Dasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1799 times:
To really think about it I dont know;
Flying has always been an obsession to me. I have flown countless times, both as a passenger and as a pilot. I knew more about aircraft at age eight than some adults. My girlfriend gets annoyed with me because if were passing an airport and she's talking to me Im enthralled into what's taking off and landing. I guess it like being addicted to drugs you cant get it out of your system.
Flying on airlines has changed since I was younger, or perhaps I changed as I grew older, In one's youth they have time to look out the window. One of my greatest pleasures was the chance to fly National Airlines before being bought out by pan am.
It looks a little odd to see the airlines of yesteryear now long gone You catch a registration number he and there of some of the giants like Pan AM and Eastern either flying Cargo or for an upstart airline somewhere.
I think what is most amusing is that we (Or maybe just me) Take these marvouls machines and bring them to life. I was recently reminded of this when I was at Atlantic City International (Pomona Field) and saw an (Retired i guess) delta L-10-11 She didn't look like she was going anywhere but she brought back memories of times remembered. Maybe thats why I like to fly so much. Because the most plesant rememberances of my life stems from flying.
Pilot3xx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
hmm what i like about flying is....
the sensation of freedom
the view of the earth some 35000 ft above
the experience as CYKA said
the smell of the cabin as air taiwan stated i remember that smell for like a week, when i am sleeping after a flight i can feel like im still in the airplane in my dreams thats exciting!
i like the kick u get when u are on the runway and the plane starts the take-off roll and it pushes u on the chair
the flight attendants
also I cant drive nearby an airport too i also like to see whats going on on the airport so here in MIA i cant drive by the Dolphin Expressway cause i will be lookin at the airport not the cars in front of me! hehe
i can say that aviation is the only legal,harmless,pleasant,exclusive addiction u can get addicted to!