I went to a cub scout pack meeting tonight (Thanks to my responsibilities in Primary I have been immersed in the world of 8-10 year old boys. They are a charming pack of lunatics in neckerchiefs and I love them.) A pilot was the guest speaker and here is a sampling of the questions the boys asked:
"Have you ever had an emergency landing?"
"If your engine overheats will your plane explode?"
"If you go too fast will your plane explode?"
"Have you ever had really bad turbulence or been struck by lightening?"
"Has your landing gear ever failed?"
"Have you ever crashed?"
The poor guy had to answer no to all of these question. They were mildly impressed when he said that the plane would start breaking apart if it went too fast but he lost points when they all realized he hadn't actually attempted it. What's the point of doing something with so much potential for grave bodily harm if you're not really going to go for it?