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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

How many of you have ever taken a date to the airport, or done some kind of socializing with a member of the opposite sex (or whatever gender you prefer for intimacy) with something pertaining to your love for aviation?

How about you married guys? How do your wives live with your other passion?

I know Art Brett let his wife take pictures with his camera. She even has a pic on anet!!!


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(That AA757 pic is AMAZING, btw, Anne)

I've gone on several dates with women to places to (inadvertantly) watch planes. I've even practically forced them to watch video that I've taken and given them a tour on a.net (obviously saved for a later date, not the first one).

Maybe taking a girl out for a drink at a bar (which JUST SO HAPPENS to be in the airport), offering a friendly stroll on the shore (which JUST SO HAPPENS to be across the water from La Guardia), or a picnic at a park (which JUST SO HAPPENS to be under a low approach path). And somehow, I still get laid. lol.

You guys got any stories?



Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3498 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

my g/f is very supportive of my hobby. She works the scanner and binoculars, and doesn't mind long hours in the car chasing some silly subject. She even helps with the travel bills, and has snapped a few shots, although I haven't posted them yet, but I think I will!

User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

LOL  Laugh out loud Funny topic!

I am a very lucky guy.
My girlfriend is a pilot AND she is the manager of the biggest little camerastore in Iceland. She sells Canon, Leica, Hasselblad and everything I might and might not need. When I visit her at work I am like a kid in a candystore and she never has any trouble finding me gifts for Christmas.

If it weren't for her I probably wouldn't know a Canon from a Crapomatic and I sure wouldn't have started photographing airplanes and be posting pictures on Airliners.net.

The only thing I need now is a busier airport.

Best regards,
Siggi Ben


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

I took a date to DFW to spot on our first date. 2 years later she is still with me.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I take her to DFW all the time. She is really starting to learn a lot of stuff. Like engine types, manufactures, airlines, etc... I am rubbing off  Wink/being sarcastic


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

She sells Canon, Leica, Hasselblad
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pretty cool that nikon is not sold in Iceland. I need to move there, sounds like my kind of country!

 Big grin


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

biggest little camerastore in Iceland

That's because in Iceland, just like EVERY country, Nikon is sold at the big, popular stores  Big grin


User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Clickhappy!

Are you talking about Wal-Mart?

Cheers Big grin


User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

"If it weren't for her I probably wouldn't know a Canon from a Crapomatic..."

Psssst - I'm gonna let you in on a little secret - they're both one and the same  Big grin  Smile


As for girls and aviation - great if you can find girls that are at least somewhat interested in the hobby, but to me, there IS a life outside of aviation.

-Rob




What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

My girlfriend and I drove down to MIA this past weekend to go spotting (and she wanted to do other things as well). She actually took some decent photos which should make it on here. What really suprised me is she didn't whine at all about standing out there in the heat for so long watching planes.

User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

(and she wanted to do other things as well)
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i won't even ask Justin....

 Big grin


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3375 times:
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I've seen a couple doing "other things" at the runway in a car once Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

I've seen a couple doing "other things" at the runway in a car once

Did you shoot it on slides or digital  Smile

Michael
Happily married to my airliner-friendly wife going on 7 years now Big grin


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3363 times:
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I wouldn't waste precious film on it, not the most attractive people, and that's an understatement Big grin

Tim



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5056 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

he was just practicing touch-and-go's.

DOH!!  Big grin


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

I proposed to my wife at Founder's Plaza at DFW. We had been there before on dates and considered it to be "our special spot". One night I told her we should drive up there to watch the planes. We got there and watched the planes for awhile as I waited for the right moment to "pop the question". I could hardly keep still. Finally the time felt right, so I dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me. She said yes and, as I slipped the engagement band on her finger, was I ever relieved! She could tell that something was up because I was so nervous.

Almost two years later and things are just as great as ever. She supports my hobby 100% and even let me use a bonus she received at work to buy a new camera (I paid her back, of course). She knew before we got married that I love planes, I mean come on, I'm an aircraft mechanic. But the fact that she shows interest in my interests makes me love her all the more.



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

some kind of socializing with a member of the opposite sex (or whatever gender you prefer for intimacy) with something pertaining to your love for aviation

Would this be the moment to show of my mile-high-club club-card? Big grin



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Often times, pilots taxiing, have caught me doing "things" with my little lady.  Wink/being sarcastic


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5056 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

good one, 737doctor!!  Big grin

I think a really cool way to pop the question would be onboard a flight and using the public address system. The whole plane would cheer when she says yes!

Being a mechanic, you could have arranged to do the ceremony actually inside one of your planes. Just think, plenty of seats for the guests! and it gives a whole new meaning to the term "walking down the aisle"! and of course, dont forget the Water Cannon Salute.... LOL

Folks at Southwest would love that - its Thinking Outside The Box!


bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Theres a scene in "Bend it like Beckham" that would be a dream for many of us with a significant other...if youve seen the movie you probably know what Im talking about...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Well, basically my girlfriend thinks I'm pretty crazy paying € 4000 for a camera and lenses and driving every now and then to BRU or AMS and flying to LHR or so. But she also thinks it's kinda cute. Whenever I see an aircraft or somebody talks about aviation, she sees me cheering up and getting all in the mood  Wink/being sarcastic

Oh yeah, did I already mention she's scared of flying and hates it whenever we go on a holiday by plane?

But, still, we're more in love with each other then ever before. LOL

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

LOL my bad....I was in a hurry before work and didn't realize what I had posted....that does sound wrong. She wanted to "see the sights of Miami" among other things  Big grin hehehe.

User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

I've seen a guy get out of his van and take a nice long crap about 150 feet from where I was standing.....I got a picture, but later erased it.

Any other interesting stories?



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 546 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3161 times:
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BigPhilNYC,

First let me thank you for starting this thread and to my absolute amazement picking two of Anne's pics to show. Amazing! When I opened the thread and saw them I had to smile. Your starting this thread is giving me an opportunity to tell her how much I love her and thank her for her support and encouragement over the years ... thirty-eight as of about two weeks ago so most of you have a long way to go to catch up with us.

She's been an amazing inspiration to me over the years and has always supported me in most everything I do, particularly my photography. She's an absolutely wonderful partner, except when she's yelling at me and chasing me down the hall with a frying pan in her hand (only kidding of course), and as many of you have observed she's almost always by my side on most of my spotting excursions. If the truth were known I believe she loves it as much as I do. Here in the house she's always yelling to me while I'm upstairs at the PC that some plane of one type or another is going over the house inbound to EWR. That's her only fault ... she can't identify most of the airplanes at a distance. She's got 747's and Concordes down pat though.

Anyhow, BigPhilNYC, thanks for starting this thread and giving me an opportunity to pay a small tribute to her. In my eyes she deserves it. Here's a few pictures of her taken while we were spotting and some pictures that she took with Sam Chui's camera that I have to process and upload for her.



I hope you all have someone as special and supportive in your life as she is in mine.

Art


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Art,
Lucky guy! I've been married for 21 years and no matter how many times I tell my wife what kind of plane (mostly military) we just saw, she never gets it right when I ask!

Anyway, Phil, try the submarine races next time.

v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

After 28 years my wife can recognise a C130 (well sometimes its a Transall) and a Fokker 50 (it could be a Dash 8 or an ATR) but getting there

25 Bigphilnyc : AAGOLD, You're very welcome. I'm happy to have brought a smile to your face. I have yet to meet you, but according to what people tell me, you and you
26 Post contains images Ckw : Art - love the contrast of the Grand Cayman and the Manchester shots ... I can just imagine the conversation though "you know the wonderful trip to Gr
27 JayDavis : Bruce, I did propose to my wife on board a DL flight from DFW to PHX almost 10 years ago. I even had DL personnel help me with the plan. I had gone ou
28 AA61hvy : 2 years with my little lady, and she knows this: "Thats a big plane" "Thats the plane we are taking to Costa Rica, huh? (757)" So she is getting the g
29 ExitRow : My girlfriend wouldn't know a Boeing from a Bombardier. But she's cute as hell so I don't care...
30 Gocaps16 : I took my girlfriend to Gravelly Point last spring to watch the planes land. She loved it and we had a great time. Kevin
31 Post contains images Mirrodie : Great thread BigPhilNYC. I took my fiancee spotting a few times. She is pretty supportive and can expect that every vacation may have an aviation comp
32 AA61hvy : I took my GF to a A.net meeting. There she met JCS17, ATAL1011, Brian Peters (A photog.) and Josh Rawlin (a photog) amongst others. She thought they w
33 AAGOLD : BigPhilNYC, I'm sure we'll meet one day while we're out shooting. I thought you were coming one day with one of the guys, but it didn't happen. Maybe
34 Tu154m : Well...... My wife actually works at the same airline(DL) and actually knows quite alot about types and routes from her job.(Res/Ops). She likes the 7
35 CactusA319 : I've taken a couple of my ex girlfriends to the airport and they were pretty cool about it, although the first one once told me she didn't understand
36 Post contains images Bigphilnyc : My ex knew that when it was raining, that LGA was using an ILS approach. She even said it to me in an email the other day. She learned a lot. I was su
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