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Even as a little kid in prewar New Guinea, we flew almost everywhere as there were no roads or other connections. Getting off the ground never worried me, but I couldn't work out how we landed, as my own landings off the high verandah at home were minor disasters, and planes were much higher. Then one day we were landing at the mining town of Wau, and I looked out the window to see we seemed to be running down a hill. That explained it - the pilot looked for a high hill, and just ran down the side of it! I was telling this story 40 years later to be told by my Uncle, who also lived in Wau that there actually was a hill at the end of Wau airstrip, and far from being a landing aid was a darn nuisance to pilots.

Swanny
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I used to believe up until the age of around 9 that when a plane took off there was a ramp at the end of the runway, and if it didn't go fast enough it'd just fall off the end of the runway and crash.

Ultra Loser
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One time i saw a plane crossing the sky at night. it had five lights, four in a square an one in the middle. i thought it was a UFO!

Anon
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a long time ago...
my dad always said that air planes were gaint birds that we would ride on. i would ask why dont they flap thier wings? and he would just say. thier wings are too heavy

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When i was about 3 or something, I thought that an air plane would come park infront of your house like a car and you would go in it... i didn't know that there were air ports.. i remember waiting infront of the door saying wheres the airplane?? hahaha

ana
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I used to believe that after you went to the bathroom in an airplane, a hatch would open up in the bottom of the plane and dump the waste out into the air.

Kel
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Someone told me that airplanes could crash into stars when I was younger and until this summer I believed that, and I'm 18!

Anon
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i used to think that airplanes dropped every passenger off at his/her own house.. i was always excited to have everyone on board see my house.

Hilary
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4 years ago I traveled by plane with two of my sons alone, the kids were pretty worked up and to ensure that they will be calm during take off I planted a seed in their head. I said that to make the plane take off they have to push the button you can adjust your seat with as hard as they could until the plane is airborne. The oldest one is now more than 7 years old, but he is still pushing the botton believing that he makes the plane take off :o)

Diana
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When I was little I used to belive that aeroplanes was moving really slow and that they could easily plumit to the ground because sometimes it came smoke out of the back of the plane. "I my mind planes are very fragile."

Marius
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i used to beleive that when i was flying in an airplane i thought i would see a bunch of dead people on top of the clouds.

iluvadambrody
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Well when i was at air ports I would always wonder what the other planes did Dad was in the military and said he went one upside down planes so I asked mom if that plane over there was an upside down plane (Pointing at the other porting station) She said yes and i was freaked from that day on!

Ryan
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When I saw a plane flying above me I started jumping and waving with my hands crying "Take me with you". I used to believe people would see me and take me with them.

Anna
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My grandpa had a plane when I was very young. I used to get so bored when we flew. Finally one day, when boredom was mounting, I asked my grandma why grandpa never stopped to let me out and play.

My heart broke when I found out that you couldn't walk on clouds.

Brando
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i used to believe that airplanes had special magic,cos anytime they fly high into the sky they always get smaller.
i always thought the passengers also shrink in size with the airplane when the plane is high in the sky.

Nasiru
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when i was about 7 we were going abroard for the first time on holliday. this of course lead to thoughts of my first flight. i was convinced that while we were flighing i could open the window and put some cloud in a jar and keep it as a reminder of my first flight.

SIlent Bob
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When I was a child, i used to believe that all aeroplanes were big when they were first made and that they reduced in size the more they flew. I didn't realise that planes were made in all different sizes.

Rebekah
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I pointed out a smoke trail to my older brother and asked him what it was. He told me it was an airplane. From then on, I refused to sit in the back of a plane, thinking that the plane would slowly evaporate into the air working from the back forward. I thought my best bet to arrive in one piece was to sit in the front. I still do!

Anon
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I used to think that a company had boats all over the world making waves, and airplanes making clouds

Anon
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I used to believe that when you flushed the toilet on an airplane, it immediately dropped out of the bottom of the plane and onto whatever unsuspecting person there might have been on the ground below us. This caused me great concern, as I figured at any moment I may to be sucked out of the plane and fall to my death as well.

Ez
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