Chrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 843 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3418 times:
my VERY 1st flight was on N2680S, a Cessna 337 Skymaster in 1968. a friend of my grandfather took my grandfather, my mom and myself up for a joyride from CLE to the west near Sandusky and back. i was hooked from that point on.
my first airliner ride came back in December 1975, CLE-TPA-CLE, on a United DC-10 in the Friendship scheme.
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Well nothing's dead down here, just a little tired
BigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
My first would be before I could remember. though I'm told it was an USAir flight (727 or 732) PIT-DFW Age 1-2 yrs
A Cherokee DTO-DTO discovery flight at the age of 18 or 19 VERY cool. Cost me 40 Bucks but well worth it. Basically it involved simple maneuver's over Lake Ray Hubbard and a return to land. I was in control the whole time. (minus rudder during taxi, and throttle during landing) AWESOME!
Rw717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 283 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3389 times:
1975 - Hughes Airwest DC9 from Las Vegas to Lewiston ID, with stops in Twin Falls and Boise. I was 3 years old, and my dad was a ramp agent for RW. I still remember all the toys the flight attendants used to give you to keep you entertained. Flying was completely a different ball game then compared to now.
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Reno Air - The Biggest Little Airline in the World
Lostturttle From Bermuda, joined Dec 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3382 times:
Late July Early August 1969 BOAC Vickers Super VC10 from BDA (Bermuda) to JFK (New York) What a trip.
My mother decided about 3 days before to fly out to visit relatives in Long Island. We were late arriving at the airport and the aircraft had already pushed of the stand. They had to stop and push the steps back to the plane for us to board.
I was only 7 at the time and 3 days seemed so far off for my first trip off "De Rock"
Also remember getting a BOAC Junior Jet Club Log Book during a cockpit visit. What a lot of buttons and gauges!
Lost count of my trips since then as I definately caught the "travel Bug"
G4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3348 times:
I was in the first or second grade so had to be 1961 or '62. LAX to SFO and back on a PSA Lockheed Electra II. Rode Electras several times in the sixties on PSA and Western between LAX, SFO, SAC, RNO, and LAS.
First ride in a jet would've been 1966 or '67. Can't remember now - either LAX to LAS on a Western Boeing 720B, or LAS to LAX and back on a Bonanza DC-9. Remember the DC-9's N-number though - N945L. Funny how memory works, or doesn't work.
"A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig." - Porco Rosso
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
American Airlines 747, LAX to JFK. Had a window seat. Connected to Pilgrim Airlines, plane type unknown, for a flight to New London, CT. Don't remember much else, as I was flying to report to the Coast Guard Academy.