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Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?  
User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

I cannot remember my 1st, I was still an infant. But the first one I do remember was when I was about 5 or so. It was a 747 BOS-ORD-SFO on AA. I remember my dad getting drunk in the upstairs lounge.

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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

Yep sure do..

My first ever flight was in G-BWGT and lasted 1 hour! Back when i was 16!

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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

Certainly!  Smile

I was 12... I flew CPH-LCA with a Maersk Air B737-500, alllll the way back in 1998. Of course, i had a windowseat and all  hearts 

Nice 4 hr flight- Maersk Air also offered food back then  Silly


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3642 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
I was still an infant

Same here, I was 4 months old. May 1991 An AC A320 from YYZ-YQR.



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User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Indeed!

My first flight was in a glider - no engine - no noise but the wind. Truly amazing. I then flew in many many military aircraft but my first 'commercial' flight was aboard a Boeing 707 - absolutely lovely.

I remember them well.

There is 1 'first' flight that I have yet to make - and I don't know why I haven't done it. I want to fly in a DC3. Yes - it's one of my dreams.


Cheers!
Len



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

LHR -> YYZ, AC 767. I was 19.

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Absolutely, though I couldn't tell you the exact plane. I was four, my grandparents took me to the local GA field and chartered a plane for an hours sightseeing trip. It was a tail dragger and between them, me and the pilots, there were no extra seats.

My first commercial flight was on an AA 727 from ELP to DAL, connecting to TPA, June of 71.



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Sure. FLL-LGA, Eastern Airlines, L-1011, July 1986. I was three, going on four...


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4823 times:
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Not sure if remember is the right word, but it was NCL-LHR in July 1971 on a Northeast Trident.


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User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

Unfortunately don't remember my first flight as I was only a few months old. I only know which a/c I went on as of family photo's  Silly


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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Yes.
September 1983. World Airways DC-10-30, BWI-MCI-OAK. Was a great flight on a great airplane. That was back in the day when we got a full meal, on each leg of the flight! Transcon, back and forth, with four meals!
I must confess, that mt BWI-OAK trip was much nicer than on the way back. I was seated at the window on the way out, with only one other person in a 3x seating. On the way back, on the OAK-MCI leg, I was in the middle, stuck between a very quiet woman, and a large, smelly guy. I'm glad he got off in MCI. Then I got to move to the window!

Russ



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User currently offlineBill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

My first flight was on a BEA Hawker Siddely Trident 1 from GLA-LHR in 1971.Even back then we were in the hold for what seemed like ages,but I remember never wanting the flight to end!


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

Supposedly my first flight was on F9 732...

First flight that I remember was a DL 722 HLN-SLC...and boy was it a blast...


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

June 1970 on a Air West F-27 from SFO-CIC-RDD-LMT. What a comfortable plane for regional service. Another thing I remember is that they left one engine running at each stop.

User currently offlineSP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

It was April 21st, 1989. I believe I was 5 3/4 years old at the time. China Airlines 747-200 from HKG-TEP-ANC-JFK. My first impression when I got to NYC, where have all the bicycles gone?  Confused

User currently offlineSkyjet06 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

I can't remember mine, since I was only around 8 months old. But I know that it was on either AA or UA and from LAX-IAD. The first flight that I can remember was on US flying to DCA when I was four years old.

User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

Maybe 12 or so years ago on a flight from LAX to Orlando to go to Disney World. It was on United on some widebody (I THINK DC-10) and there is a picture of me sitting in the middle seat of the middle section with one of the most uneasy looks ever on my face. The irony is that I'm now starting my senior year at Embry-Riddle with almost 200 hours flight time and I'm going to be applying to the Coast Guard with hopes of flying for them.


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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

My first was in early 1980 when I was 3....

BDL area to LAX area (specifcally to Torrance, CA)

Don't remember anything about it myself, but my Mom tells a story where I somehow wandered away from her in coach (she was pregnant with my sister at the time and gets motion sickness under normal circumstances, so she was hopped up on the dramamine). Well, I walked up into first class, and snatched a piece of steak off of some guy's plate. I understand the guy laughed when I did it!



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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 17):
BDL area to LAX area (specifcally to Torrance, CA)

You flew into Torrance or... into LAX then drove to torrance?



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User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

January 1968, United DC-8 flew MKE -LAX , also was the first time in mexi-forn-ya too. Two weeks in the wintertime was a nice break. Did it every year from '68 to '92.

User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 18):

Flew to one of the LA area airports and drove to Torrance... I don't remember specifically which one, nobody in my family remembers either.

Sorry if that came off confusing...



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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4753 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 20):
Flew to one of the LA area airports and drove to Torrance... I don't remember specifically which one, nobody in my family remembers either.

Sorry if that came off confusing...

haha, no problem. I dont know if you remember Torrance airport or not but I dont think that anything that would have a "Coach" class has ever flown into there  Smile



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User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 544 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

First flight MAN-LIN British Airways May 1995

User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

When I was 9 my father was still working at Grumman and I would go to work with him sometimes on the weekend. My first flight happened on Saturday when my father was asked by a test pilot if it was okay for me to go on a ride in an F-14 (I was too young to remember which sub-type). My first ride was Calverton to Norfolk in an F-14!!!!


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User currently offlineN8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

The first airplane I was ever on was a Pan Am 747 from SFO, maybe going to LHR, but I don't remember it at all, as I was too young. The first flight I actually remember being on was a UA 747-122 from SFO to HNL.

Chris



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25 Vasu : Not at all! I was 18 months old and flying in a British Airways SkyCot from LHR to BOM! This was in 1989... would the plane have been a 741 or a 742?
26 Cory6188 : Considering that most of a.net member base is relatively young, I would think that the large majority of individuals here on a.net were too young on t
27 WildcatYXU : I remember my first flight very easily, since it was only 10 years ago... OK ATR 72 from BTS to PRG, then OK ATR 42 PRG to AMS.. However, it wasn't th
28 Chrisjake : December 1975 United DC-10 Friendship CLE-TPA-CLE chris
29 ACDC8 : First flight I remember, was when I was still a wee lad. Flew from DUS-YYZ on an Air Canada DC-8, hence my user name.
30 Jeremy : Most parts of it. I was 6 years old and it was 1978. The routing was LAX-SFO, SFO-RNO, RNO-SFO, SFO-LAX on Western. All legs were on a B-727-200. Here
31 BowflexBrennan : March 2002, Pearson International (YYZ) - Josi Marti International (HAV). Skyservice Airbus A320-231, C-FRAR
32 QFA380 : Unfortunately I can't, though I was about 1 year old and it was a scenic flight around my home airport CFS in a DC-3. I have pics which I'm happy abou
33 UALramperORD : Mine was a UA 737-200 ORD-IAD then on to MCO. June 92.
34 AF1624 : I cannot remember my first flight because I was 3 months and two weeks old. I guess that's why I'm fanatic about airplanes. My mother lived in France
35 Vtdl : Of course. NW DC-10 from KUL to LAX with stop-over at HKG and ANC.
36 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Mine was LHR-MLA on Air Malta with a Boeing 707-300, I wish I could have enjoyed it fully but was only 10 months old and spent most of it crying accor
37 MechEngineer : MUC to Sofia in Summer 1975, with Lufthansa. Can't have been anything else than a 737. On the way back the bloke next to me gave me a black olive pret
38 Post contains links and images Crjflyer35 : 1988, when I was 4 or 5, I flew DTW to LGW with a fuel stop in Bangor, Maine on this beast. >View Large View MediumPhoto © Alex Schäfer I rememb
39 YULYMX : Summer 1978 was 12 then... YUL-YVR AC DC8 stretch as they said in those days... Smoking section... Very smoky awful....
40 TPAnx : Yup, a flight from a grass strip in Simsbury, Connecticut when I was eight or nine with a family friend at the controls of a then-old Piper Cub. I've
41 ZKEOJ : Like yours, my first flights were as infant on the Noratlas (German Air Force) between Portugal and Germany. But I vividly remember my first commercia
42 EMAlad : I was 15 and flew on a chatered Concorde G BOAF from EMA out into the Atlantic, Bay of Biscay and then into LHR. Was brill. Shortly followed by a flig
43 Ordryan28 : hahaha My first one was when i was about 12 or so (I know, late bloomer) AirTran MDW-ATL-MEM on a DC-9-32 -Ryan
44 Swissgabe : I remember when I boarded the Swissair A310 from ZRH to LHR back in 1986. I also remember having seen a castle while approach on LHR. Can't remember w
45 Dimoko : first flight was on Eastern airlines, a DC-9, i was 8 or 9 at the time, CLE to ATL and then to Fort myers
46 Post contains images MattRB : Nope. I, like the OP, was but a few weeks old when I took my first flight to YYB on an AC DC-9 (I think) The first flight I can remember taking was YY
47 Tango29 : I can still remember bits of my first flight even though i was only 5 years of age at the time, it was on an air malta boeing 720 from dublin to luqa,
48 RichardPrice : My first flight was at an openday at RAF Lyneham, where they took people up in C-130s for short flights. I was about 6 I guess. Theres nothing like st
49 DesertAir : TWA SFO-JFK on a 747 and then onto Milano on a 707. This was in 1971..I was in high school.
50 I530j : I was an infant like the thread starter and it was MCO-BOS I'm pretty sure dont know the airline or aircraft but I had to go to BOS for surgery.
51 FlyMatt2Bermud : July 1964 Piedmont Convair 580 CVG-LEX. We had spent the last day of our Summer vacation watching Allegheny, North Central, Piedmont, Republic, and TW
52 Tsaord : 1992 or 93, I think I flew UA ORD-PHX-ORD to visit family. I had to be about 11 and it was my first time on a plane. I remember sitting on the tarmac
53 Sarah : Not my first flights, but two in particular taken as a child stand out. As a four-year old flying back to Canada from SUV through either LAX or SFO, I
54 Jetflyer : My first flight was LHR-CDG on an AF A320 and I remember it well especially seeing as my sister vomited all over everybody. I was about 5 at this time
55 Alfa75 : Who doesn't? I am sure there are some groups that have sightseeing flights with them. There is a group in Georgia called the Flying Tigers, I think t
56 Lucky42 : Nov 1975 ..EWR-DCA Eastern 727-100...11yrs old....my next flt would be until I was 15 Icelandic Airlines DC-10 JFK-KEF-LUX. They did not have the 10 f
57 777ER : No I can't remember my first flight. Apparantly I was six months old and it was on an NZ B732, but I can remember my first flight by myself, I was 14
58 KBFIspotter : Wow... Sounds like you had some awesome luck! When I was 8, I attended the McChord AFB airshow just outside Seattle with a family friend (He was the
59 Shamrock350 : I can't remember my first flight because I was only a few months old. The first flight that I can remember was DUB-LHR with Aer Lingus it was a Boeing
60 Post contains images Thepilot : I cannot remember mine, but it was an NW 742 from SEA-HNL. We had to dump fuel and turn around because of an electrical problem. It was 1989, and I wa
61 N911ME : My first flight was in the EAA Tri-Motor on my 16th birthday.....I can still remember the feeling of those three P&W R985's revving up for takeoff - G
62 Erikgnoha : What a nice thread. Yes I can remember it. It was an Aserca Airlines flight between BLA (Barcelona,Venezuela) and VLN (Valencia, Venezuela). The plane
63 N231YE : I remember parts of it, mainly the takeoff. I was only eight, and it was a connection flight on a Delta Airlines MD-88 from KCLE to KCVG. After that,
64 WeAreUnited : UA DC-10 from LAX to PDX!!! I was up in First Class sitting right next to my older brother. I remember I kept closing the window shade (because of cou
65 KSYR : I don't remember my first flight, but I am told it was on a Delta L1011 from LAX or DFW to HNL. I remember a flight from my short stint in HNL however
66 Post contains links and images 777 : I cannot remember my first flight because at that time (1969) I was only 6 weeks old!!! It was a GOA-FCO-CTA operated by AZ with this beauty... View L
67 Alphafloor : No I don't remember it. My first flight was SCL-EZE on a B707 AF and I don't remember as I was 2 years old...
68 Wingflaps : August 1975 from Lydd to Beauvais on a Dan Air Viscount - I was 7 years old. In those days Dan Air served London to Paris by coach from Victoria Bus S
69 Gunsontheroof : Nope. It was SEA-OAK on an AS 727 back in 1985 or 1986 when I was one or two years old. I at least know I was old enough to walk, because I ran up and
70 Thatplaneguy : My first flight was on a British Caledonian Airways Boeing B707-300 from Las Palmas to London Gatwick back in 1973. I remember those days too...still
71 AY104 : 1957. UAL from YVR-LAX Routing as follows: first flight YVR-BLI-SEA UA second flight SEA-PDX-OAK-SFO-LAX UA (this was called a coach flight) third fli
72 OhBoyIFly : I was around 17 years old, first flight was from Gatwick (i think) to Rimmini, cant remember the name of the airline, was one of the first or early ch
73 Post contains images HUYguy : Mine would have been 1989. I can't remember any of it because I was only 2 weeks old. It was a military plane from Gibraltar to Brize Norton, my mum a
74 Post contains images Buck3y3nut : I think I remember a flight (although it wasn't my first). In 1989 my family moved to USA and I believe we flew Pan-Am. Could be wrong though. I defin
75 Post contains links and images Mfricke : I will never forget my first flight(s). I was in 6th grade, and on May 12, 1983, we flew to Sacramento to visit the state capitol for the day. I flew
76 ADXMatt : I was 7 or 8 years old and my grandfather took me to Disney World... Eastern L1011 Tri Star JFK-MCO National Airlines MCO-JFK..... narrow body don't r
77 Post contains images Jetmatt777 : I can't remember my first flight, I was an infant, it was AS OKC-DEN-SEA, then UA SEA-SFO. We were visiting family in Seattle and we were taking a vac
78 JLDWC : oo yea...Spirit Airlines MD-80 EWR-MCO, October of 2000.....supposely my parents say we were on a CO DC9 EWR-AUA in 88' but i was only a couple months
79 Post contains images Bnamaxx : When I was a kid, my dad belonged to a flying club and I got to go up in Cessna 172's alot. Commercially, summer 1970. TWA BNA-STL-LAX and back, non-r
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