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Why Do You Like To Fly?  
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

It's really funny. I have panic disorder, and take medication for it, but when I'm snuggled into my seat on a widebody over some ocean, everything seems so peaceful, like I've left all my problems behind and I'm away from the real world. Not to mention the puffy clouds rolling by, and that oh so beautiful sunset and sunrise on the transatlantic flights. Also, the sound of the whirring engines just makes me so calm. Plus, there is an excitement for travel. How awesome do you feel when you are boarding your 777 headed to Europe and you look at the gate next to you and those people are boarding their little 737 to Chatanooga, TN?

UAL747

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5170 times:

I love to fly. It takes me somewhere. I just like the whole idea of seeing something new, or seeing something again.

Snuggled up on that AA777 with my laptop and my noise cancellations, occasionally looking out the window, I feel as if I am in my own little cocoon of peace.

Until I have to pee...  Big grin



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

I used to be terrified of planes/flying.

My mother suggested that I learn everything I possibly can about them-- now I'm obsessed  Laugh out loud


...still a jittery flyer though  Crying


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

I must also admit that turbulence makes me nervous. Flying as much as I do is the best cure. The hindbrain figures it can't be afraid all the time I guess.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineOssprey From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5091 times:

I grew up in the air. My earliest memories are of flying in a Beech 18 on Floats. The shakes and vibrations are all part of a language the aircraft speaks. As they speed along the runway lake or river and then seem to leap into the air because that is where they belong. If you ever watch the rate of climb of a 747 it leaps into the air. We all have our favourites and will defend them tooth and nail, but we all respect and understand the love of flight and the things that fly.
I had a chance to have dinner with some great people in aviation in our small community last night and where do us air plane nuts hold such a semi-formal event. In a hanger of coarse. I would not have it any other way. It reminds me of the freeze up parties held by my fathers company many years ago. Always lots of food a few drinks and many stories of the last years events.
I do not just love to fly I live to fly.



I love the touch of aluminum in the morning. Walk arounds in the snow pumping out floats polishing aluminum by hand!!NOT
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5047 times:

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory famously replied "Because it's there"...so why do I like to fly? I'll just modify Mallory's famous quote a bit "Because I do..." No words can explain it really...

Greg



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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

Im with USAFHummer....I just love to fly. No reason in particular, I couldnt point anything out, I just love to, and need to fly...theres no doubt in my mind about that.


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

I like to fly because I love airplane seats!


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4945 times:

The Boeing 747-400 by far. The Queen of the skies!!!

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

I have the same feelings like Ossprey. I grew up in airplanes, it´s in my blood. Whenever there is a nice offer and I can combine it with my work, I´ll book a ticket. For the rest of this year I´ve planned a return trip to London STN on 20 November, and I just booked a ticket VLC-MXP-IST-FCO-VLC for Xmas and New Year. The best thing of all is, that my girlfriend also loves it!

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

1. Going to another destination
2. The experience of Take off, what other thing can give u that.
3. The love of planes, whats more better when u like them, to go up in one


User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

I like to fly because of the thrill of "getting off the ground", and to pay tribute to the Wright Brothers' achievement!

Also, I like flying, because when you do a solo flight in a light aircraft, you start to realize that it is basically you, by yourself in the air, controlling the aircraft, virtually without any boundaries (Only airspaces will), and you start to "go into a different world"

Regards,
AK


User currently offlineWanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4919 times:

To be honest, I am more of a sailor than an aviator, and would travel the world by ship if I had the time and the money. However, flying is a brilliant feeling - defying the laws of gravity is "something else".

I like to fly because I love travelling and love the buzz of airports. I like being above countries and seeing the landforms from 35,000 feet. And, obviously, I like airliners - I never fail to be impressed by a 747 taking off...


User currently offlineRatypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

I like to fly because it's such an unreal thing to expect to be able to do! However much I fly, I still find it totally mind-bending that I can get on a an aeroplane in South America....and in the space of a night do a journey that used to take weeks or months...and arrive in Europe the next morning. There's something about that that makes airliners part of the best stunt we've ever pulled.....

Just have a think next time you see an airliner coming into land - Isn't it incredible that here is this huge machine, these 300-400 people, and the last time it touched solid ground, it was on the other side of the world from where you are now, somewhere only 50 years ago you'd not expect to go in your lifetime. It gives me shivers! That's why I love flying!


User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 980 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Starlionblue wrote:
>>>
Snuggled up on that AA777 with my laptop and my noise cancellations, occasionally looking out the window, I feel as if I am in my own little cocoon of peace.

Until I have to pee...
<<<

Yeah, but where else can you take a dump in a $40,000 toilet, cruising at 550 MPH, 37,000 feet above the earth?  Smile


Personally, I like every aspect of flying: boarding the aircraft, takeoff, in-flight service, the view of the world from above, turbulence, brat kids, pungent people, screaming babies... OK, maybe I've gone too far now...




LD4



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User currently offlineWanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

Skydrol, you were doing ok until you got to the brat kids!  Big grin

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Hey


I just love the feeling that I am so high up in the air!!

I also do enjoy snuggling up in my seat, watching my movie on my PTV and eating my dinner.

I just love it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

When I fly first or Buessniess it makes the trip so much better!!

But Econamy is cool to.



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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

I like to fly because I'll do anything to get out of New Jersey  Big grin

User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

I, too love flying! It gives you a sence of peace- like you left all your problems on the ground!

In disagreement with some other posters in this thread- I LOVE turbulance! It's so fun!- it's like riding the bumps of the skies!


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

1. Fastest way to travel long distance

2. The 'glamour' associated with air travel. It just makes me feel good that I could afford to travel 'in style', even if it's on a LCC. Poor souls who have to depend on bus/train/ship/camel/mule/etc to get to their destinations...


User currently offlineWanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

Nothing wrong with travelling on ships Keno.

User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

— Leonardo da Vinci

I cannot describe the sensations felt when flying. As a licensed pilot, I love nothing more than the view when on short final.......

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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6365 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

I hate to fly! It's not that I am scared...it's just such a pain in the @ss! And once you get on the plane, the seats suck, the flight is late too much, etc. etc. etc. I love airplanes, thus I am a member of this website, but I HATE the act of actually flying.

User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

The fact that planes alwaystake me somewhere far and often new makes me really love them.


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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

ITs sheer passion and ofcourse at times excitement and necessity

25 Post contains images ZKSUJ : Because of airline food I like to fly because...I don't know I just like it. In fact I really like it.
26 Jm017 : I am not sure why. But it definitely has something to do with the window seat and seeing the land and sea from the air. Also a feeling of escape. Of c
27 COAB767 : 3 Words: FASTER THAN DRIVING!!!
28 AlitaliaMD11 : Hey I kind of change my earlier post. I have flown 29 hours this week! in econamy! I am so tired of it!
29 Post contains links and images KC7MMI : I really enjoy flying. I'm one of those lucky people who get to work for an airline...so I fly as much as I can. I'm also a helicopter pilot. Funny th
30 BMAbound : I dislike being a passenger on an airliner. It gets pretty boring once the wheels are retracted. However, piloting a plane beats everything. I love th
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