Round_Engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
I'll confess to the following:
1. Aviation photography.
2. Aviation writing (a.net and Propliner mag)
3. Pilot (FAA commercial, instrument, multi-engine)
4. Airplane owner (1966 Beech Debonair)
5. Mechanic (FAA)
6. Dabbler in the flying of classic prop airliners (L749A Connie, M404, DC-3)
7. Aviation book collector
Other than these items, I don't have much interest in aviation!!! Haven't done much flying lately since my airplane is based at an airport within the Washington DC "no-fly" zone (15.6 DME from DCA VOR). Hopefully this will change for the better in the near future.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
Well I've had a lifelong love of aviation, but, unfortunately don't work in the area (so that's a big chunk of each day wasted!). I have in the past been a dedicated aircraft modeller, but as of late photography is taking all my free time. But I would have to say that I'm only a partial aviation person as I do find subjects other than aircraft to shoot - yes, I know, wasted film
Bernieh From Austria, joined Sep 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2973 times:
Besides photography I make the programming for MS FlightSimulator add-ons. During that time I got to know many people beeing in the airline business - pilots, ATC controllers, ramp agents, guys working in the maintenence area at VIE and guys at the movement. But, hmmm ...., for this job I do also have to take many photos
But I am also interested in shooting other subjects - trains, architecture, landscape. Most of you surely think: wasted time.
DSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
I am the epitome of an aviation fanatic...
I am a GS-7-rated ATC
I am a private pilot with Private, Complex, Instrument, Commercial, and CFI ratings.
I collect just about everything airline-related, safety cards, timetables, memorabilia, etc...
I build models and also collect Herpa aircraft
...and of course, my full-time hobby, aviation photography and collecting KR slides.
As my mother put it, "even during birth, you did a downwind, base, and FINAL."
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
Mbruun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2958 times:
Just done with my written exam for PPL.. Saving up money for getting done with my PPL lessons.. (Gonna have my PPL by April '02)... Working two fulltime jobs (non aviation related).. Saving up more money to attend NAIA in South Carolina where I will get my CPL-A, CPL-IR, CFI, CFI-IR and JAA Phrozen ATPL. AND having a wife and two kids Just starting my spotting "career" and HAD (before mom threw them away, withouth my knowledge) the PAA 727, 747, Airbus 320 and DC10 models ... :/
A HUGE PanAm, Spantax, Braniff, Eastern (see the coincidence here?) fan and Queen of the Skies (B747) fan.. Else I love the Convair 990-Coronado, the B707, DC8, L1011, DC10 and DH Comet
This post should probably go into the off topic forum, but since I was on a roll, I posted it here..
So, this is me... and, I'm 25 years old from Oslo, Norway...
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2952 times:
I've always loved aviation, and as well as one or two photographs knocking about the house, I also have a few (100?) books, and a (pretty small) selection of pretty unexciting safety cards and a few models. The PPL has always been something I was gonna do, but time and (lack of) money has always got in the way, and it's funny actually - now I think about the idea of trying to do it next year, the first thing that comes to mind is the number of good shooting days I would have to spend without a camera in my hand....
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
I will admit to
a) Aviation photography
c) Collecting Corgi models (BOAC mainly)
d) Had a PPL
e) Collect flight magazines
f) Collect Aircraft magazine (Aeroplane, flypast, Aircraft Illustrated)
g) Helping to restore a PBY Catalina
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2876 times:
My mother swears that being near DCA while she was pregnant with me has something to do with my intrest in aviation. I'm 30 and being diagnosed as a diabetic 22 yrs ago put up some roadblocks for finding a career in aviation. Diabetics in the US cannot fly or work ATC. So, I went to school to get my A&P and now work as a line mechanic for DL. During school I worked ramp at the local airport and got hired by DL to do manual weight & balance for a contract they had with LTU on L10s, MD-11s and 767s. I've also worked g.a. and warbird restoration on B-17s, T-6s, FM-2s, B-24s, and F-4Us. I find a day at the airport very relaxing and have a small collection of airliner "stuff". I will say I am very surprised how many people in this field aren't intrested in aviation.......it's just a job! Not to me!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2872 times:
I guess you could say i am.
I don't really have any hobbys other than aviation
I don't collect models
I do have some books (although not many)
I spend alot of time looking through photographs on A.net
I spend alot of time with aviation photography
I am currently saving all of my money for a new camera
I used to live under the approach of Schiphols rwy 1R (kaagbaan) and Manchester's rwy 26 (old runway).
Do not want a career outside of aviation!