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How Did You Come About Liking Aviation?  
User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

How did you come about liking aviation?? After some major crash of a plane, I just fell in love (not because of the crash).


Joe Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

My dad was a pilot and he introduced me to the world of aviation. And then it all came down from there...all commercial aviation. I just started getting into GA when I started getting my ppl.

XJR



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

My first flight did it. Even Frank Boreman sending my suitcase to the Island of Lost Luggage couldn't stop me.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

I live very close to Long Island Macarthur airport (ISP) and ever since I was a little kid planes would go over my house for take offs and landings. So I was hooked on aviation at a early age.


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

My dad starting working for the original Braniff Airlines in 1957. My dad currently works for America West. I non-reved all over the world as an "airline brat". My wife worked for Frontier and American. My sister worked for Air Midwest and Braniff. Her husband worked for United.
I live in the Air Capital of the World.



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User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

I began liking airpanes ever since my first flight on DL to MCO, and also I live under the approach for runway 7R at MKE so I see planes fly over often.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Avoid the Chicago ORDeal!! Fly MKE!
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

After playing the game "Airport Tycoon" which I got for my birthday from my parents, I was just hooked with aviation and got to learn each manufactuer and different aircraft types.

Signed,
Matthew



2013 Airports: EWR, JFK, LGA, LIS, AGP, DEN, GIG, RGN, BKK, LHR, FRA, LAX, SYD, PER, MEL, MCO, MIA, PEK, IAH
User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Growing up I was always able to see planes taking off from rwy 33 @ BOS just east of my house, but the major event that really sparked my interest was the crash of NW 255.

User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

I grew up next to the heliport in Sisimiut (Danish name: Holsteinborg). My older sister and brother (I'm the youngest of three) did not dare to go to the heliport on their own, so I lead the small group of fascinated children, because I was too amazed by the big Sikorsky S-61N helicopters  Nuts

Yours in realtime
JHSfan



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

I was always into cars and things that went fast. Airplanes went fast so I naturally liked them. My interest really picked up when I went on the first flight I can remember from MCO-NAS on a Delta Boeing 727-200.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5743 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

- Being around 10 reading my grandad's 1946 and 1947 edition of aviation magazine Rozlet
- Making few short flights with CSA Tu-134s between PRG and SXF back in the eighties. I still have the ticket: 120 CZK one-way
- Visits to the PRG airport when I was little - the addictive smell of kerosene in the air and the incredible NOISE of Russian jests were just so much fun!


User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 2922 times:

At 8 years old, going to my local hobby shop and seeing a model of a NW 747-400.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Well my dad works for Texaco who does the aircraft refueling in ANU, so practically every day since I was 5 or so, I was at his office watching planes. That got me hooked and now I have my PPL with MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME rating going for IR rating and CPL.


You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
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A nine hour layover in MCO-CLE on CO.......I was fascinated so much by those planes. Ever since.........


Earned PPL June 26, 2007
User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I dunno what craziness happened with my post, but I certainly did not get my PPL with "MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)"


You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

I have no idea. Many of my family members work(ed) for United, so I had a rather large influence. I have a picture of myself chewing on an inflatable UA747 when I was 1, so that should give you some idea.  Big grin

User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2846 times:

I grew up in Saudi bc of my dad's work. At the time we flew a LOT. I grew up jumpseating on Saudia A300s, Tristars, 747-200 + -300 and also jumpseated on Turkish 727s, A310-304s and 737-400. I was allowd into the cockpit bc apparently i had plump red cheecks and all....it started from there....100s of hours in the jumpseat in and out of Europe, Riyadh, Adana, and Istanbul and now i'm here, almost F/O on a 737 soon i hope.

Cheers
aydin



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

When I was younger I couldn't stand planes, had no intention of flying in high speed, pressurised aluminium tubes where crashes tended to be fatal, nor did I want to go to the USA.

So my first trip was on a 747 to New York in 1995! Nothing like conquering 2 prejudices in one! I've since been to the USA nearly a dozen times, and for some reason am now addicted to flying!  Confused

Geoff M.


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

I came to like aviation growing up under the approach path to OPF's Runway 9L. That's where my house is, but the two apartments that I'd lived in before that when I was a couple of months old were underneath the approach paths to the 27s at MIA and underneath the downwind path to the 9ers at MIA. Back when UPS had operations at OPF I'd love to see their 747 fly over my house. Ah, the good ol' days...


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At least I still get some USCG C-130s, a good selection of helicopters from the Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami-Dade Fire Department, and the United States Coast Guard, along with a great variety of GA traffic, and I got to see the majority of AirTran's DC-9 fleet on their final flights into OPF to be scrapped, and we get some Russian aircraft courtesy of AD, along with a gaggle of aircraft coming in to be scrapped. And there are tons of retro aircraft! So I guess being exposed to so many airplanes got me hooked on them.


User currently offlineLuis777 From Mexico, joined Aug 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

I began when I was 7-8 years old because my grandfather used to read Newsweek magazine, on that time Newsweek had several announcements of Lufthansa, KLM, Air France and American Airlines, the pictures were so good that I got realized that there are many planes so diferent (e.g. diferent tails, diferent number of engines, and diferent colors!!) so I got in love with airplanes and airlines, later I asked to my father that I would like to visit my local airport (MEX) and from then all is history  Smile

Regards

LG


User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

I started to work for an airline... and kind of noticed that these things that fly around are pretty cool! Big grin


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2828 times:

my parents put me on TWA flights "child traveling alone on board" for 8 years.. I remember those "child without adults" buttons TWA would put one on me every time.


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

I was so young when my passion for aviation started that I can't even remember how old I was or when it began!  Smile

My grandparents made an audio cassette of me, many, many years ago when I was around 5 years old (which they gave me a few years ago, much to my embarrassment!  Embarrassment). They lived (and still do) not too far from LHR and whilst staying with them for a few days we had visited LHR. On the tape they were asking me the names of the big aircraft we had seen and there I am in my high-pitched voice "TriStar.....errm.....DC-10.....Airbus" and my grandparents saying "noooo, what were those REALLY big ones we saw??". Eventually I came out with the correct answer "oh you mean 747's" I squeaked.

I can't even remember making this tape, but by all accounts I had already been interested in aircraft for a while. Guess its in my blood.......



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Every summer in the late '70s and early '80s (and a couple of Decembers, too) my family would climb in the car at 4am, drive to Byrd Airport (today Richmond International) and get on a Piedmont jet bound for Denver (by way of Charlotte, usually, but occasionally we connected in some really out-of-the-way places.)

Flying became associated with going to visit Grandma. Therefore, flying was automatically a Good Thing. Especially since it precluded a road trip with Dad, who is the world's worst person to take a road trip with. Virginia to Colorado took us 4 days in the car, 12 hours in a plane (connecting time and driving time to Byrd and Stapleton included).

Since then my love of blasting through the air in a pressurized metal tube has never waned.



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User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2806 times:


My first flight did it for me too. I clearly remember the exact moment that got me hooked. It was during take off. I just felt so overwhelmed with the power of the 732. I was 2 yrs old at the time, and i was flying from SAP to MIA.

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From MIA we then went to LHR or LGW on a BA 742 and then to Islamabad.

MD11lover




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