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User currently offlineJon From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

- You pay the parking fee at an airport just to do some spotting of aircraft.
- You glance at your toothpaste tube out of your peripheral vision and think about an aircraft fuselage.
- You dream about taking a trip to St. Maarten, not just for the beaches, but to be on THE beach that is in the approach path of the airport there.
- You dream about taking a vacation in Arizona USA so you can go to the "Airplane Graveyard" there.
- You add "www.airliners.net" to your favorites/bookmark list in your browser.
You fill in the rest!

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User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

-You look at a clock at 7:27(for example)and think about the plane.
-You ask"Does anyone have any safety cards to trade?"
-You look at online schedules just to see what type of plane is used on a certain route.
-You sit around at the airport with your nose in a chain link fence all day.
-You get harrased about taking pictures by airport security.
-You run outside every time you hear a jet of prop above your house.
-You spend all your time at the airport or posting to these boards.

The list could go on and on.

User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

-When Someone says tehy are going on a trip, you don't ask them where first, but if they can steal you a safety card.
-You would risk your life to get on a plane's last flight.
- You'd drive your parents and friends crazy with all of your knowledge.
-The airport security knows you on a first name basis, as well as the garage attendants.
- You'd stop your car in the middle of the expressway if you saw a 747 fly overhead.

The list continues...

User currently offlineSS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

- You read the posts at airliners.net forum, and agree with all the answers to the Topic "You Know You're An Aviation Fan When..."  


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Scary thing is I do most of that.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7906 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

-You can identify airline and airliner when the plane is at 5000'
-You know that SVO is Moscow, YYZ is Toronto, and MCI is Kansas City
-You book flights just to fly a new type
-Before your flight you are lined up with the 5 year olds looking at the action on the tarmac. (some things never change  )
-You don't mind a 2 hour layover, more time to spot.
-Your friend's think you are weird
-When driving down I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson you have to stop yourself from getting off the freeway to swing by the Marana graveyard.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDeltaAgent From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

-You eat at the restaurants at the airport even though the same restaurant is only 3 miles from your house.
-You think the airport lookout is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon (and sometimes evening  )
-You search out meal flights because you like airline food.
-You consider a city visited if you were only there for 2 hours and never left airport property.
-You consider airport malls a great way to get gift shopping done.
-You can't think of a day in the last month that you were not at the airport for some reason.
-You always volunteer to pick up someone at the airport just to see the planes there.
-You have ever rear-ended someone because you were distracted watching the planes on final approach. (Yes this happened to me!)

Delta Agent  

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

-You have a tan from spotting

-You have inflicted personal pain just to get closer to the runway

-You consider damages to your vechile worthwhile if you get to a better spot

-Many hours are spent studying maps and pictures to find good spots.

-Most of the miles on your car are from going spotting

-You buy an aviation calendar just for the 12 nice posters photos

-You buy clothes based on what camera gear they can hold

-You consider a girl that can stand going to the airport is a gift from god

-You have built spotting towers for better views

-In your stereo is a CD with aircraft sounds

-You buy admission to a movie just because there was an aircraft in the ad

-Whenever an aircraft is spotted you instantly spit out the operator, type, and various other info

-You know the taxiiways at your local airport better than the streets of town

oh, I could go on and on... (came up with this list from personal experiences in the last month or so...)

User currently offlineSouthern From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

- You eat airline food for lunch
- You set up your very own URL on Commercial Aviation

User currently offlineCopper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

The hotel you choose for your vacation is selected on time to the airport as opposed to the price.

Every vacation you go on means leaving the wife ( and kids ) alone at the hotel while you " check out the quickest route to the airport " for the trip home.

When your wife tells all your friends you are interested in cockpits and she then goes on to explain she wishes it was her's you were interested in.

When every sunny day that you have to spend at work makes you think, " what a great day to have gone to the airport ". ( of course it rains by the time you are on days off )

Putting up with a great deal of " personal discomfort " because the one plane you need to shoot is half an hour late or you just can't bring yourself to leave because you might miss something of interest.

Continuing to smile when some muscle head moron trys to impress his girlfriend with his " knowledge " of all things aviation when he knows squat.

When you would rather go to the airport than have sex. ( the airport lasts alot longer )


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1541 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

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User currently offlineDnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

The opening page on your browser is Sexy Stewardess's

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

sadly,i have a habit of all of those(thank god my both of my parent's have sunroofs to their cars) and i am too young to drive!
-when your girlfriend,bestfriend or anyone gets back from a big vacation and all you do is ask about what type(s) of aircraft,what airline(s),what class(es),how was the meal,was it ontime,time of flights,(i do that all the time)
-when you go to the airport to pick up someone but you went only to see airplanes
-when you are not satisfied untill you get a window seat
-if you are willing to fly coach only because first or business did not have any window seats available
-when you ask flight attendants about the airline's future
-when you are willing to pay to have the opportunity to visit the cockpit.
-when you are willing to walk down 10+ gates only to see the 747
-when ever you go to the airline ticket counter and ask for a timetable/luggage tags
I have done all of these(luckily i have never had to pay to visit the cockpit)some or most of the people i know think i am psycho,well thatz their opinion, but when you love aviation,you are willing to do almost anything to see/hear/learn/find info about it. there certainly are more.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineUK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

I do all the things Jon says, (apart from the toothpaste tube).


User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

-Your porn sites only include girls wearing 3-striped airline thongs and barely-dressed captains.
-You see a very sexy, underdressed FA in line at Burger King and you talk to her about the airline, instead of her.
-Flight crews would like to divert your plane to another city to kick you off (you ask too many questions), but they have no valid reason.
-You like turbulence and near-misses.
-Walk your 1000 lb. aunt all around LAX to see every plane in every terminal until the day has ended, or she has collapsed, whatever comes first. (My aunt collapsed first)
-You would buy an international ticket just to get into the terminal.
-The security at the international terminal knows that you don't deliver flowers, pizzas, medical equiptment into the terminal.
-You have been booted off airport property more than once.
-You would risk missing your flight if there was a rare plane down the hall.
-You would be seen in public with airline memorbilia being worn.

I'll think of more...


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

-When you're the only passenger not complaining about the two hour delay.

-When you crash your car on the fwy adjacent the airport because you were trying to identify the planes.

-When you spend more money on camera equipment than you do on rent.

-When you start yelling at a total stranger because he confused a 737 with an A330.

-When you could complete the preflight checklist for your flight's copilot.

-When they've reserved you your own parking space at the airport.

-When your flight has been delayed, the airline offers a different flight, but you'd rather wait 3 hours because you want to fly on THAT plane.

-When you pilfer the silverware form your flight's meal.

-When you have saved enough airline inflight mags to start your own library.

-When you've seen "Airport" so many times you could lip sinc the lines right along with the movie.

-When you've been to the airport McDonald's so many times you have a "usual."


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

--When you were in college and you and your buddies took up a collection for enough gas to go for a drive and it was your turn to pick where to go, you always said the airport. Pretty soon, they stopped taking you.

--When visiting a new city, while your travelling companions check out the museums, you go to the airport

--You think about getting a better powered telescope to watch the planes that fly over your house and tell your friends that it's to look at Venus.

--You go running out of the house in the middle of your favorite tv show with your binoculars to try to see the tail color of a jet flying over your house.

--You often go to the flight tracker website and time when a certain flight will be going through your airspace and actually watch for it.

User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

-You cry when the last flight has departed for the day and their are no more arrivals at your regional airport.

-You take your lunch and eat it while parked in the airport short-term parking lot on your lunch break.

--You're travelling and instead of pulling into the Quicky Mart, you go through the city just to use the bathroom at the airport.

--You've seen all the airplane crash movies on the True stories channel at least twice.

--Anytime there's a major airplane crash, you'd miss work to watch the news.

--You've thought about naming a daughter Cessna.

--Your spouse thinks your having an affair with the airport security guard or the guy at the Delta counter.

User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

You'd Indian wrestle for the window seat just so you can look down and think "neener neener" to all those folks you know are watching you fly over.

User currently offlineL-1011Alpha From Puerto Rico, joined Feb 2000, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (15 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4298 times:

You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

-when your dogs name is BOEING.

-you go up to the roof to "see the planes more close".

-always I have with me my spooting book..
..and in the middle of a traffic jam near the airport I take my spotting book and start to note.

-I tell my sister (live in louisiana) come here to Puerto Rico,just for go to the airport.

-you are in the car but pretending to be in a

Thats all I gotta say!

"For Us, Sky is not the limit.. Its Ground" / L-1011Alpha.
User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (15 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

-Your choice of vacation has to be the city with a big and busy airport. I would rather go to ORD than a tropical island!

-When you hold a 1/200 scale UAL 777 for two hours, pretending to be flying it from DIA to LAX!

-You would walk down 40 gates to see a Tristar.

User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (15 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

you go up to the roof to "see the planes more close".

I thought I was the only one who did that...good one!!!!

User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (15 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

-you've taken part in 1,000,000 Airbus vs. Boeing debates, even with people who think both companies are Sandwich retailers, but you still enjoy it

-you'd even call one of your teachers a British Aerospace bastard if he insulted Boeing

-Your screensaver is 200MB of your best pictures of planes

-Your room's walls are invisible beneath all the civilian airliner posters

-Your friends hate you, your enemies laugh at you and your family denies knowing you, because you stare at the sky like a retard on drugs, hoping optimistically to see a plane

-Your dream job is Professional Plane Admirer

-You write poetry to planes

-You have screamed at Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2 "Please, go to a plane, talk into the micro on the emergency frequency and STOP SHOOTING PEOPLE!"

-Your face begins to have the shape of the camera imprinted

-You read people posting on this forum that they get "a stiffy" from watching a 757 take off, and you sympathize with them (while not exactly agreeing...)

-You feel very embarassed and depressed if you have mistaken a 737-200 for a 737-300 by accident.

User currently offlineL-1011Alpha From Puerto Rico, joined Feb 2000, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (15 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Actually I do that sometimes   !!!

"For Us, Sky is not the limit.. Its Ground" / L-1011Alpha.
User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (15 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

-You can get an orgasm from a 747 takeoff.
-You fall out of your desk everytime a plane flys overhead your school (I do  )
-Your teachers refer you to your counselor for falling out of your desk.
-You have a set of nice 38Gs in front of the airport window and instead of staring, you ask the woman to kindly move, her gigantic breasts are blocking the view of the tarmac.
-You are a suscriber to an aviation magazine.
-You request a seat near the engines because you love the noise...

More to come...


25 Post contains images Trintocan : -you run out of the house every time a plane passes overhead just to see it (even if you know exactly what it is). -you do the same thing at work (!)
26 Mark : You can memorize all of the airlines schedules & flight itineraries, but can't remember what day of the week it is today.
27 Post contains images Ilyushin96M : Heheheh. You know you're an aviation FREAK when: - you pull over in your car on an overpass near SFO in heavy traffic and get out because an Aeroflot
28 Post contains images Samurai 777 : - You can tell what type of aircraft it is just by listening to the roar overhead. - You get goosebumps whenever you hear ATC transmissions. - The peo
29 Autumnsme : -- You're in a minor earthquake and all you can think about is the last trip you took on a DC-9. --You're driving down a busy street near the airport
30 N766UA : Wow...you guys hit the nail on the head.Samurai777 and IL96M especially. I guess I am a freak. Pilots and agents DO know me by name. I hate it when p
31 Post contains images N766UA : And when you plan trips to Arizona to see some old rusty airplanes that can't fly and are all cut up. And also when all of the "favorites" on your co
32 KALB : You bring IFR Charts on board, then ask the flight crew what the flight plan was. In planning a trip, one chooses flight, not because of price, but be
33 EuroFlyer : - When you have a collection of over 100 items, made up from cups, cans, magazines, napkins, forks, knives, salt and pepper packs, etc, all taken from
34 Fanofjets : I'm guilty of pretty much all of the above, except: *I haven't rear-ended the car in front of me (though I have had many a near miss with a highway ba
35 Post contains links Jtb106 : Remember these? http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/211780/
36 Wingman : 1.when Airliners.net is cited in your divorce proceedings as evidence of marital negligence. 2. when you get a call from your company's internet polic
37 SKYTEAM : When you make cabin announcements before you pull out of your driveway.
38 TurboTristar : I too did these, honestly -When you 5 years old, and your 25 year old friend takes you to the airport. Your house is 20 miles away from Lambert STL. Y
39 Post contains images Scotty : When your work colleague comes back from two weeks in Florida and you ask her what airline she flew with When the guy behind goes bananas because you'
40 Blink182 : -when the highlight of your trip was the flight. -when you say "depart" instead of "leave" -when you go to outdoor stadiums only to watch airplanes fl
41 Lh419 : When you actually bought the LH airplane seats at Lufthansa.com a couple of months ago (I didn't, though).
42 Classic707 : Here are a few more. You know you are an aviation fan... You think of Marana as a history museum. You miss a connecting flight to go see a 747 and see
43 SouthwestAir : Copper1 says: When your wife tells all your friends you are interested in Cockpits and she goes on saying how she wishes it was hers You would rather
44 Post contains images Trintocan : One more for you! ..you slow down on the drive to/from the airport in order to time your passage under the approach with the aircraft descending into
45 United 707 : You Know You're An Aviation Fan When: You take a cup from every flight you've been on You ask for a Safety Card from each flight You have a large box
46 Classic707 : Here are a few more, When you draw little jets in the margins of your notebook in class. (guilty) When you design your own British Airways "World Tail
47 Post contains images TropicalSkies : You know you're an airline freak like me when... -You are always watching the clock for airplane designations, 7:57, 1:46, 3:40, 10:11 -You run outsid
48 Corey777 : -You're 5 years old and insist that your toy airport have runway markings and a windsock... -You're playing word assoiciations in your history class a
49 Chucknsteph : When your at a movie and it has airplane scenes and your wife is embarrassed as you constanly critique every plane shot pictured....." what, that's cr
50 SouthwestAir : --You are so desperate to get to the Airport, you take a Transit bus This is just one other thing I would like to add to the list. For the people who
51 Blink182 : -when all your furniture is airplane carpeting,airplane seats etc -when you buy a business class seat instead of a la-z boy -when you dining room/kitc
52 Post contains images TurboTristar : That is so funny. I started laughing in my head when you said about going to the fireworks and 4th of July Fair, and you look up at the airplanes. I d
53 AviationLawyer : You dream of airliners: Last night I had a dream that I flew an American 747-400 from Pittsburgh to JFK (yeah right). My dog was with me and he just s
54 Sforamper : When you d rather buy add ons for your flight sims instead of food, when you are at the terminal and hear someone call an L1011 a DC10 and get discust
55 Post contains images Blink182 : strage,that happened to me. it was a couple of nights ago and I dreamed I was on an Air Canada 757 going from toronto to london(not sure which airport
56 Post contains images AA61hvy : You know your a fan when you can idenfiy the airplanes engine manufacturewithout actually looking at the plane it self. when you know the airports rad
57 Searpqx : Ok, here's one I didn't see..... When you're a kid at the beach and while everyone else was building sand castles, you were building sand int'l airpor
58 Vincent32 : -Even though your a Dividend Miles member you try to fly as many different airlines as possible. -You know what time every airline departs and arrives
59 Boeing747-400 : -when you get an airliner calender, you cut off all the "calender" part and put the airliners pics on your wall -when you've never missed a chance to
60 Classic707 : Here are a few more. When you can tell the difference between a 737-300 and a 737-700 at 30,000ft. When your girlfriend thinks it is romantic when you
61 Killjoy : When someone yelling "Mad dog!" causes you to look up in the air and wonder what they're so worried about, it's just an MD80 - until the mad dog bites
62 Delta15 : When last week you (I) were driving down the highway past lax and a NW DC10 comes right over my head and i stick my whole body out of the car just to
63 Delta15 : When last week you (I) were driving down the highway past lax and a NW DC10 comes right over my head and i stick my whole body out of the car just to
64 Delta15 : When last week you (I) were driving down the highway past lax and a NW DC10 comes right over my head and i stick my whole body out of the car just to
65 L1011Ken : -You buy a $140 Scanner just to listen to ATC -You use your OAG to discern which types are talking to ATC -You rent an apartment directly under the ap
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