I used to think insomnia was a requirement to becoming a pilot.
I used to think that:
- planes could turn in the air like cars turn on roads
- contrails were always from a rocket
- planes take off and land on streets
Once when I was a toddler, my grandparents were flying up from FL for a visit. I was looking out the window down the street continuously, thinking the plane would land, stop in front of my driveway, let them off, and take off.
Same exact thing, but I also thought they landed nose first…😕
Thinking Boeing was better than Airbus (shots fired)
Let’s not start an argue 😂 Especially with @Balloonchaser. Maybe it’s true maybe it isn’t
How did I get dragged into this?!?
But Boeing is Better
I thought that only airliners existed.
No GA planes, no military just long haulers.
Mostly because the only occasions to fly that I had were long hauls.
I did not realise that clouds where that low in the sky.
For me, contrails were made from the APU hole.
Airbus Cs100 > all
I honestly thought that the engines turned on just before takeoff, abd that planes taxied with motors in their wheels. That’s how I thought pushback worked too
Bombardier > all other manufacturers
I used to think that the flap fairings where actually the fuel tanks on the plane.
I Used to think the gate stayed on the plane in the Air😂😂
I thought spoilers were the spiky things at the end of the flaps 😑
I thought u could open the window at up 30000ft
Oh and planes could go backwards
One time when I was younger, We were flying from Melbourne to Auckland and we were passing over Melbourne at night and I thought we were flying over Auckland. 😅
Your not the only one, same here
when i was 10 i thought the mile high club was an exclusive club where i would get to meet the pilots and eat free burgers. that was until i asked my flight attendant how i can join and she asked me how i knew about this “club”. i told her i saw a commercial about it on tv…
I used to think that pilots turned the plane using their yoke/side-stick when on the ground.
I used to think that the autopilot was only used for when the pilots had to both go to the bathroom and leave the cockpit unattended