Dream meaning » airplane

In dreams about airplanes, the meaning of the symbolism can be defined by your role in the situation and the nature and circumstances of the flight.

Are you a passenger or a pilot?
Being the pilot of the plane implies that you make the decisions or are the one responsible, especially in a group situation.
If you are the passenger, then it can mean you are along for the ride and don’t control the direction or make the decisions.

Is the plane a commercial jet, a jet fighter, a crop-duster?
A jet fighter is the image of adrenaline rush and excitement, while a crop-duster can symbolize taking things slow and easy.

To see or dream that you are on an airplane indicates that you will overcome your obstacles and rise to a new level of prominence and status. You may experience a higher consciousness, new-found freedom and greater awareness. Perhaps you need to gain a better perspective or wider view on something.

If the airplane is taking off, then it suggests that an idea or plan is about to “take off” and be put into action. It may also represent your need to get away and escape from your daily life.

Dreaming that the airplane sits on the runway and never takes off refers to a real life project or idea that has failed to get off the ground. You are having difficulties getting started on a project.

To dream that you are flying an airplane suggests that you are in complete control of your destination in life. You are confident and self-assured in your decisions and accomplishments.

Planes in dreams are commonly used to symbolize “going places” in life, because planes take us to destinations, and dreams use analogies and comparisons to create symbolism. Ambitions and goals are destinations in your life you want to reach, and a plane is the fastest vehicle for reaching a destination.
Slower-moving vehicles are used to symbolize goals and personal destinations that take longer to reach.

To dream that you miss your connection flight indicates that you are feeling helpless and trapped by some situation. You feel that you are being held back, either physically or mentally. Alternatively, the dream may also suggest that you are feeling disconnected in some aspect of your life – work, relationship or home life.

To dream that a plane crashes suggests that you have set overly high and unrealistic goals for yourself. Your goals may be too high and are impossible to realize. You are in danger of having it come crashing down. Alternatively, your lack of confidence, self-defeating attitude and self-doubt toward the goals you have set for yourself is represented by the crashing airplane; you do not believe in your ability to attain those goals. Loss of power and uncertainty in achieving your goals are also signified.

To dream that an airplane is hijacked signifies disturbing feelings and past emotions in your subconscious mind.

Dreaming of airplanes flying in formation represents working together toward a common goal.

To see an airplane landing in your dream signifies completion of a journey or some task. Some issues that were previously out of control have been resolved.


Physical Physical
A small plane means you’re focusing on a localized reality. Taking off shows a new venture is ready to occur. If a plane can’t get off the ground, the venture may be stuck or held back. Landing signifies bringing inspiration, ideas, or energies back to incorporate into your life or body. Missing a plane means you’re missing an opportunity.


Emotional Emotional
A hang glider represents an experience of personal joy and inspiration. The way you feel while riding in or piloting an aircraft shows how you deal with the unknown. Having to fly a plane when you don’t know how indicates you’re reaching for heights you haven’t attained before and are anxious.


Spiritual Spiritual
You’re focusing on your freedom and power to rise above challenges and obtain higher perspective. A plane crash signals the end of your involvement with a series of beliefs. A jet represents concepts you hold in common with many other people. A rocket indicates you’re moving rapidly toward spiritual knowledge. A UFO symbolizes a collective consciousness catalyzed by many souls of similar developmental awareness.
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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Airplanes in dreams may carry the same connotations as air (e.g., ideas, intellect) or simply represent flying dreams. Particularly if one is the pilot, an airplane may represent one’s body, freedom, the power to “rise above” a situation, soaring to new heights, or even escape from everyday concerns.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

This dream means that you are experiencing some sort of transition in your life that is happening very fast.
Any means of transportation in a dream is synonymous with the way we move through our lives. Because of the dramatic way an airplane leaves the ground and speeds you to your destination, it is connected with any sudden transition in life. In a dream, changes of this nature can connect either to something that is taking place in your life at the moment or to one that is needed or wished for. What happens to the plane offers more distinctions to add to your interpretation:

Missing your plane could indicate a sense that something is passing you by and may illuminate a need to take stock of how aware you are of the opportunities in your current situation.

Being stuck on a plane might connect to feelings of impatience and the need to accept external limitations.

A plane crash indicates that something in process may not have been working properly and will have to start over. Take a look at the areas in your life that are stagnant or erupting—you may need to fasten your seat belt and take off.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Dreaming of an airplane means you have the power to rise above your situation or move on to new freedoms and frontiers. Is it time to change the scenery? If you dream of an airplane being refueled while in flight, you are considering procreating.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Airplane crash: The oxygen mask drops down in front of you and you try to remember how to use your seat cushion as a flotation device …. We’ve all imagined it, and many of us dream about it. An airplane crash symbolizes loss of control and the anxiety that you are plummeting toward disaster and you can’t do anything about it. It may be too late to step off the plane in your dream, but what disaster looms in your real life? Time to look closely at your ticket and do some rescheduling, no extra charge.

Dream Dictionary Unlimited » Margaret Hamilton
Dream Dictionary Unlimited » Margaret Hamilton

Higher degree of success and power over a situation.

The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Piloting means that your destiny is under your control and that if you exercise your best judgment, you will be successful in any enterprise on which you may embark.

If difficulties arise in such a dream, be prepared to encounter them in your enterprise, but do not be daunted, for you will succeed through your determination, Indicates a successful marriage for a man.

Riding in an airplane with tbe object of your affections foretells a happy married life.
Seeing one or more airplanes is an augury of an improvement in either your financial condition or your love affairs, perhaps both.

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