- Molly Weasley: "Arthur, is that you?"
- Arthur Weasley: "Yes. But I would say that even if I were a Death Eater, dear. Ask the question!"
- Molly Weasley: "Oh, honestly…"
- Arthur Weasley: "Molly!"
- Molly Weasley: "All right, all right… What is your dearest ambition?"
- Arthur Weasley: "To find out how aeroplanes stay up."
- — Molly and Arthur Weasley check each other's identities during the Second Wizarding War.[src]
An aeroplane is a large Muggle aircraft with wings which is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller. It is used by Muggles to transport people and cargo through the air to long-distance, or otherwise inaccessible locations.
On 8 June, 2014, the USA defeated Liechtenstein on the quarter-finals of the 427th Quidditch World Cup. The Americans profusely celebrated this triumph, given the historical poor performance in international Quidditch (the game of Quodpot is the most popular in the US). They sent massive ammounts of red, white and blue sparks to the air, so that a harried ICWQC official commented to the Daily Prophet: "Look, we've had to perform mass Memory Charms on about 2000 Muggles living on the edge of the desert after the American celebrations last night, and don't get me started on the planes."
Behind the scenes
- According to the second W.O.M.B.A.T. on J. K. Rowling's Official Site, the aeroplane may be the only Muggle invention whose effects cannot be duplicated fully by magic.
- In the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter titles, the term "airplane" is used.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance) (Model)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Model)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Mentioned only)
- J. K. Rowling's Official Site (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 2 - (The Vanishing Glass)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 3 - (The Letters from No One)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PC version
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 5 (Excess of Phlegm)
- ↑ Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "RETURN OF HANS THE AUGUREY" (Daily Prophet, 9 June 2014)