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10 Years Today Since My First Flight  
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4111 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  Smile

FBU-LHR = G-BIKR
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LHR-LAX = G-VFAB
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LAX-HNL = N716DA
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And then whilst being in Hawaii, I learnt about TWA800 and I was terrified flying home on a DC-10 and a B747-200.


Christel Sinsen Photography
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User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

CONGRATS! great story... so what's in store for the next 10? Are you flight training?

User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

You had a sweet first trip- a 757, 747, and L1011. My first trip was 45 minutes on a 732 and I don't even remember it.


Sic'em Bears
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Quoting PropilotJW (Reply 1):
so what's in store for the next 10? Are you flight training?

No, I'm not flight training. I'm not even working at an airport. But I will within 10 years
 Big grin



Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

I think that most of us aviation freaks remember and cherish our first flight. Non aviation people would think you were silly for posting this, but I think that we A.Nutters should understand.

Congrats on a very special memory.

 thumbsup   thumbsup   thumbsup 



CYMRU AM BYTH / WALES FOREVER
User currently offlineYirmiyahu From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 49 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting Christeljs (Thread starter):
Some of you might think it's silly of me posting this, but it means a lot to me, so why not

It's absolutely not silly. I actually share your sentiments, as of this past June 18th, it has been my 10 year anniversary. My first flight was DTW to AMS on a Boeing 747 with NW.

Thank you for sharing.



Hine Ma Tov Umenayim, Shevet Achim Gam Yachad
User currently offline707lvr From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

I'm with the other guys, though my first flight was quite a ways back. Don't put off getting inside for too long. Good post.

User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Thanks everyone!  Wink


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User currently offlineAlanCHS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3724 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.



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We left Columbia on a Convair and flew to Atlanta



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From Atlanta we flew to San Francisco



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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.


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