CurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4424 times:
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.
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4414 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.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
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!
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
Skyjet06 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4373 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.
FlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4371 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.
Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4370 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!
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2808 posts, RR: 7 Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4326 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!!!!
N8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 9 Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4321 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.
Don't blame me, I don't work here...
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 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