Christeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4008 times:
My first ever flight! This day mean so much to me as this day 10 years ago, was the day that turned my whole life in a whole new direction. I knew there and then that I belonged home in aviation. I was only 12, and I knew for sure that I wanted to fly or work with these big machines. I don't know why, but I feel so "at home" at airports and around aircrafts. I had never even been out of Scandinavia, and our flights this day was FBU-LHR-LAX-HNL! What a day! I was soooo excited I hardly slept that night and I slept about 4 hours all together from Norway to Hawaii.
Here are the aircrafts that I was on. Some of you might think it's silly of me posting this, but it means a lot to me, so why not
FBU-LHR = G-BIKR
LHR-LAX = G-VFAB
LAX-HNL = N716DA
And then whilst being in Hawaii, I learnt about TWA800 and I was terrified flying home on a DC-10 and a B747-200.
AlanCHS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
Last December 18 was the 40th anninversary of my first flight. I was only
eight weeks old so I have no memories. December 18, 1965 the family left Columbia, SC and went to Tainan, Taiwan thanks to the USAF.
We took a bus to Travis AFB, CA and then departed on a MAC Charter flight stopping in Honolulu, Andersen AB, Guam; Clark AB, Philippines; and finally landed at Taipei. It was my mother's first flight as well, not bad for having to
drag an infant and my 2 siblings.