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Is Aviation Your Favourite Hobby?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Ok I know its weird to ask this question in an aviation site...but who knows. I have many hobbies though I have to admit Aviation, airplanes and modelling is my greatest hobby......what I love...and the fact my future job is totally distinct from this hobby makes my hobby even more intensive as I'll always see the magical aspect of it..... If I was in the buisness of aviation I'd be scared to discover things that may reduce this magic


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3327 times:

Nope. It was a few years ago though.

Now I enjoy photography.


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 3321 times:

Yes and no.
It's my favourite hobby if you don't count my engaged girlfriend Christiana.  kiss   kiss   kiss 


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Absolutely. Aviation is one of my greatest passions in the world.  Smile

User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Overall, Aviation would come in second on my list of favorite hobbies. Number one would be of course watching the New York Yankees and watching baseball games. I'd say that aviation is my favorite hobby from November to February.

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 offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

I'm single at the moment so I think it is safe to say that aviation is my favourite hobby right now  Wink

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

by far, aviation is my life, and i would have to put weather as my second favorite, but its miles behind.

User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Absolutely!!!
I spent over 20 years at the airport... working for WC, WA and of course DL... I have been keeping up to date.... Things are much worse than when I retired from the "service".. sad to see how far things have fallen.......



Wally Bird Ruled the Skys!
User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Aviation would come first then Formula 1 & Tennis.

George



Happy Landing
User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

I started out going to the airport with my parents when I was a little kid. My grandparents also lived right under the approach for CLE, so aviation has always been around me. When I finally drove for the first time by myself, the first place I went was FLL to watch planes for a few hours. When I got my first digital camera, the first place I went was FLL and then MIA, where I started my own personal website (see profile).

So I guess my answer to the question would be a resounding YES - lol.

Take care - DAN


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

No. Family and music first.


Whatever
User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

In short words, Yes, it has and always will be my favorite hobby!!  camera   airplane   bigthumbsup 

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlinePH-TVH From Netherlands, joined May 2001, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Quoting No. Family and music first.:

I`m really happy if I can combine these things: Gliding camp, with my family and friends and making music at the end of the day (I play guitar)

ever thought about that  Wink


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

YES!
I love and am obsessed with aviation.
A.net is a way to vent some of that.
This way my dear, sweet, Mother won't have to put up
with me blabbing at her all the time about it!  Wink
She was forever saying
"Devon, can you talk about something else for once?"
That has almost stopped completely ever since I've joined.

Devon  veryhappy 



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

photography and travel are my favourite hobbies, more so travel! i like to do 3 or 4 big trips a year, women rate pretty high on the list too! aviation is just a by product of my travel and photography!


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Aviation and Air Force duty were number one until last year when my first son was born....then 11 months later my second son! Needless to say they are becoming aviation fanatics too!


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Its my Job.
I see Aircraft Every night.
I open them up & work on them,close them shut every night.
The best part is they pay me for Enjoying my Hobby.  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Fishing comes first, I work on the ramp at LHR so I get to see and learn all I want at work.


When in doubt give it a clout
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Im My case your talking to a guy who would have a mostly functional A/C door for a front door to his house if A) he had the money, B) Could get the wife to go for the idea!

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
If I was in the buisness of aviation I'd be scared to discover things that may reduce this magic

Indeed I discovered long ago that airlines as a hobby are much more enjoyable than an airline job! Although my airline job can be tedious much of the time (believe it or not!), it has a strong tendency to feed into my airline hobby interests and vice versa.

My current areas of airline hobby concentration are timetables and building model airliners, primarily in 1:144 scale, in 1:200 to a lesser degree.

In the past, I have also been involved in airliner photography and have several albums full of 8x10 and 8x12 color prints of airliners (many no longer in service) that were taken from the late 1970s through 1998. I also have a sizeable collection of 1:400 diecast airliner models as well as some in 1:200.


User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Yes, definitely. I grew up in the first subdivision south of YYZ, so all I had to do was look out the back window to see the airport. As I got older, I would ride my bike to the airport to watch and photograph the planes. I've always built models of aircraft(of course I'm better at it now!) and even collected those diecast Corgis back in the 70's. I have a "Plane Room"(as my wife and kids call it), which is full of shelves of model aircraft, as is the "airspace" with some hanging from the ceiling. What wallspace left has photos and other items of aviation, including my laminated front page of the Toronto Telegram dated July 21, 1969 - "One Giant Leap for Mankind"
Just of note, this is my hobby; I don't consider my family in that category...


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3206 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Is Aviation Your Favourite Hobby?


More or less, its part of my career and my daily interests. I draw on paper and on computer, calculate whatever is necessary and even make paper models. I love it and would not change that part of me for anyone, ever...

Unless I had a kid, I figure at some point that priority will exist, then I would not change that part of me for anyone, ever...lol

[Edited 2005-04-05 22:21:31]


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3201 times:

YES.
Now I'm getting into butterfly knifes but aviation will always be over that!


User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3201 times:

Rugby all the way baby!!!!!

But definately Aviation after that!

Paul



Veni, vidi, vici.
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Yeah...I have other hobbies (like coin collecting - I don't even know how/why I got into that one), but aviation is the only one I really get into big time.

Marc


User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting Tango-Bravo (Reply 19):
Indeed I discovered long ago that airlines as a hobby are much more enjoyable than an airline job! Although my airline job can be tedious much of the time (believe it or not!), it has a strong tendency to feed into my airline hobby interests and vice versa.

Great point... I use to love anything and everything to do w/ helicopters. But now that it's part of my job, I find myself branching off into the fixed winged world and less helicopter interest.

But don't misunderstand - I LOVE my job!

-UH60


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