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Airline / Airport Geek...I Admit It  
User currently offlineOrdndfw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Anyone else admit to being an aviation geek?

32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

I think that honor comes with a screenname on this site. Big grin


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12836 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

I will happly add my name to the list. Every one has different hobbys and my hobby is aviation

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2327 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Exactly... that's all it is, a hobby/interest.

I kept my interest in aviation secret all through school growing up (for fear of being branded a 'geek')... although when I got to college, I finally "came out of the hangar", so to speak, and everybody thought it was cool. It's no different from being a sports nut or an automotive nut.

What's more, my friends started bringing me postcards and timetables any time they traveled. My timetable collection grew considerably as a result of 'going public'!

User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3846 times:
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I am a airplane nut/geek and proud of it. Greetings my brothers!!!! Big thumbs up


"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
User currently offlineLucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Yeah, count me in. Any of you fly a lot as a little kid? That's where I was bitten by the bug. Still is one of the coolest experiences.

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User currently offlineFrontierA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

I think that honor comes with a screenname on this site.

LOL, I agree with that.

Yeah I am, Have been since i was a little kid.


A Whole different Animal!
User currently offlineJetChaser From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

aviation geek could be a little harsh but I know I need help. No AA Meetings around here. That's Aviation Anonymous by the way. I think I'm mostly in denial.


User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1373 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

I am very happy to be an airplane and airport geek

God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

at first glance i though futterman wrote this...

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

I'm agreeing with Aa757first here. Big grin

Many people question why I like airliners, but for me I just tell them its the same thing.........it's a passion.  Big thumbs up

"Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour. You will get two approaches for the price of one."
User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 608 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
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Some people collect Butterflies.....others collect tail numbers!

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1880 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

I would like to live in or at the airport. Even though there is no housing AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN or AT the airport. I will have to improvise...

Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
User currently offlineAzmi From Lebanon, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

In my teen years,while other guys took their girlfriends to movies and night clubs,I used to take mine to the airport.

fly all airlines,visit all countries
User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3418 times:


Did you ever wonder why you only had one date with every girl that you took to the airport?  Wink/being sarcastic

I have to confess that I am also a Airplane geet/fanatic. Its always fun to bitch back at people who think that they are know it alls.

I met one guy on saturday night that was trying to impress a girl by trying to explain technical details to her. It was really funny how he was telling her how safe it was to fly over oceans, because if you would have to make an emergency landing, it would be a really soft landing and that no passengers would be injured!!! He became really pissed off when I joined in the conversation and made him look like a fool.

Guess who got the girl?? Big grin

User currently offlineLauda777 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

LOL good one Fritzi!

Gotta love those idiots that have no idea but just talk anyway, I remember this guy at the Avalon Air Show here in Melbourne when I went in 2003.

We were inside a tent looking at models of Boeing and Airbus aircraft when we saw a large (about 2 metre long) model of the A380, there was a couple behind us and the female asked the guy, why is it called AIRBUS??
The reply "because its big and carries lots of people" LOL Big grin

Anyways getting back on the topic, I am an AV geek and proud of it  Big grin

We remind passengers all flights are non smoking, if you are caught smoking you will be asked to sit outside on the wing
User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

I am so much of a aviation geek, that I passed up college at 19 to become a Flight Attendant for a charter company. I traveled to places I never heard of. I don't regret it at all. I swore I would go to college which is what I am doing now. Although I work for a major airline now. My current goal is an MBA from Embry Riddle. When I was in high school I remember going to the United terminal at ORD on Saturdays just to sit in the terminal and watch airplanes. I even managed to get a class field trip to the airport hosted by United airlines. They still had the DC8 back then. The DC10 was king back then. I am not into collecting stuff, just observing is good enough for me.

User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

I'm one!

Got Pan Am Clipper Club, Jupiter Rex, and International Date Line crossing certificates framed in my living room, that I collected of Ebay. And a nice framed Super Constellation over the fire place. God bless my wife, for putting up with the aviation nut she married!

If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

I admit it, I flaunt it, I love it. I AM A AVIATION GEEK. I have actually flown
a flight on Flight Sim 2002 from JFK to LHR.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 65
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

I think I seemed less like a geek the first time I took a girl for a ride in an airplane. She thought it was cool. Told me so later. Twice.

Less still the first time I took one up in a jet.

Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

The time I spend on this site alone would probally classify me as one.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

When old ladies like lighthouses, it's a hobby.

When people would litterally kill for their favorite football/soccer/rugby/baseball/basketball/hockey/NASCAR (etc, etc, etc) jersey or jacket, it's fanaticism.

When someone collects expensive wine, it's an avocation.

When someone has a shoe collection that would rival Imelda Marcos, they're "fashionable".

When you watch sci-fi and would like nothing better than to sit at the end of a runway and watch planes all day, you're a geek.


Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

I actually prefer the term "Avnerd" to Geek. I have been known to go to the airport with a mate and enough food to survive the day, and spend about 8 hours there.


User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

I don't see myself as a geek. Even though I may spend several hours here almost every day. I see myself as a guy with a HUGE interest in aviation, don't think you are a geek just because you love aviation.

And like Elwood64151 said, why are you a geek when it comes to sci-fi and aviation etc? But when you have an interest in other categories like the ones mentioned above you are fashionable or it's a hobby (just examples).

Personally I think aviation is quite masculine, and I don't feel embarrassed telling a girl about my interest. I've told several girls about it, one of them was impressed by Aviation Photography, the other one thought it was very cool that I wanted to become a pilot.

If the word 'geek' would apply to all of those who have a huge interest in something, then I guess I am a geek.


P.S - My grammar may be incorrect, it's late and I'm tired.

[Edited 2004-01-21 01:48:36]

It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Hi IM Michael and IM and aviation-holic  Smile

Globally Yours
25 NWDC10 : I guess i don't care if someone considers me strange. But i'll tell ya something. When i use to roam around Sea-Tac, i use to consider the airline ind
26 Post contains images Santosdumont : Count me in! No apologies.
27 Post contains images Boeing nut : (nervously walking up to the podium.......... ahem) Hello, my name is Boeing Nut. "Hi Boeing Nut!" Um, I've been an airliner/airport geek all my life.
28 Airlinebiznut : Yes......I am one too! I used to hang out at Washington National Airport when I was 8 years old having arrived using the subway with my cousin of the
29 Post contains images BMAbound : Yes, I am a fanatic too... Just gotta add one thing to the discussion. I once heard a guy say (to another person) that in case of a complete loss of e
30 SlamClick : Anybody ever seen the email about whether it is better to be a jock or a nerd? It uses Michael Jordan and Bill Gates for examples. Describes how MJ wi
31 BR715-A1-30 : Count me in dude. All of us here are "AVNerds" But we also have the bad guys out there called "AVDicks" A.K.A. Airport Cops, and Tom Ridge.
32 GlobeTrekker : I was four when I got my first toy airplane and from then on I was completely hooked. I fell in love with aviation. Am I an aviation geek? Oh yeah, an
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