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The plane in your dream shows all the amazing possibilities of change, of varied experience, of romance, business and discovery in life today. But it also holds all the possibilities of failure, of not being able to get your projects or relationship off the ground, along with delays, unexpected threats, and the possible tragedy and loss you might meet in life. Your dream airplane communicates this in the action your dream portrays. The plane journey, for instance, suggests a change in your life, leaving your ordinary affairs behind. It is a journey into the unknown, into taking risks. Perhaps you are making a move toward, or away from, love and opportunity. It is risky because the plane can fall from the sky, and you can meet feelings of failure or despair.

A plane can also attack, and this shows fears, anxiety about being exposed to attack from other people or events. This does not mean you will be attacked, only that you fear it.

To climb aboard a plane is to embark upon dramatic movement from one way of life, or one situation in life, to another; a leap into the unknown, into chance – so it is a powerful symbol of change. Perhaps that flight into chance, into life and its mysterious possibilities might be okay. But it might fall from the sky too. Meanwhile, on the plane you will not have your feet on the ground, you will not be secure, everything is ‘up in the air’. The plans, the love, the hopes and efforts might die, might lead to tragedy with all its rippling effects moving into the web of relationships and events connected with the flight of the plane.

In exploring a dream about a plane crash it took a long time to really connect with anything, but when I did the feelings were all about how there has been a crash of my dreams, ambitions, desire for love and the heightened feelings that arose or ‘took off’ in connection with a lover. In comments on planes above I say, “The plans, the love, the hopes and efforts might die, might lead to tragedy with all its rippling effects moving into the web of relationships and events connected with the flight of the plane.” This was true in my life.

An attacking aircraft: Feeling attacked either by your own doubts and self criticism, or that of others.

Being grounded: Sense of not getting anywhere and frustration; plans and hopes that haven’t connected with achievement or opportunity – maybe this isn’t the right time yet.

Biplane: It can represent a more full contact with flying in a plane, and needs a lot more courage to do.

Example: “I saw a biplane fly overhead. Its pilot was performing daring new stunts. I ran into a house to tell a man who was in bed to run out and see the plane. ” David R.

The example clearly shows one aspect of what a biplane means, being daring in a new area, taking risks in life, braving a new work area or relationship.

Difficulty landing: Difficulty achieving goal or making it real in a down to earth way; anxiety about where life events are taking you; feeling out of control or not being in control; difficulties or fears about being in someone else’s hands.

Falling out of plane: Usually anxiety, sometimes about death or failure of high hopes. It is also the opportunity to fly if you can overcome your anxieties.

Plane falling rapidly: ‘Pit’ feeling in stomach that one gets when feeling anxiety about the outcome of a situation; sense of failure or guilt; apprehension about the future of a project or direction; anxiety about something.

Plane journey: The plane is also a means of leaving things behind, rising above or finding a way of escaping difficulties or the past. It is a way we move beyond the limitations of any one locality, racial customs, family attitudes or religious environments. It is the power of the mind to move among and learn from or experience these many states of being. It offers a much wider or more inclusive view of where you are and where you are going in life.

Private plane: Ones personal activities and plans not deeply connected with other people.

The crashed or wrecked plane: Worry about failing. Can be anxiety bringing down your ambition or adventurousness; a loss of self confidence or mental equilibrium; warning about a business project; broken dreams and hopes. Sometimes shows or refers to a break up in a relationship.

Watching a plane crash: A sense of emergency; feeling you are aware of an important social or national event. Sensing something difficult happening or having happened in your life, like a divorce or loss of business or love for instance. Can sometimes relate to childhood traumas that make it difficult for you to get your life taking flight.

The plane journey: Shows a move toward independence; leaving home or friends; success.

Watching a plane land safely: The arrival back to oneself of the actions, words and energies sent out into the world. As a simple example, we may have a carpet to give away because we are moving. We tell a neighbour who passes the information to someone else. This new person wants the carpet. A completely new person therefore lands, or arrives in our life. The landing plane may also mean coming down to earth again, or making something more applicable in an everyday sense.

The example below clearly shows one aspect of what a plane means, being daring in a new area, taking risks in life, braving a new work area or relationship. David is calling on a part of himself that is withdrawn and inactive to ‘get up’ and be involved in something daring. Sometimes the plane in the sky represents feeling threatened by something new or unknown. This is shown in the second example.

Example: I saw a biplane fly overhead. Its pilot was performing daring new stunts. I ran into a house to tell a man who was in bed to run out and see the plane. David R.

Example: A woman who was a radio researcher was offered the job of presenter. She was thrilled but dreamt she was in a road walking and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and shooting. She had to dive into a ditch to avoid being killed. When she explored the dream she realised she was afraid of facing the public directly, and this fear if left unconscious would have caused her to refuse the job. She accepted the fear and managed to press forward with the job.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Am I taking a ‘flight’ into a new or challenging situation or relationship?

What am I leaving behind or arriving at?

Are there radical shifts of life style I am involved in?

Do some events in my life feel like a ‘plane crash’?

It helps to read this Dreams Are Virtual Realities and also Processing Dreams and Acting on Your Dream.



-An 2016-05-26 13:51:20

I had a dream…i was on a plane, midflight everyone breaks on into a stressfull state. The plane is on fire, i can see the flames. I am on the plane with my family. I become distressed and emotional. Everyone is saying it’s ok it’s under control but i fear the worst…and then i woke up! Before a crash before anything dramatic happend!
It was a short dream but it is sticking in my mind like you have no idea!
Help me interprate! Thank you :)


-Anemone 2016-06-01 17:06:43

I had a special dream last night: I was watching a video of a Flemish guy who was making promotion for his night club (situated on the countryside of Flanders) he was making promotion in 3 places in the Benelux (I live in Brussels myself and I’m Dutch). First in Belgium, after that in the Netherlands and after that in Luxembourg. When they were in Luxembourg I wasn’t watching the video anymore, I was actually in a forest in Luxembourg with the Flemish man and some other people I had not seen before. I remember a tall bald man with glasses, some people around my age (I’m 21) and some other adults. They were friends of the Flemish man. At first I thought they were from Luxembourg but they were also from Flanders. We started walking trough the forest and we came out on a field. Everything was calm but suddenly I heard a very loud noise and I suggested it came from the sky. I looked a the sky but it was completely blue and then I saw something like a zeppelin, after that it looked more like a spaceship and after that I saw that it was a huge airplane. The plane had dark blue stripes and the nose of the airplane started to tilt down slowly. I felt a lot of fear and the plane went straight down. When the plane crashed my dream ended.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-06-04 13:09:57

    Dear Anemone – Looking at a video is like experimenting with a part of you that promotes the idea of exploring this man and his “nightclub approaches” from different angles, but rather still as something outside of you.
    The next step of exploring can be seen in your dream too, when you find yourself in the forest with the “night club man” and some other people.
    Sounds in dreams are similar in impact to sounds we hear in waking. They carry information to you very directly. So you feel fear or pleasure depending on the sound. Therefore the important thing is to define what feeling reaction you have to the sound, and what information you gather from it.
    You can use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson to explore what your own dream figure thinks and feels when she sees the Zeppelin, the spaceship and the airplane.
    A zeppelin usually refers to sexual urges that threaten your intellectual stability.
    Feeling threatened by it probably made you decide to change it in your dream into a spaceship and then into a plane tilting down slowly until the idea you had about exploring your natural “nightclub feelings” crashed.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/sex/ and http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/active-imagination-and-dreams/
    Anna :-)


-Imal 2016-06-13 9:00:58

Hi, i dreamt of a big passenger airplane. It was flying right over head at a smooth speed that I could see the plane so new, fresh and shiny. It was a modern airplane with ordinary windows, but also on the lower sides lower front fronts had windows or glasses. The sun was shining on it softly as it was afternoon / few hours before sunset time.
I was lying down on a mattresses on the top or better said at the roof of a house. It was the kind of houses that has an open roof-last-floor, where you can use it as storage or drying laundry for instance. There were one more person near me and he was trying to make something work. I’m sure it was a lamp. He didn’t bother himself about the plane. He was just busy with the lamp. I guess it was my eldest brother or a cousins.
I felt kind of shy to be seen or looked at by the passengers. I was kind of hiding me from them. But I stirred enough at the plane. I couldn’t spot any passenger figures. The city seemed very modern with hight buildings. It seemed like the plane just took off from a close by airport.

During that time, i felt like i have just flew on an airplane and it was really fast. It was landing. I think it was dark. I felt not quite pleased. I was sitting by my self. I landed somewhere. It wasn’t so vivid.

After this, i found myself near a lake/beach or water, and there were sand. Near to that there were trees/forest. And in there i saw a relative kind of picnicking and his wife making food. Though, it doesn’t seems like a picnic.
Again, while i am at this place I look at the sky and look at a plane far away.

Recently, i have had some set backs in life. My girlfriend, who is with a child chose to leave me alone…


-Toni 2016-06-27 20:20:25

Ive been having dreams about getting on a plane. It never takes off.


-Oren Morton 2016-07-03 12:14:17

I had a dream of a single engine plane falling slowly, as almost it was intentional. It was behind my house in the garage access alley. It was rotating and I could see the pilot. Then I watched it hit the ground in slow motion. I immediately called 911 and told them I witnessed a plane crash. I could hear doubt in the dispatcher voice. Several minutes later I could see a lot of emergency vehicles about a quarter mile down the alley. I tried hollering for them, but they just continued packing up to leave.


-Monica 2016-07-17 17:22:39

I have this crazy dream! I was outside with my 9 months baby in my arms looking at an airplane then the airplane turn up down and I was calling to my boyfriend so he can see it too, I was telling him: it going to fall, it going to fall! Then the airplane start landing in the front of our house!


-loreta 2016-07-28 14:36:31

I dreamed of my husband leaving in a plane and not tellibg me his destination.


-Blair waldorf 2016-08-19 15:56:31

I had a dream I was the pilot of a plane all I remember was being scared at first not knowing what to do with the handle put ended up successfully in the sky taking off


-ritz 2016-08-21 22:38:19

I had a dream that I was boarding a plane and for some reason left behind my cell phone and my purse. I told the attendant I needed to get it and she said okay, but as I was walking back out, the door began to close and the plane started taking off leaving me stuck on board. I woke up literally right after that and was angry as hell!


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