RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4180 posts, RR: 43 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2750 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
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Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1402 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2635 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.
Lono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1322 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
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.......
Jetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 813 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2608 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.
HorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 804 posts, RR: 16 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
I love and am obsessed with aviation.
A.net is a way to vent some of that.
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with me blabbing at her all the time about it!
She was forever saying
"Devon, can you talk about something else for once?"
That has almost stopped completely ever since I've joined.
Qantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5798 posts, RR: 42 Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2572 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!
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Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2558 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.
Pronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2544 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...
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]
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UH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 25, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2511 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.