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What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?  
User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 853 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

My first one was a Tunisair Boeing 727-200 in 1975 from Luxembourg to Tunis
and at that time I was 7 years old and I will always remember when boarding in ELLX, the kids where allowed to board the plane before the other passengers and as I was the only kid onboard my mother and I we where invited to board first by the gentle ground stewardess. Ohhh gosh, I was so excited to enter for the first time in my life a plane. I couldn't sleep for nights before that flight!!! Finaly, we entered via the rear steps, me running to the stewardess asking her if I could have a look in the cockpit, for my surprise, she grapped my hand and walked directly to the cockpit telling the captain that it was my wish to visit their working place.
From that moment on I was addicted to aviation  Big thumbs up The crew including captain, FO and FE where just lovely and very kind. Still many thanks to the Tunisian crew for making a little boys dream becoming true  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6770 times:

First flight I remember:

a UA DC-10 from SEA-ORD, 1991.

Steve


User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

Oepps sorry admin, I guess wrong forum should  Innocent


Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

I think my first flight was on a MD-83 Airtours jet from Glasgow to Canary Islands.


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6765 times:

My first flight was way back when I was 12 yrs old on a Douglas DC3 Dakota at Cranfield.....


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User currently offlineCOrouter77 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6754 times:

viscount.....60s' still my favorite a/c. they had a lounge(co) in the rear. i use to travel by myself when i was a kid. the flt attendants would put me there. i loved the re-trackable stairs and oval windows.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6740 times:

Airbus A300, back just after Lufthansa got the first ones delivered, so it must have been sometime in 1976: flew from Frankfurt to Hannover on it... I don't remember too much about it, I was only 4 at the time.


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6733 times:

Singapore Airlines's Boeing 727 (SIN-KUL) route in the early 80s.


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

Britannia Airways B752 LHR-Mahon.

Cheers,

Jamie.



Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39919 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6716 times:

Republic Airlines
Convair CV-580

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Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBigblack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6704 times:

I was three. I'll have to ask. Being it was a U.S. to London trip, I suspect something large. This would be in 1978


Someone special in the air
User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 417 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

At age six months my parents and I flew as passengers in a Finnish Cessna
on floats over the archipelago of Åland. That was back in 1968.

Anders



Airliner photography is not a crime.
User currently offlineFlyer1 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6687 times:

BEA BAC-1-11 from Frankfurt to Berlin-Tempelhof in the late 60s.

flyer1


User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6679 times:

American Eagle ATR-72 from LIT-DFW back in the 90's.


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User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

UA DC-10 from LAX-PDX in August of 1990. Crazy that they used to use a DC10 on this route, and have now started using RJ's every now and then.


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

It was 1972. Flew MOB-MSY (about 20 min max) on National Airlines on a 727 (100-series most likely). Flew over in the morning, enjoyed New Orleans with the family (I was 8 years old at the time), and flew home that night...


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6667 times:

Got to ask my Dad but it was probably 74' JFK-ORL, DC-8 comes to mind but I am not sure. My dad will call me later and tell me for sure.

User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6660 times:

Dec 1968 Delta flight 141 Dtw to Tpa on a brand new DC-8-61

User currently offlineLuke777 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

My first one was Il-62M operated by LOT back in 1986, it was a great a/c , maybe little too loud.

User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6649 times:

October 1966 DTW-ORD on an American 707 on my way to boot camp at Great
Lakes.


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6649 times:

Luxair,

While my initial flight was a little different from yours, you captured the feelings I had EXACTLY. A love affair was born!



Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6643 times:
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Wien Airlines DC-3/c-47 from Fairbanks Alaska to Kozebue on the Bering Sea. 1957


Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6644 times:

My first ever trip was on a BEAUTIFUL Western 727-200 from SLC to OAK.


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

PSA 727-100. Miss the Grinning Bird!


THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineTraveler From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 241 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6637 times:

Hello!

Mine was a Québécair Fairchild F -27 to go and a Bac-1-11 to come back From YUL-YBC Montreal-Baie-Comeau in Québec ( around June 1971)

P.S. I am no longer very young

Traveler


25 Planemannyc : It must have been a PIA 707 in 1970 -- but I was only 24 days old and cannot remember. The flight that I do remember was a Biman Fokker F-27 in 1975/6
26 WesternA318 : I miss the grinning birds too.....too bad I'm too young to not have had a chance to see the L-1011 "Mamma Grinnybirds"
27 NWAFA : Western, I always wanted to fly on Momma...She looked so great in PSA color!
28 Post contains images DeltaGuy : First actual flight, Piper Cub, I believe I was 6-ish. First airline flight, CO MD-80, SFO-IAH-MCO-IAH-SFO..first DL one was MCO-IAD, good ol Delta Ex
29 WesternA318 : All I have of her now, is postcards, photos from my dad, the Gemini Jets model, and an Atlantic model in 1/75th scale.
30 Aeronuts : It was so long ago... BOAC Vicker Super VC-10.
31 Post contains images NIKV69 : Mom just called me, my first flight ever was an EAL 727 in 1974 JFK-ORL, my Dad got a nice buzz going my mom said!
32 Rongotai : G-AGZB 'Pionair' (C-47 Dakota) British European Airways, LPL-GUE 3 July 1952.
33 Post contains links and images RIX : This one! 31 years ago... View Large View MediumPhoto © Gary Chambers This one was next, two years later... View Large View MediumPhoto © Yr
34 CRPilot : LACSA 727-2Q6/Adv...What a great bird! April 30th of 1986.
35 ClassicLover : East-West Airlines Fokker F28-4000, VH-EWD on Flight 551 SYD-MCY in 1985. There you go. Trent.
36 Post contains links and images CRPilot : View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
37 Dasheighty : Eastern Airlines May 22, 1978 Airbus A-300 EWR-MCO captain Clifford Upshad Commanding. My apologies if I spelled the captain's name wrong
38 Aircellist : Summer 1970, I wasn't yet two years old... Air France 747 from Dorval to Orly. I do not recall that flight, but, during that summer, I also took a Car
39 DeskPilot : Ansett ANA B727, Melbourne to Sydney, 1969 !
40 Ktachiya : Japan Airlines JL121 from HND-ITM back in 1984. On a 747SR
41 Bill142 : the first one that I an remeber was a UA 744 from SYD-LAX in 1991. How ever I know I have been on othe aircraft but I was too young to remeber them. I
42 CKT523 : August 1985 on a British Airtours 737-200 MAN-PMI
43 Clrd2go : Hughes Air West DC9-? SFO-FAT January 1972, I believe Jim
44 Post contains links and images LV : DL Express 732, sometime in 1997....IND-MCO, flew into Orlando then drove up to Gainesville to check out University of Florida (I was checking out col
45 Post contains images MxCtrlr : 1960, I was less than 1 year old... Those were the days! MxCtrlr Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
46 BCCflyer727 : AA on a A300, SDQ-JFK in 1998
47 WJA73G : Learjet 25 C-FTXT WJA73G
48 Post contains links and images N276AASTT : My earliest flight was when my mother was 8 months pregnant with me and my father was a student pilot at the time flying Cherokees. View Large View Me
49 Accidentally : My first flight was in a 172 KPHL-KEVY First airline flight was AA 757 KLGA-KDFW
50 Post contains images Uswyjer : 1987, Delta 727-200, BDL-MCO, only remember 2 things about the flight: asking the attendant for drinks they didn't have: hot chocolate, chocolate milk
51 Minmiester : MH 742 in 1984...although being about 2 years old i don't remember it. First flight i do remember was Australian Airlines (the old TAA) 734 to BNE and
52 STLGph : IND-DEN June 15, 1992. Continental Airlines 727 rust colors. LV--go tigers from stl! haha. ;p
53 Post contains links and images Ejmmsu : My first flight was on an Embraer 110 Bandeirante from SPS-DFW on ASA back in around 1990. View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris E. Novak I connect
54 Post contains links and images Delta767300ER : November 22nd, 1985. Delta Air Lines MCO-ATL Lockheed L-1011 Tristar View Large View MediumPhoto © Gregg Stansbery View Large View MediumPhoto &c
55 Post contains links and images Erj-145mech : A USAF C-54, 1954 from Rhein-Main Germany to McGuire AFB, NJ View Large View MediumPhoto © Ralph M. Pettersen
56 Post contains links and images Airbrasil : VARIG DC-10 GIG-MIA 1984... flying non-rev.. oversold flight. View Large View MediumPhoto © Alvaro Neto Airbrasil
57 Post contains images Luxair : A big for all of you, and thanks for sharing your 1 first flight adventures with me.
58 Levent : Istanbul-Adana on a Turkish Airlines DC-9, in 1978
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