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I used to ask my mom, "How do they make people small enough to fit into airplanes?" Apparently I had some depth perception issues when seeing a plane in the sky. It wasn't little.. it was just far away!

Dani J
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I thought that the jetstream from planes was white paint. Which was constantly poured out from the plane.

Tore
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I used to love fighter jets when I was a toddler, and figured that they went so fast because of the flames that came out of the afterburner. One day my cousin and I made several dozen paper airplanes and lit the backs of them on fire, fully expecting them to dart out of our hands...didn't really help the speed of the plane but it looked cool. And nothing went faster than when my grandfather saw a smoldering pile of paper airplanes. My theory was close, just a little misguided...

Paper Pilot
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i believed that when i went to loo on an aeroplane a hatch would open and everything would fall down on the people below

calypso
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I thought that the plains made the all clouds.

Blautkake
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I used to believe that aeroplanes could reverse when they are flying.

Anon
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I always used to travel with my family when I was a little kid, so I was used to the whole airport security routine. My parents said that I couldn't say "bomb" or "gun" in the airport, and I was a good child so I didn't. However, the reason I didn't say them was because I thought that if I said those words, the security cameras would fire lasers at me and I wouldn't be allowed on the plane!

Clueless Traveler
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Near dark when I was little, I used to see those planes that leave a long line of smoke behind them. I thought they were giant zippers that were unzipping the sky. I thought that's what made it get dark.

Audra
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I used to believe when flying, once the airplane was above the clouds we were in heaven, and I would look out the window for angels.

Jennifer Fidler
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My brother once told me that planes can only be piloted by skeletons, so until I was 6 or 7 whenever a plane flew over I imagined these skeletons looking down on me from the cockpit and I would take off running for cover.

Joe Levi
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I used to believe we could go to planets by plane.

dayacha
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when i was four my mom had a trip to london' england and she had to take a plane. i thought that the plane she was taking was going to park in our drive way and pick up my mom. the day of her trip i woke up at about 3 am hoping to get a glimpse of the plane. i was so dissipointed when i found out the plane was not coming to my house.

stefan
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That the white stuff coming out of aeroplanes meant that someone on the plane had just got married.

Anon
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I used to think that aeroplane engines are hugh rocket launchers. [similar to the jet fighters but much much bigger]

TJ
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When I was little, I believed that sonic booms were from airplanes passing gas! haha!

coconut
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I used to be scared of airplanes because I thought that when we got to the destination,we had to parachute out. This persisted until I was seven, when I went to the Yucatan, when my parents calmed my fears. Looking back, now I think it would be cool to jump out of the Airplane.

Aar Plaen
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When I was little, my grandfather told me that the trails of condensation behind jets were people being thrown out of the plane because it was too heavy!

Alessandro C.
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I remember believing that clouds where the exhaust fumes from airplanes.

Alex
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When I was fairly young, I had seen parts of a few movies involving commercial airplane crashes on television. This gave me the impression that most planes crashed. I was quite frightened when I found out my grandfather would be flying overseas!

L.C.
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i heard that a lady i knew took a plane to fly somewhere, i believe her name was shirley. afterward if i ever saw an airplane i would stop whatever i was occupied with and greet shirley.

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