Dear 100 Hour Board,
I didn't hear President Uchtdorf mention anything about airplanes this past Conference. When was the last time before this that he went an entire general conference without sharing a story or analogy etc. about airplanes?
Dear Ersatz Elevator,
President Uchtdorf talks about airplanes in the October 2011, April 2011, October 2010, April 2010 at the General Young Women Meeting, April 2009, April 2008, April 2007, October 2006, and October 2005. If you were paying close attention, you'll have noticed that October 2009 was the last time he went an entire Conference without talking about airplanes. In my searches through lds.org I noticed that he actually talks about airplanes more often in his Ensign articles than his Conference talks. If that wasn't enough airplane talks for you, there are plenty, plenty more general authorities who mention things that happened during air travel in their talks.