This article is about how children are fooled into believing that airplanes are shooting stars. When I was a child, I once looked up at the sky and asked my mother if planes were shooting stars. My mother told me, “No! If they were shooting stars, you would never see them go away!” I thought about what she said for a while and then realized that it made perfect sense. Planes do not shoot out of the sky like fireworks but instead fly in formation over cities or fields making a very loud noise. After realizing her explanation, this article was born…I hope you enjoy reading!
Can airplanes be compared to shooting stars?
What would happen if we pretended that airplanes in the night sky were like shooting stars?. The summer sky is filled with twinkling dots, but what if those dots were airplanes?. Is it possible for a plane to be a shooting star?.
Right now, a plane leaves a trail of vapor as it passes through the sky, but imagine if those trails were more like fireworks. What do you think might be different from our current understanding of how air moves?.
(If anyone knows anything about this topic, please feel free to comment!)
Why are they so appealing?
The answer to the question is complicated. Some people may be drawn to airplanes due to romantic notions, while others might appreciate the combination of form and function they provide. But some people might not even realize their attraction until they are on an airplane alone or with someone special, both far away from the hustle and bustle of their normal lives.
In other words, planes seem attractive not only because they fly high in the sky, but also because they allow us to escape into another world where time seems less important, leaving us free to focus on ourselves and the one person who holds our heart. A different perspective but no matter why we love them, there is nothing wrong with wanting to see a plane flying in the sky. It just takes a certain amount of imagination to look at that dot in the sky and see an airplane.
Without thinking too much about it, most of us would happily watch our favorite show or movie as long as we could sit back comfortably without having to worry about getting bored. So it doesn’t come as a surprise when people describe experiencing excitement and awe upon seeing an airplane in the sky.
It is common to compare airplanes with shooting stars, but there are many differences between them. Shooting stars can only be seen for a few seconds and they fly across the sky and disappear almost instantly. Instead, airplanes move fairly slow and stay in view for much longer than a shooting star lasts. Planes are often high enough in the sky that it takes several minutes to get to them. Moreover, shooting stars are not typically predictable whereas airlines have set routes that are planned beforehand.