out and fall on sombody
i used to believe that planes did not fly the ground just moved.
Once, Mother told me that when she was very little, she thought EVERYBODY had an airplane hangar in their backyards! The reason? Her father (my grandpa) was a crop-duster and had his own plane.
Grandpa still talks about his crop-dusting days with great fondness and it is amazing just hearing him tell stories: "I got so much chemicals in my system from back then that every mosquito dies whenever it lands on me!" His third wife, my step-grandmother, still has considerable trouble believing this oddity!
The trails that aeroplanes leave across the sky are obviously created by pilots leaning out of the windows holding a piece of chalk, so they know where they've been. That's what I was told anyway.
I used to believe that airplane pilots drove really fast down the runways just to show off and have fun before taking off.
My neighbor convinced me that if an airplane or a helicopter landed in our garden, my house would be blown away. Needless to say I was terrified of airplanes??
On my first airplane ride, I looked out the window and observed the clouds were underneath me. I went to my father and asked "Daddy are we upside down?"
My family would goto Italy every few years. The flights always flew through the night. I used to believe the airplane would actually leave the Earth, fly through outer space, and then return to Earth to land in Italy.
My mother told me when we passed by an older airport near our town that "the airplane people put blue lights where the planes land." Well, that airport closed and I had always figured that they ran out of space for new blue lights because too many planes had landed there.
I used to believe that planes needed to flap their wings to get off the ground, and they stopped flappipng only once they were airborne. When I was on my first flight, I thought something was seriously wrong as we went down the runway with wings completely motionless!
I used to believe that airplane toilets would let your "excrements" fly out into the sky-and fall somewhere on the ground.
When I was a child I believed that if I was ever in a plane that was going to crash I could jump out at about five or six feet from the ground and land with only a twisted ankle. I found out later that this thought was obvously flawed but it gave me comfort when I was in planes.
I used to think that aeroplane carry people to a destination which located on top of the clouds