Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3382 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'!
Fritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2920 times:
Did you ever wonder why you only had one date with every girl that you took to the airport?
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.
Lauda777 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2891 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
Anyways getting back on the topic, I am an AV geek and proud of it
We remind passengers all flights are non smoking, if you are caught smoking you will be asked to sit outside on the wing
Jafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2820 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.
TriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
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.
MerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2532 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.