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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 [[Muggle]]s to transport people and cargo through the air to long-distance, or otherwise inaccessible locations.
 
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 [[Muggle]]s to transport people and cargo through the air to long-distance, or otherwise inaccessible locations.
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On his [[Dudley Dursley#Elventh birthday party|eleventh birthday]] in [[1991]], [[Dudley Dursley]] was given a [[Dudley Dursley's remote control aeroplane|remote control version]] of one of these as a present<ref name="PS2">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 2 - (''The Vanishing Glass'')</ref>, which he soon crashed.<ref name="PS3">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 3 - (''The Letters from No One'')</ref>
   
 
In the evening of [[1 September]], [[1992]], [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley]] passed by an aeroplane while flying an [[Flying Ford Anglia|enchanted Ford Anglia]] to [[Hogwarts Castle]], in [[Scotland]].<ref name="CSpc">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref>
 
In the evening of [[1 September]], [[1992]], [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley]] passed by an aeroplane while flying an [[Flying Ford Anglia|enchanted Ford Anglia]] to [[Hogwarts Castle]], in [[Scotland]].<ref name="CSpc">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref>
   
 
It is [[Arthur Weasley]]'s dearest ambition to find out how aeroplanes fly and stay up.<ref name="HBP5">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Excess of Phlegm'')</ref>
 
It is [[Arthur Weasley]]'s dearest ambition to find out how aeroplanes fly and stay up.<ref name="HBP5">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Excess of Phlegm'')</ref>
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On [[8 June]], [[Between 2010 and 2017|2014]], the [[American National Quidditch team|USA]] defeated [[Liechtenstein National Quidditch team|Liechtenstein]] on the quarter-finals of the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup|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 [[International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee|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.''"<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-06-09/return-of-hans-the-augurey New from J.K. Rowling: "RETURN OF HANS THE AUGUREY" (''Daily Prophet'', 9 June 2014)]</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*According to the second [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]] on [[J. K. Rowling Official Site|J. K. Rowling's Official Site]], the aeroplane may be the only Muggle invention whose effects cannot be duplicated fully by magic.
 
*According to the second [[Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test|W.O.M.B.A.T.]] on [[J. K. Rowling Official Site|J. K. Rowling's Official Site]], the aeroplane may be the only Muggle invention whose effects cannot be duplicated fully by magic.
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*In the U.S. editions of the ''[[Harry Potter (book series)|Harry Potter]]'' titles, the term "airplane" is used.
   
 
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==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}} {{C|Model}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{C|Model}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[J. K. Rowling Official Site|J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[J. K. Rowling Official Site|J. K. Rowling's Official Site]]'' {{Mention}}
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Aeroplane

An aeroplane flying the British skies on 1 September, 1992.

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 his eleventh birthday in 1991, Dudley Dursley was given a remote control version of one of these as a present[1], which he soon crashed.[2]

In the evening of 1 September, 1992, Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley passed by an aeroplane while flying an enchanted Ford Anglia to Hogwarts Castle, in Scotland.[3]

It is Arthur Weasley's dearest ambition to find out how aeroplanes fly and stay up.[4]

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."[5]

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