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Your First Ever Flight, As A Passenger  
User currently offlineJMackey From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 294 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Just thought I would share, if you would like to, feel free.

Mine was on an Air Midwest Cessna 402, between HUT and ICT. It was in June 1975, and I was 6 months old.


I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning
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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2816 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

Delta 727-100; CLT-ATL.

User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6085 times:

4 months old, CLT to BDL. Don't know the type, but I believe it was Piedmont.


CFI--Certfied Freakin Idiot
User currently offlineFiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6085 times:

22 Dec 1968 BOAC 707 LHR-PER via Zurich, Rome, Karachi, Bombay, Kuala Lumper, and Singapore.

User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2591 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6084 times:
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01 Dec 1990, SQ HKG-SIN-PER, first leg on 747-300, second leg on 747-200.


Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6071 times:

August 1971 SFO-JFK TWA 747

User currently offline727Tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

Summer 1971 - MKC-DAL on a Braniff 727, then DAL-ABI on a Texas International Convair. Flew the return a week later. I was 7 1/2 at the time. I remember the takeoff out of MKC flying South out over the Missouri River, with downtown right there. Then, as my dad walked us through DAL to our TI gate, I thought it was the most incredible place I had ever seen.

User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

JAL DC-10 Beiruit - Ankara. I was 8 months old.


I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2958 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

I was 9 months old: TW 747 -(100 or 200, we don't know...) LAX-JFK.


The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6046 times:
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I was a young school kid:

Lake Central Airlines DC-3 from Wheeling WV to Washington National with a stop in Morgantown WV in Sep 1966.



Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

BNA-OWB (hence my name on this forum) on an Air Kentucky Beechcraft 99 in January, 1976. I was 15 months old. Upon landing, my mom was horrified to discover that my diaper had leaked - resulting in a very large wet area on the seat!

User currently offlineChootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6031 times:

McGuire Air Force Base to Frankfurt(Rhein Main AB) in 1966 on an Eastern Airlines DC-8 Military air charter. I was 2 yrs old and still have the wings the stewardess gave me!!


chootie
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6030 times:
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1977: I was two or three weeks old... BCN-LPA with Aviaco in a Douglas DC-8.

Regards,

Gerard

[Edited 2010-01-22 08:49:32]


El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
User currently offlineRsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

I was all of 24 years when I stepped into my first flight  Smile
It was an SQ 747 "Megatop", from MAA --> SIN --> LAX in 1998.
I am glad that my first flight was on a classy airline (albeit in economy), and made me the aviation enthusiast that I now am. Had it been on AI or something, I might have sworn off flying for good  relieved 
Sri


User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6027 times:

I didn't fly for the first time until I was 23 years old. It was RDU-ORD on an Air Wisconsin/United Expres BAe 146 in Oct. 2003.

User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1649 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6007 times:

A Saudia Tristar or 747-200/300 (as I hope Big grin) from Dhahran to Cairo.

User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

It would have been a Fokker Friendship F27 of Air UK, flying Norwich - Jersey. Since I can first remember, we used to go on holiday there every year. No idea of which year was my first though  Sad

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineStevAAn From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5993 times:

A KLM A310-200 from ams to cdg. I was 12 years old then, and from that moment addicted to aviation!  Smile


747
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2092 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

Midwest Express DC-9-30, OMA-DCA

I was four months old at the time.

Here's the plane:


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Photo © James Reppucci




Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

My first flight(s) were both on the same day with two different airlines, both of which are not around any longer. It was May 12, 1983, and I was in 6th grade. Our class flew to Sacramento for the day to visit the state capitol and see the state government. The flights were:

LAX-SMF Western Airlines 737

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SMF-LAX PSA MD-80

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ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5958 times:



Quoting Mfricke (Reply 19):
Our class flew to Sacramento for the day to visit the state capitol and see the state government.

Wow! You got to fly for a class field trip? Where I grew up the "rich schools" were the ones that got nice chartered buses for their field trips, as opposed to the regular school buses we had to ride in.


User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5951 times:
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My first flight was to see my sister in San Francisco. We flew from San Diego to SFO on PSA. I think the trip was summer of 1966. We took the Coastal Starlight -- still a pre-Amtrak overnight sleeper service -- to Los Angeles. We changed to Oceanside and took a city bus to our house in Vista.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

Mine was flying SJO-PTY back in September 1987, in the middle of the Noriega dictatorship. I was barely 4 years old. What I'm yet to figure out is whether it was on a CM 737, or on an LR 727, I'm just not sure about that.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5947 times:
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July 1971, I was 9 years old, NCL-LHR on a Northeast Trident like this one:


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After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11607 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5933 times:

LHR-MLA on an Air Malta B720B. I was 10/11 months old and don't remember a thing.  Sad


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
25 KingFriday013 : I was too young to remember my first flight. It's really a shame, as it was into SXM. The first flight I can remember is on an Air Nova BAe-146-200 fl
26 Post contains links Tobias2702 : My first flight was in Sep 1991 with Pan Am Express (an ATR 42) from TXL to GWT. Dunno the reg, but the return flight was on N4209G. I posted the pict
27 AmricanShamrok : December 15 1991. Aer Lingus flight EI123: SNN-BOS-ORD on the Boeing 747-100. I was 11 months old.
28 Post contains links and images Andaman : Mini me 8y, just before the very first flight, AY domestic HEL-JYV on DC-9-14. View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Terlouw
29 ElBandGeek : October 1992, UA 737 MDW-MCO I *think* it was a -300, but could have also been a -200 or -500. Does anyone know which one it would have been. I've loo
30 ABQ747 : My first flight was in 1993 on an AA MD-80 ABQ-DFW.
31 02hilliert : 16th October 1986, I was six months old; LHR-EDI ... British Airways ... B757-236 ... G-BIKG Credit must go to my Dad for keeping a record of all or m
32 Post contains images AirAotearoa : Christmas 1976. I was 5 and my brother had just been born and so I was shipped off with my Aunt who flew with me to my grandparents in Nelson. We flew
33 Post contains images Airplaneguy : In 1983, I was 5 years old and I few with my family from YYZ to NAD (Nadi, Fiji, not sure about the code) on a CP Air Dc-10. I'm sure we had a stop in
34 Daviation : I was a teenager in 1970 when I flew a DC-8-63 of Capitol International Airways from JFK - NAS. I was scared s___tless, which is funny because 300+ fl
35 Shaq : Oh .. I remember my first flight like it was yesterday... PTY-ADZ .. it was in 2009. I recomment you to visit the colombian island.
36 Post contains links Canonbyair : My first flight was with "Sulke Viking" OY-KBH on the route CPH-LCA in July 2006 when I was 21 years old. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Scand...lines
37 Post contains images IliriBDL : Tower Air B747-200 July 11 1999 SKP-ATH-JFK (probably fuel stop in ATH) And yeah I was 14yrs old.   Full of refugees from Macedonia to the states. Th
38 The777Man : July 1969 ARN-LLA on a SK DC-9-41 or perhaps a DC-9-21 ? I was three years old..... The777Man
39 Ag92 : 2 Months old, Singapore - Australia. I remember nothing of it, but apparently it did happen
40 YVRLTN : October 1987 - British Airtours L1011 LGW - NAP.
41 Post contains images KGAIflyer : May 1968 -- Philadelphia to Phillipsburg PA on an Allegheny Airlines Convair 580
42 Tennis69 : First commercial flight in August of 2001. Since then my top 5 airlines: Delta - 1,017,000 miles China Southern - 270,000 miles Korean Air - 186,000 A
43 Aerdingus : Aer Lingus B737, probably a -500. DUB- FRA, I was 13, in 1998. Great flight, but I screamed from the feeling of when the plane took off! Nice thread
44 Post contains links and images Dba4U : Swissair from Hamburg to Zurich, propbably in 1989, maybe 1990. However, as I was barely two years old I can't remember a thing, apart from the fact t
45 JetBlue777 : 5J DC-9 CEB-MNL, I was 5 and I remember seating in Row 5 and had a bag of nachos and a can of sprite
46 MH017 : July 1972 AMS-BRU with KLM DC-9-30 registration PH-DNL 'city of london'...airtime 23 minutes
47 JM017 : July 1976 AC KIN-YYZ. My guess is it was a DC8. I don't think AC flew the 707 to KIN. My seat was 6A. Why I remember that, I do not know.
48 Post contains links and images Plainplane : The first I can remember was on a Delta 757-200 from MCO-JFK in the late '90s. One thing I remember quite well was the pealing paint on the nose when
49 Post contains links and images SAAB900 : 10th February 1988 GOT-ARN LN-RLZ Dc9-41 SAS. It was amazing I still remember the buzz that I got from it! I still get that same buzz after all these
50 Post contains links and images EIDAA : My first flight was when I was 4 years old. 7th June 1987 DUB - PMI I believe it was on EC-ECR:- View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr
51 ThirtyEcho : Pioneer Airlines DC-3 from Abilene to Dallas Love in 1952. I was fascinated when we actually left the ground and I have never lost it, not for a secon
52 Stratosphere : Eastern Airlines 727-100 EWR-DCA Nov 1975.. Was 12 yrs old...
53 WichitaFlyer : June 4, 1982 (16 years old) Texas International Airlines ICT to DFW Took off in a thunderstorm. Was on a high school spanish club trip heading to Mexi
54 PilsnerUrquell : Summer 75 CSA IL-18 Prague-Poprad and back on CSA Yak 40 Sliac - Prague.
55 AirbusA6 : June 1989, a BA 737-200 LGW-ARN, aged 20... I nearly missed it as well, running through Gatwick North is my abiding memory!
56 EICVD : My first flight was DUB-LHR with EI on a 737 (not sure which model) in March 1994 when I was 5. Didnt fly again till June 2004 when I flew DUB-TLS aga
57 bongodog1964 : A Tiger Moth belonging to the Cambridge Flying Group. Probably 1976.
58 Post contains images Viscount724 : My first flight was on an AC (then TCA) Vickers Viscount (thus my userid) from Edmonton to Calgary in 1955 or 1956 at age 8 or 9. The airport serving
59 jayeshrulz : Hahaha...made me laugh..lol. My First flight was 9W i think when i was 1 year or 1 and a half. it was a 737-400. I dont remember a thing in it...lol.
60 Post contains links and images ojas : I was 2 months old when I flew the first time. The details are View Large View MediumPhoto © Lee Collins AI 876 Doha - Mumbai A300
61 jetjack74 : JNB-JFK via GIG on an SAA 707 in 1970
62 RodRB : I was 5 years old in April 9th 1993! Transbrasil GRU-MCO. I dont know for sure if it was 763 or 762.
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