Jon From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4595 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!
777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4227 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.
JWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4186 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.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7843 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4117 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
DeltaAgent From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4102 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!)
Copper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4062 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 )
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (15 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4025 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...
JWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4004 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.
Beckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (15 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3993 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.
JWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (15 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3918 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...
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