Things you thought were true about aviation


#83

I used to think Ryanair was the worst airline in Europe.


#84

Before I really knew or cared about planes and airlines, I thought that we still flew Northwest for a couple months after they went out of business


#85

Used to? It still is…


#86

I used to think that out of every five planes, one crashed!


#87

Except that’s actually true 😉


#88

I thought planes drove to your house to pick you up, then fly off to your destination lol


#89

When I was a kid my first series of flights were on Eastern Airlines. I thought they’d be around forever and I’d be one of their pilots after being an air force pilot. Then I had to start wearing glasses, went down hill from there lol


#90

I do remember somewhere seeing that SAA was interested. Thanks for the clarification! Hopefully in the future we will see them.


#91

Not sure if this applies to real world aviation or not, but I had no clue how planes were routed when I first began MSFS… I always flew GPS direct, no matter what kind of flight I was flying.


#92

When I was about 5 years old and completely new to flying (before I properly knew what flying meant) I thought that all the toilet waste was ejected out of the APU tail pipe…
Could you even imagine that 😎…


#93

I used to always ask my mum when flying through clouds, ‘How aren’t we crashing, I can’t see anything?’. I always thought the pilots had a magic windshield where they could see through the clouds😂


#94

I did the exact same thing.


#95

I thought planes kept their gears down for the whole flight lol


#96

Back when I was young I thought planes could really race for real lol!


#97

Flights would be much more serene if that was true. Not for the person being thrown away though


#98

I used to think of something similar to that. I thought that thrust came out of the exhaust like a trijet.


#99

When I was young I used to think that pushback was a 180-degree turn at the gate :D


#100

I used to think that anything that wasn’t a 737 was an unknown plane or a private jet.😔


#101

I also thought planes could backflip… until I saw an F-22 do it.


#102

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