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Is Aviation A Common Topic Around You  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Is Aviation a common topic around you.And what are your Friends reaction to it.
Out here,a few like to hear stories on Aviation.But not many Interested Aviation buffs around.
regds
MEL

[Edited 2005-04-03 12:43:33]


Think of the brighter side!
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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Nope. Hardly ever talk about aviation. And that is perfectly fine with me. But of course I don't mind discussing aviation related topics with peolpe. Still, I'm not the kind of person who goes up to someone and say "so, what do you think of the new Iberia paintscheme?"  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Being in an aviation school, cant quite get away from it! Hey, that's why im here  Smile
-Nikhil



eP007
User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Apart from two of my friends from secondary school who are also aviation fans, it isn't a very common topic at all which I think is a shame.


Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Nope, nobody talks to me about aviation, only the spotters at the airport.

User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

I have a few friends that like Aviation. One knows alot about aviation. But a few others just like to talk about it once in a while. One is going to Embrily Riddle. Another wants to go to the Air Force. And two others fly FS with me. I enjoy talking about it with anyone.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

I wish! If people around me have something aviation related to talk about they'll always ask me, but no-one round me talks about aviation...

*cries*



A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7189 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Quite often. It's a major part of me. If I'm not talking directly about aviation I'm talking about peripheral subjects like travelling or careers or whatever. Of course if I'm around plane spotting friends then it comes up in conversation, for hours at a time. It's great..

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Rarely,

Wife doesn't care, Son rarely cares, Daughter shows some signs of interest, but she's only 3.5!! I work in computers, and most of the people I work with care more about computers then anything else.

I have two friends in Miami, but it's tough to get to hang out and talk 'shop' with them.


User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1024 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Every now and then with friends. My dad is interested in stuff as well, but not really an aviation "fan". I have a friend who is running one of the best aviation sites (www.airlinerlist.com), and we chat about aviation. And lastly, I am teaching tourism at university, and every so often I do a few lectures on aviation topics, such as LCC or alliances, Freedoms of the Air, etc...

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

I have one friend that also is interested in aviation. He goes to a pilot high school about 400 kilometers away from here so we only talk to each other on the internet and when he is visiting his family here in my town. My other friends think I'm a little bit crazy but that it's kind of cool to know "a lot" about aviation (I'm not saying that I know a lot, only that I know more than they do).


A319-A321, A332-A333, RJ85, B733-B738, B743-B744, B752, B762-B764, B772-B773, CRJ200-CRJ700, Dash 8 Q300-Q400, ERJ 145,
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Unfourtunatly, No. All my friends could never tell a 717 apart from a 747. But I've accepted that. For people to chat with aviation with- I've made lots of friends that I talk to on AIM and MSN all the time.  Smile

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Only one person that I talk to about aviation, and that person goes to my school and is also an a.net member.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Not really. Living on a residential airpark, it's kind of ho-hum everyday stuff. Occasionally something happens that fires up discussion, such as the four A-4s that a couple of neighbors bought or the arrival of a new resident/airplane. That and idiots driving across the active runway without looking for aircraft movements.


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineMTYFREAK From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

NO, I only know one or two guys that I can talk about it with but that´s it, I don´t even get to see them very often.

Boomer



Only here for the beer...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Thats why I try to contact Aviation Friends & meet up when the occassion arises,where We can Talk Aviation.
Whereas the gang its non aviation topics mostly.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Other than my Aunt and Uncle who fly a lot, I thirst for people I know that have an interest in commercial aviation.

My conversations with my Aunt and Uncle usually end up into a discussion as to wheather Skyteam or AA(One World) is better. They always fly AA through DFW, and I always fly NW through MEM or CO through IAH.

One thing we do agree on is that NWA's new paint scheme is pretty cool.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2570 times:

Yes, and most of the people around me have a fair idea and interest in it to

User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2548 times:

Aviation has been my past (mostly traveling as a passenger), is my present (preparing for flight training) and is my future (commercial airline pilot).

My younger brother (Intothinair) and I talk about aviation 24/7 since we don't have any other aviation enthusiasts around here in Penang.

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

  • At work: Yes (because I work in the aviation industry)

  • At home: Sometimes (because my girlfriend is F/A)

  • Among my friends and family: Almost never


  • Patrick


    User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

    My girlfriend works for the same airline as I. My best friend is restoring some WW2 fighters. My other close friends are all either LAMEs or Design Engineers. The surprising thing is that we DON'T always talk about aviation, we do have other interests!


    Monty Python's Flying Circus has nothing to do with aviation, except perhaps for Management personnel.
    User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

    I drive my family crazy I talk about aviation so much! I always have to tell my friends about the AMS-MEX flight that I saw, the ABX DC-8-60, or some other strange occurrence. The good thing is, I don't think it bothers them! They are at least somewhat interested in my ramblings!(I think!) But, I can also talk their ear off about fishing, my beagle, or other related subjects.


    ------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
    User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

    No way, except my brother no one.
    This one time, one guy came up to me and said, "You know what, there's another person in this school who loves anything to do with aviation" and I was like "YES, FINALLY"
    I asked that guy what his favourite airplane was, and his answer was
    "The new Airbus"
    And I then said, "You mean the Airbus A380, right?"
    And his answer was" I'm not sure what it's called"
    Oh well, it seems like in the whole school, my brother and I are the only people who know about aviation.
    Luckily my father knows a bit, and since he's a senator at LH, he takes pics. for us when he's on the plane.
    Luckily I managed to teach my mother what a Boeing 777 is, and what sorts of differences there are between a 737 and a 777 for example.
    Oh well, some people call me crazy, when I tell them that I go to the Bayan lepas international airport(PEN) every week to photograph planes.
    By the way, PEN handled some 2.3 million passengers in 2003.
    So yeah, about 90 take offs/landings a day, on peak times, I see about 6 aircraft an hour. Mostly MH and Air Asia.
    Oh well, atleast there's over 700000 photos on Airliners.net which I can look at.

    Cheers, Konstantin G.


    User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
    Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

    Quoting Intothinair (Reply 22):
    Oh well, it seems like in the whole school, my brother and I are the only people who know about aviation.

    Thats where Anet meets come in.
    regds
    MEL



    Think of the brighter side!
    User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

    My partner worked as flight attendant with Gulf Air based in Bahrein and later in Abu Dhabi, and is very interested in aviation as well. We visit the airport on a regular basis, and our house is located near the flightpath of Rwy 12 approaches for Valencia airport, so we´re staring into the sky quite often.

    25 Intothinair : That would be great, but as far as i know, no one else in this forum lives in Penang except my brother. I think you're more lucky in Mumbai. Thanks f
    26 Himmat01 : At home, "Yes" but at work no body knows anything about aviation. Those guys would not be able to distinguish between a B737 and a B747. Himmat
    27 Post contains images HAWK21M : Yeah.....At times when Im at the Airport & move from the Tarmec into the Pax Terminal for a Drink of water/coffee.I overhear some real smart comments
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