Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5672 times:
If you first got interested in aviation upon sighting a certain aircraft that took your breath away. If so, what plane did you first "fall in love" with? For me, it was the MD-11. I remember seeing it for the first time around 93-94 and thinking how cool it was to have those thingies at the wing tips (winglets). Not a very orthodox method to deem coolness, but you can't expect much from a then 12/13 year old.
DeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5631 times:
Actually it started off with Airlines. At first I collected all kinds of airline logos (used to draw them myself), but then I started having my favourite airliners. I think the one that favoured me most in the beginning was the MD-11, also because the Swissair-Asia logo was an eyecatcher for me.
IFACN From Italy, joined Nov 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5623 times:
DC-9s and 727s seen from the old terminal at Milan Linate.
In the 70s/first half of the 80s, the old terminal had an open elevated space from which passengers and curious people could watch the apron and the rwys/taxiways. Those aircraft were almost all from AZ and merger companies ATI and Aermediterranea.
The most exciting moments were the takeoffs as seen from that platform, to me it seemed that the plane flew just some inches above our heads
Captainjon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5613 times:
Well it isn't my favourite aeroplane now, but it was the first time I flew, and ever since then I was in love--the Boeing 727-200. I just loved going down full throttle down the runway and the feeling of the take off was incredible. And seeing the clouds from above was just breathtaking. I just knew I had to do something with aviation (10 years later, I am just starting to take lessons).
Mohamed From Egypt, joined Jan 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5606 times:
Nice thread , but isn't this for the polls ?
For me it would be the LH A343 ! "The most economical Airplane at its time , the new Biz class with 50% extra place and PTV compared to the old , the new ECO class with those very nice headrest" which were to high for my head then.
Doesn't need any thinking
NASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5603 times:
For me it was the MD-11, my dad was a ramp agent for FedEx and brought me to work one day and I got a first hand tour from the First Officer. It was awesome! As a kid it amazed me how they unloaded and loaded so fast!
Jeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5601 times:
For me it was my first flight on a Pan Am 707 circa 1979. I was three years old at the time and actually remember the flight. Later the route my family always flew on (IAH-JFK) was upgraded to a 747 and I got a seat with an awesome wing view on one flight. That awesome flight pretty much sealed it for me.
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5530 times:
The first planes I went on (7 and younger) first inspired me... 747-200, 737-200 and the BAe 146. Everyone around me encouraged me as well. I'll always be regarded as a "plane geek" by my friends.. Now I continue to be awed by the 747-400, 777-300ER and the 777-200LR - the speed, range and capacity does it for me.
Pilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5500 times:
for me it was a Ansett New Zealand 737 when i was 2 years old, i remember been thrown into the seat as we were late for the flight. Then i remebr getting plane toys for xmas and since then wanted to be a pilot. Now im in training