Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6066 times:
i cought the bug from my grandpa, who flew b-24's in wwII. he introduced me to the world of aviation. every time oi went to ehe airport, i loved to just sit there an watch athe planes go by. i started spotting and photoing when i go t my license, and havent looked back. it s just somehting about them, i just love planes. they're awesome
GQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6060 times:
Because it pays the bills???
Man has always wanted to fly. I guess I have a little Wright in me. My eyesight kept me out of the Air Force, and I haven't attempted to learn on my own (flying lessons)...yet. So now I work for an airline and spend an hour or three up here on anet every day.
Or the daunting task of posting more than ConcordeBoy or Gigneil
I love aviation because I have been flying since infancy and my first local airport was one that boarded from airstairs onto all sizes and types of aircraft, with all different liveries. The first thing I loved about aviation was sitting by the window and looking at all the different planes and their colors. The the fact that airplanes actually took me to places like Boston, Germany, France, Iran, Kansas, San Fransisco, etc. became part of the equation. It didn't hurt that PSA had smiles and noses on the front of their aircraft. Aww, I am tearing up
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
CaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6021 times:
I've been flying in airplanes since before I can remember. I always used to love that feeling on take-off (my parents tended to sit over or just aft of the wing) when the pilot pulled up and your stomach went down. I've had the flying bug ever since.
And now I'm a private pilot. I just love going up on a gorgeous day and seeing the world from a different perspective. I think it's so much prettier up there than it is down on the ground. I love the freedoms that flying allows you over driving. I love doing something different that so many people cannot do. It's just so much fun! I especially love trying to get those greasers and love it when I do get them (only once in a while)! And I love the joy in my passengers faces when they finally get to go up.
And even though I'm a frequent flier because of work, I still seem to just love sitting in that seat by the window for 8.5+ hours (it's so bad that I consider an 8.5 hour flight a short flight). I can't explain it.
My fiancée says that sometimes she thinks that I love flying more than her (jokingly). There are times!
Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine Land / DL Gold Elite
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31754 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5942 times:
I Enjoyed the Subjects.Found them Interesting,never felt as if it was studies.Then When I started working.Still continued Enjoying the Atmosphere & Now they pay me for Enjoying myself.
At times its challenging & tough,but when the works done its rewarding & satisfying.
Biggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5922 times:
Lived at the south end of Southampton Airport ,rode my bike to watch the aircraft sometimes and became friends with some spotters.Rest is history..
Ironically my dad was a car mechanic and always fiddling with cars,but I was always into aviation and couldn't care less about cars.But after 25+ years in aviation,I'm now into cars and racing as my hobby and aviation is just a job.
My mum has called me Biggles since I was 12 .
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5915 times:
I wish I knew!! It started as a kid, going with family to LHR to see a cousin off on a trip to Columbia, South Carolina via NYC. I loved all the goings-on in T3 and going up onto the roof of the Queens Building to watch his Pan Am 747 lift off the runway and make a slow climb into the wide blue yonder! Growing up in Battersea, south London meant that planes would be going overhead all day long on their approach into LHR - I couldn't take my eyes off them, and to see them up close at the airport was just too much! It fascinated me from that first airport visit, and continues to do so to this day.
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
OzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5842 times:
I think I might be genetically pre-disposed to liking aviation When I was born my Dad was working as a pilot for the Cessna distributor in Australia, so I've been around aircraft since before I can remember and many of my earliest memories are of aircraft, including going to the local aerodrome with Dad (after we'd moved from Sydney to the bush) to watch the Fokker Friendship service come in. I'm no psychologist but I guess that when I'm working on aircraft I'm a child again, standing with my Dad (who died when I was in my teens). I cannot concieve of doing anything other than aircraft maintenance for a living; I even do it in my spare time, working on vintage aircraft and warbirds, so you could say I am getting paid to do something I would happily do for free.
Oh, and I love being airborne too, going someplace new or seeing something from above, revelling in the physics of flight, the sheer beauty of flying between cu-nims on a bright moonlit night, the city lights.... anyone who comes to Sydney MUST take a night flight over the harbour. You can book a seat on a DC-3 and sip champagne while admiring the view. How good is that?!
Monty Python's Flying Circus has nothing to do with aviation, except perhaps for Management personnel.