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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Hey all!

When I was about 5 years old, I used to think contrails were made out of the aircrafts tail slicing through the sky, and all the cloud coming out of the "rip" in the tail made  ashamed   Silly

I also used to think that most aircraft took-off into the wind so that they could get more air blown into the engines! blush 

Stupid theory's for little kids

Share some of yours!

Tom  Wink  bouncy 

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User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

When I was 10 I thought that if you jumped inside a plane the plane moved along and I hit the wall Big grin

I also thought that contrails where only made by fighter jets LOL


User currently offlineSA006 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Well , I can't remember from that young but recently I thought CE's 727-200's had JT8D-17B engines , but they have 17A's  hissyfit 

-SA006  wave 


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

The classic one, that a B747 would take 7 miles to take off.
On a non-aviation topic; I used to think that Manchester was a building in my home city, of Plymouth! rotfl 

Dan Smile


User currently offlineAerlingus330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

-When I was younger, I thought that civil aircraft took cars as well as people...lol
-When An aircrafts engines stopped...It would fall out of the sky immediatly.
-Ryanair were a good airline...(is a joke...some of it)  Smile

AerLingus330


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

I always thought planes had engines like a car when they taxied.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

not so much planes but airships but here go's ( i live near the hangars were they build the airships , like the r100 and the r101 ) when i was 5 i used to go on car drives with my dad sometimes at night and i would ask whether the airships have got theyre pyjamas on and are having there hot chocolate and going to bed.

when i was younger i didnt really know much about aircraft


User currently offlinePMN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
that a B747 would take 7 miles to take off.

That's the A340 isn't it?

Sorry, just getting that one in before someone else does  cheeky 

Paul


User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

I used to think that AC stobe lights high in the sky were satellites orbiting the earth. I was around 6 or 7.

User currently offlineSkywatch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter):
I also used to think that most aircraft took-off into the wind so that they could get more air blown into the engines!

You sure were farther along than I was. Not too long ago, I thought that airplanes landed on the most convenient runway available, regardless of wind direction. I had no clue that wind had anything to do with it. If the plane was coming to the airport, it would just land on the runway that was closest to it. Boy was I wrong......

---Skywatch


User currently offline727EMflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

I did not understand the concept of thrust. I thought the propeller blew air over the wings, creating lift, and therefore the airplane flew. I wasn't quite inquisitive enough to try to figure out jets, let alone those with tail mounted engines!

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

I remember at the age of five or so being told by my father that he flew an Airbus on a business trip. This confused me as the only Airbus I knew were those red double-deckers that drove around Heathrow with 'Airbus' on the front and sides!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 11):
This confused me as the only Airbus I knew were those red double-deckers that drove around Heathrow with 'Airbus' on the front and sides!

When I went to London I had a good laugh when I first saw one of those...the numerous ironies are pretty self-evident...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/BuffsandEagles/AirbusinLondon.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/v300/B...on=view¤t=AirbusinLondon.jpg
...in case bandwidth runs out...

Greg


User currently offlineJeffry747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
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I used to think that flaps were just big ailerons deflecting the wings upwards. It used to confuse the hell outta me because it made me wonder why, if that was the case, did the plane have to rotate on takeoff.

User currently offline727EMflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Speaking of control surfaces, I used to think the ailerons and the elevators worked identically, with the ailerons flying the front of the plane and the elevators flying the back. Once I learned otherwise it was some until I realized the elevator pushed the tail up or down to lower or raise the nose instead of twisting the whole airplane up or down.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

this is the next one i just rememberd when i was 7 i was watching airline with my mum and it had a BA 744 on take off roll and when it went over the camera it confused me as to why (what i thought were airlerons ) where pointing down not up and then i found out thos were flaps and that elevators make the plane go up and down not airlerons

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 5):
I always thought planes had engines like a car when they taxied.

LOL I heard the same exact thing from my brother a few years back, that the wheels moved the plane during both taxi AND takeoff. The funny thing about it? He was at least 18 or 19 at the time!


User currently offlineBAViscount From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 1):
I also thought that contrails where only made by fighter jets

Similar for me too. I used to think that only military jets would be flying at the height of those contrails because airliners flew quite low (where I grew up was right under the flightpath into LHR) - it never occurred to me that they might be made by other airliners not flying in to or out of Heathrow!

I also used to think that there were red and green twinkling stars in the sky, not just white ones (OK, I was VERY young when I thought that  blush  ).


User currently offlineShamrock350 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

I used to think that aircraft had car horns to get other aircraft out of the way in the air and on the ground.
I also thought that contrails was that the plane was on fire and I always said to my self thats there were a lot of burning planes up there.


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1173 times:

Reply 18, posted Sat Jul 30 2005 15:04:47 UTC+2 and read 10 times:

I used to think that aircraft had car horns to get other aircraft out of the way in the air and on the ground.

Me too !!

I also used to think that contrails were big ropeand that all planes going to that particular destination were all conected together  blush  ( I was 5yrs old though ) and i also thought that the hangers were the planes bed rooms and that they had pillows and dovets . I also thought that planes had to have a wash every morning before they took off.

Happy Flying !!  wave 


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