YES! Especially on smaller planes like the E145. Flew one from Chicago and it just starts shaking AWFULLY when the gear goes down. ppl freaking out left and right. was quite funny tbh
That’s what FR24 is for :)
That reminds me. We were sitting more toward the front of the plane when this happened:
Person who sits behind me: Person 1
Person who sits next to Person 1: Person 2
Person 1: Does it look like the wing is coming apart?
Person 2: Oh yeah, it does! *Asks me: Hey, does it look like that wing is coming apart?
Me: Looks out the window to see slats are extended.
Me (in the simplest way possible): No, that means we are about to land.
Person 1: Oh, that is a message for the passengers.
Me: No, it increases drag for the plane allowing for the plane to fly at slower speeds and land.
Person 2: Don’t planes have to fly fast?
Me: *Facepalm and laughs
Me: Planes have to slow down to land, or they could overshoot the runway.
Person 1 and Person 2: Ohhh
Person 1: Maybe you should fly in the cockpit.
Me: *Thinks in my head: I wish, but I need to know more about airplane controls and get cerified by the FAA.
I remember one time after our takeoff from Des Moines, my mom was sitting there as I was looking out the window. I hear the nose gear go up and think nothing of it, since I am an avgeek. Well my mother Isn’t. So when she heard it she thought that we were about to crash. For some reason, she gave me the mom arm You know, when your parent is driving and as they slam on the brakes, they stick there arm out to block you.). I told my mom “why did you do that?” And she just tried to play it cool and say “just messin with ya.” Then I just looked at her, and told her it was the nose gear coming up. She didn’t look quite as frightened after that😂😂.
I’ve pretty much banned myself from visiting FR24 anywhere my friends are as they always go:
“Why do you keep searching flight times?”
Literally 4 different people have said that exact same thing in the same exact words.
Hi I was playing IF in my formroom before class naughty me! and this kid says “I know that plane! It’s the F-976243!”
I quickly corrected him that it was in fact an A320 w/sharklets.
Then he says
”don’t you mean the A380!
That facepalm still hurts.
I was on a flight from Beijing to Vladivostok on a TU-204, when all of a sudden the engines became very quiet. I thought we were gonna nosedive and crash due to an engine failure, but little did I know, it was called THRUST REDUCTION.
Back when I wasn’t an avgeek…
Was that at the climb/end of climb stage of flight
Yes it was, during climb lol
How old were these people?!
I think it’s really strange how if there’s any sound on the plane other than the engines the planes going to crash. One of the reasons I became an avgeek.
They were full grown adults and I’m only 14 😂
I can’t be on this community, FR24, or Instagram around them 😂 It’s always, “What are you doing?” “You’re addicted!” “What’s so cool about planes anyways?”
Today, I was in the passenger seat in my friend’s car. When all of a sudden, I see a license plate that says “B777X” and I started freaking out. So, my friend is wondering what I’m freaking out about and I say: “Oh, just that license plate is the name of an upcoming aircraft, the Boeing 777X” and then my friend says: “Oh, I think I flew one of those to San Diego.” (We live in Vegas btw)
It’s possible that he’s confused about the specific model.
Okay Pie, short explanation. San Diego to Vegas. Nobody in their RIGHT MIND would fly a 777 on that route. Also, I didn’t include the conversation after that (Sorry). It went something like this:
Me: Don’t you mean the A320 or another plane?
Friend: Nooooooooo it was surely the 777X
Me: Describe it.
Friend: It was short and we boarded from stairs in the front door, and there were wings on the tail, and the engines were on the back
Me: Facepalm I think you mean a CRJ of Delta?
Friend: Yeah it was Delta. BBBBBUT it was a 777X
Me: How dense are you.
Friend: You don’t know as much about planes as me! (He’s a Non-Avgeek)
Me: I’m not gonna even try…
He kinda got it right, BAW flies a 777 down here from London from time to time. Still we shouldn’t expect to see a KLAS-KSAN 777X route xD.
airforceproud95: So, what altitude should we cruise at?
Janitor: 'Long as you’re above 40 feet, you should be okay. 🤓
airforceproud95: Okay, sir, we are above 3000 feet, we are well clear of 40 feet; in fact I believe that’s airport
When i’m in school watching planespotting videos
Me: Wow nice landing, very buttery.
Friend Looks Over
Friend LOUDLY: Marshall, stop watching plane porn.
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