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The Plane You Teethed On And The One You'll Die To  
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5317 times:

What are the planes that gave you your first inspiration to become an aviation enthusiast. Which planes have you paid close attention to the development of and final production, and which airplane can you speculate will be the last one off the line when you die?

Personally,

My plane that got me interested:

The Delta Lockheed L-1011.

My first Widebody: Delta 767-200

My first "From Dream to Reality" plane: The 777

And finally, the last plane I'll see: The Successor to the 777/A380

UAL747

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User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2109 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5292 times:

The plane that I was riding when I decided I wanted to become an airline pilot was a DC-8. Never became an airline pilot but I was only 5 when I rode that DC-8.


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
My plane that got me interested:

KLM 747-300 (i was 11)

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
My first Widebody

SAS DC-10 (i was 5)

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
My first "From Dream to Reality" plane

(A380)

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
And finally, the last plane I'll see

787 successor!


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

I love the DC-10...probably my favorite plane as a kid.

The 777 will always have a place for me, though...from the rollout ceremony to watching the first flight...love it.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2109 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Quote:
And finally, the last plane I'll see: The Successor to the 777/A380

Huh? You're 21-25 years old. You don't plan on living much longer?

Someone got the number for a suicide hotline?

[Edited 2006-01-13 00:28:05]


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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2643 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5233 times:
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Plane that inspired me: Tu-134

Favorite plane: Tu-134

Plane I pay close attention to(recent): A-380, Tu-334

Last plane I'll see: Successor to the successor of the A-380?


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

My plane that got me interested: FedEx's corp Challengers

My first Widebody: TWA L1011

My first "From Dream to Reality" plane: I'd say A380, didn't know anything about the 777 as I was too little.

And finally, the last plane I'll see: Concorde's successor's successor  Wink


User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

The old UAL 727's. The white paint scheme. What a beautiful bird.

I don't care what direction aviation is going, it has been pretty cool so far. Smile


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26718 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

There are 3 planes that inspired me, all 747s. They are United's 747s in the Saul Bass (white with colored stripes) scheme, PanAm and Lufthansa.

My first widebody was a Continental DC-10-10 out of ONT

My from dream to reality plane is hard to tell, probably the 744 more than anything

I hope the last plane I see is still a 747.



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User currently offlineBNAflyer78 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

The two planes that lured me into aviation were the 727 and MD-80. I still get giddy when I ear the whine of the 727 around the airport, or look up to see one on final....too bad they are disappearing so quickly.

First widebody: Eastern A300

Dream to reality aircraft were the A320 & 777

And who knows where aviation will go in the future...I just hope I'm around to see it!



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

Concorde. I remember seeing it in a magazine, featured in a Benson & Hedges advertisement. My parents were very concerned that their 4 year old had a cigarette advertisement taped to the wall next to his bed. The interest grew from there.

Bit less inspiring now that there are none flying. And I think in my teens was more excited about B747


User currently offlineGrantcv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

The planes that first inspired me:

The planes that inspired me:

707 - My uncle taught me how to draw it
727 - The first plane that I flew on - and it went into service the day I was born.
747 - I was so excited to see it in second grade I left my classroom to see it fly overhead. (And I was present at the 744 premiere event)

My first widebody: A300B2K

From dream to reality: B757/B767

The last plane I hope to see (although not likely): A true successor to the Concorde.


User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

American Airlines 727, flown from DAY to ORD, and then ORD to TUS. Oh baby... I think I was six at the time.


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5097 times:

First actual flight: Frontier 732 BIL-HLN. Or so my parents say...I think I was 1.

First remembered flight: My favorite aircraft to this day: DL 727 HLN-SLC

First Widebody: DL L-1011 SLC-CVG

Dream to Reality: 777

I could go on and on about my firsts on a/c...but I suppose thats for a different thread...


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

I hate to show my age here but here we go..

Started my interest...TWA Connies and Braniff Convairs
Got me HOT....Continental Viscounts (the noise)..then camethe jets(more noise)
I still love......DC 9...Its sounds like the past(60's).
Like to die on....regress back to ..........the Connie.... not in a wreck..just die on it.  weeping  safe



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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5056 times:

Started Interst-Probably the trijets (I was very young)
First Widebody-767-200ER
From Dream to reality-A340-500
Last Plane I'll see-Sucessor to the sucessor to the sucessor of the A350 or 787.



From YVR
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5713 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

Letsee:

Plane that got me interested:

Western 727-200 in the white and red Flying W scheme.

First widebody:

Northeastern (ex-LH) A300-B2?

Favorite widebody:

Continental DC-10 in the black Meatball scheme.

Favorite plane nowadays:

Homeric International A330-200/Continental 777-200 N70006 (Robert F.Six)

Plane I'd like to be buried in:

 hearts  Western 737-300 N3301 "Larry Lee"

Plane I'd like to keep flying on:

A330-200's and A318's



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

If it doesn't have props it ain't nuthin.

Convair 440 for sure, Martin 404 a close second.

Had a ride on a Constellation one time in revenue service back around 1967. Good stuff there, but the CV440 really does it for me.


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1901 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

First of all, I want to share this pic with you guys, very bad quality since its 19 years old and I don't have a scanner:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/8968/a0065eh.jpg
That guy over there is my dad, holding a Viasa airplane in one hand, and in the other arm, he was holding ME! one day after I was born!!! bouncy  So, you guys have a clear reason of why I like airplanes, dont yaall?

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
My plane that got me interested:

Boeing 747

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
My first Widebody:

The MD-11

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
My first "From Dream to Reality" plane

The MD-11 and then the 757

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
And finally, the last plane I'll see

The 797  Smile and ofcourse, any airplane dressed in my future airline  Wink



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineEADC8 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5021 times:

Have to chime in on this one.

First flight was an Eastern DC-8 JFK-HOU (I think) in 1968. I was only 3 at the time so I don't remember much about it.

The one that started it all was an Eastern 727-200 in 1972. EWR-IAH. I was 7 at the time and I remember walking into the cabin and thinking that I was going on some kind of spaceship. It is an image that will be burned into my brain until the day I die. We sat all the way at the back of the plane with the engine right outside the window. We stopped at DUL enroute due to fuel issues and I will never forget hearing that reverse thrust. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

My first widebody was a Delta L-1011 in November 1977. EWR-ATL-IAH. FL#1115. Sat in coach but in front of the #3 engine, so I got to hear that widebody whine on takeoff from inside. I thought that was the coolest thing ever too.
Flew on my first DC-10 on the same trip. National 182. IAH-MSY-TPA enroute to what was them FMY. (Fort Meyers)

Planes I hope to be on before the end? Well, the 777 is a must, and hopefully the A-380, or what ever else the future may hold.



721 722 731 732 733 73G 741 742 744 752 753 762 764 DC8 DC9 MD80 DC10 L1011 A300 A319 A320 A332
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

First Intrest: The "3d" game that was Flight Simulator for Windows 3.1
First Widebody: CO DC-10
First Dream to Reality: 777/A380

Last plane I hope I see: The retirement of the last 747... what a gem



Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 20):
Last plane I hope I see: The retirement of the last 747... what a gem

I think there will be many tears wept on that day. I pray not to be around when it happens...


User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

First flight; my enlistment in the US Army...Delta L-1011 SEA to ATL..then a Delta 737 to Columbia, S.C..and a bus to Ft. Jackson...at 17 1/2 yrs old....Then jumping out of Herky birds at Ft. Benning


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User currently offlineZChannel From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

Planes that got me interested? The Hughes Airwest "Flying Bananas" going in and out of Burbank back in the day. For some reason, the idea of an all yellow airplane really struck a chord with this kid. After that, I was hooked.

First remembered flight: UA routing LAX-DEN-FWA in the early eighties. LAX to DEN was a 727, but I don't remember what the DEN-FWA flight was. I would guess it was probably another 727. Someone here probably knows what plane UA used to put on that route.

First widebody? A UA 747 routing LAX-ORD while in utero in the mid seventies. My mother was sure it was a 747 because she said it was a continuation of a flight from Hawaii and Mahi-Mahi was served. Apparently the plane hit severe turbulence and my old man got really airsick. The first widebody I remember was a DL 767 (can't remember which series) routing CVG-LAX. Happy to say I did get to fly the L-1011 once (also DL equipment) from ATL-LAX.

Favorite plane: I would have to say the 757, although I think the 777 is a magnificent machine. It amazes me the 777 can squeeze so much range out of just two engines (and I did got to fly one DFW-LAX on AA in first class. Quite an experience for someone who usually sits towards the back of the bus)...



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User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1570 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

Umm...I rode on my grandfathers lap, left seat on a Air India 742 just a few months after I was born. I am pretty sure that is what did it for me!!!


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25 Slovacek747 : Southwest 737... man great memories Slovacek747
26 Post contains images CPH757 : I thought that you would go for an Airbus
27 AF773 : I don't remember my first flight as I apparently was only 2 months old. With my parents we use to fly every weekend ORY-TLN on IT before it was part o
28 JamesJimlb : the jet that got me started was the concord. i bought this video from nova and watched it like 55 times. the jet i hope to see before i die a stealth
29 Highpeaklad : My first was a big pink BAC 1-11 , seems to have scarred me for life ! Don't want to think about what might be last. Chris
30 NHGrafx : Thats a good question, because I have been one since I was 2 years old. My parents told when I was 2, I pointed at every airplane and got excited abo
31 Skydrol : Plane that started my interest: Boeing 727 1st widebody: Boeing 747-100 Dream to reality: Boeing 767 One I will 'die to': Always considered a plane c
32 Argonaut : I was waiting for another crinkly to show up! Now I won't be so embarrassed to tell you my first was a Canadair C-4 "Argonaut" (check my handle) of B
33 DesertAir : My first flight was on a TWA 747 SFO-JFK in 1971. I knew from that moment I was in love with flying, airliners and airlines.
34 Gemuser : Plane that grabed my intrest and first flight: ANA (Australian National Airlines) DC4 First wide body: UTA DC-10-30 Dream to reality: B727-100 not cal
35 Post contains images MD11junkie : VASP MD-11 Pan American World Airways 747-100 (I was 5 years old) Delta MD-11 Airbus A350 (or A340-600E) Cheers! Gastón - The MD11 Junkie
36 Varig_dc10 : Plane That Go Me Interested: British Airways Concorde First Widebody: Varig DC-10 First From 'Dream To Reality' Plane: A380 - When I Fly On It The Las
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