Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40284 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
American Airliners 707
I remeber when I was 5 years old, begging my mother to take me up to the 'lump' upstairs before we crash into the ocean.
Because it was a 4 engine jet, I thought it was a 747 like in the movie Airport '77.
MDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1695 times:
When I was little(5 or 6), Continental ran television ads with the slogan "We really move our tail for you!" I remember flying Continental one time when I was small, and at or near the end of the flight, I went to the back of the plane and asked the flight attendant if I could see them move the tail like they said in the commercials!
FT From Canada, joined May 2001, 80 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1635 times:
When I was little, I wondered what the big deal about a plane crash was. I figured that all the passengers had to do was jump out of the plane just before it hit the ground. Never clued into the fact that passenger, plane, and everything else were all travelling at the same speed !
I guess I watched too many Cyote & Road Runner cartoons ?
KonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
I remembered another thing; I always used to think that the airport was THE airport; that planes would take off, fly around, land, then we would go to Disneyland or wherever. I actually considered flying a waste of time!!
Fly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1579 times:
when i was small, i thought that the airplanes didnt have pilots, and that they fly by there self.. and that the front window of the cockpit, were the teeth of the plane with which it chews clouds when it gets hungry! hehe
but now, I am a flight attendant
SEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
I am 21 years old now, and I haven't been able to live this one down all this time...On a flight to Hawaii when I was 5, I was with my parents, brother and cousins and aunts/uncles. After we took off we went thru the clouds and I said "Dad, are we by God yet?"
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
One time when I was really little I had to be re-assured the the plane I was sitting in was not a "big plane" like the one parked at the next gate over. I thought that the big planes were scarrier because the pilots would spin them upside down at times. Don't know where I got that one from.
25 SEA nw DC10
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: I used to think that planes took off like helicopters and landed on their nose wheel first!
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: i grew up in new york, and we would always fly back to lga from vacation in florida, and i would always be terrified when we approached to land over t
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: Once when i was 5 I flew from DFW to ORD. We got to ORD and had to sit for a while because there were no gates. My mom told me this, and I thought it
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: I thought that a L10-11 was a DC-8.
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: I used to think that airports had hundreds of runways and handled millions of flights per day. I was shocked when I found out that my local airport (K
: I remember thinking that it was the wheels of the airplane that made it move, like a car.
: The first time I saw a DC9, I thought it was a BAC 1-11.
: I used to thought that planes had parachutes. I also used to think that when a plane is in danger like full engine loss and its falling to the ground
: I used to think that airplanes where very big. That was based on the size of the windows. They just had to be the same size as those bay living room w
: When I was very young, My family took my on flights all the on AA, so I used to think AA was the only airline.
: When I heard a American jet had made a belly landing, I wondered why it needed all the emergency equipment, I figured it could just lower the gear, ra
: I always thought the sound of the gear doors opening and the wind rushing while the gear was down was the sound of the full flap extension.
: When I was a kid I thought it was very exhausting to handfly the plane all the time. Later on I didn't believe the people who told me that pilots read
: I thought that it was really only the engines that made it fly and the rest was only for appearance (to look like a bird!). I also thought using the t
: i thought the small little conical air con vents in the cabin above your seats are emergency engines to keep the plane in the air if the main engines
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: when I was young I had no interest in planes. I though it was absolutely crazy though that the engines only worked in air and not in the water. For ex
: Oh yes, i used to have Herpa's as a small child, and i thought that aircraft landed nose first!!! The only aircraft i thought existed was the 747 and
: I used to think that in the American Airlines logo, the eagle in between the two A's was a pair of scissors.
: Hi there, I was also under the impression, that planes taxied using wheel-motors, then I grew out of it only to think that reverse thrust was actually
: you mean those AREN'T scissors in the tail logo of AA planes????
: When I was 4 till 6 I thought that the reason why some planes park at the gate while others park further on the tarmack with a stair track used to un
: When I was really little, I thought that the plane could take off in short distance and that plane's had to be careful not to hit buildings and others
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: I remember when I was 10 thinking that on takeoff roll we were actually travelinga at 500+ MPH on the ground to get airborne. Likewise on landing, I t
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: When I was about 7-8 I thought that every aircraft had the same colors inside and outside. So once when I saw a Braathens a/c (732) with a silver bell
: It still blows me away now how such a phat airplane like the 747 can even get off the ground with those tiny engines. Even a decade ago, I saw a PBS s
: Oh man, i just remembered a great one! I used to think that the little silver button that adjusts your seat was some sort of Eject button!!!!!! hehehe
: I used to think that taxiways and runways were equally wide. I also wondered if pilots driving home from work might drive down the centre of the road
: i thought that an airbus was another kind of plane made by boeing. i wish i was right. hahaha