Things you thought were true about aviation


#103

I thought pylons (flap extension thingies?) held fuel. Silly me.


#104

I thought the wings were like parachutes, and you slowly fell the whole flight, and magically landed right on the runway. Biggest problem this theory does not account for getting up…😂


#105

In 2013, I thought every plane with a sharklet in the A320 Family was a 737 until I got the difference between the two.


#106

Ok this is gonna be the stupidest thing any of you are gonna hear okay. Brace for cringe. When I was about 4 I used to think the flight engineer was the auto-pilot. My parents told me and I was like what the hell!!!


#107

I used to think planes could fly…

Wait…


#108

When I was young I believed that planes fly because superman was behind all of them, and he was invisible.

Please don’t judge me.


#109

Someone explained me that fuel wasn’t stored in the whole wing but only on little boxes in lights aircrafts.

Which makes sense because fuels can make a flight unstable if they move too much in a big space.


#110

Helicopters are freaking expensive.


#111

I used to think that the only time a plane was fast was during takeoff and landing , I thaught that during cruise the plane moved like 2 mph, because everything appeared to go by slowly,

Rip my intellegence


#112

I used to think all pilots were smart.


#113

I also used to think you had to be extremely quick when it came to emergencies on the plane, but you actually have way more time than you’d think.


#114

I thought planes had a feature were wheels automatically pushed back.
Not a tow


#115

I thought the mile high club was American Airlines’ membership program.


#116

I thought that planes engine blades turn at the opposite direction when applying reverse thrust Though some actually use similar principles but I am referring to general airliners here

Until I study physics and find that the torque required to do this is crazily high not to mention other many different problems associated with it


#117

In some cases, they do ;)


#118

@C150_driver Maybe my Mum is right then… (sometimes) ;)


#120

I also used to think the runway threshold was a crosswalk


#121

I used to think that the APU was an exhaust pipe


#122

I thought that planes could stop in midair.


#123

I was always afraid to fly through clouds in fear of drowning