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Enthusiasts - Why Dont People Appreciate Our View?  
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Why is it that people don not find it fascinating that tons and tons of metal can fly 7 mile sin the sky at 600 miles per hour?
There are so many people who do not appreciate aircraft. I was looking at some of the comments on this board, and people like myself get so excited when talking about a/c....it kills me when someone says to me "what is it that excites you about planes, they're just like trains, but fly!"

Does anyone else find this?

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User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

You can't expect everyone to like what you like, everyone is different and has different interests.

If you can't accept that some people don't find anything exciting about aircraft then you can't expect them to accept your hobby, even if they don't like it. That doesn't mean that you have to take the stupid comments about aviation of some people, best thing to do is just to ignore them because they will probably be as narrow minded about other topics.

In the end, it's very simple: if you get bit by the aviation microbe you'll never get rid of it and those who have not been bit will never know what it's all about.

Best regards,

User currently offlineFlying_higher From France, joined Jun 1999, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

You know, there are far more aviation enthusiasts than you could think of! Here in Europe, the amounts of spotters gathering near airport fences is huge! They even come in Family, and in Zurich (CH) you usually see people just going there to eat a Mc Do burger to go while watching the planes or even grandmas having a bike trip in the countryside ending at the airport for the rest and going then back!

Your are defenitely not the only one being excited by aviation (it's the same for me) and some friends may find that crazy, but then you can get friends sharing the same interrest than you and that's the exciting thing: to share infos and aviation stories!

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
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Studies have shown that aviation non-enthusiasts have smaller craniums, shorter attention spans, and often were neglected as children--deprived of trips to the airport to watch airplanes. Sad, but true.

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

It bothers me that we get classed like train spotters though - because lets face it, there is no comparison between planes and trains...maybe im contradicting myself here!?

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

i have to agree im afraid, people who dont go plane spotting are, well deprived of what we plane spotters love.
but in my view, there the ones loosing out, not us.
i dont know why people say "havent u anythin else better to do" cos well, i dont really lol.
call me wot u want non-spotters, i dont care, cos im the one whos havin the time of my life  Smile

User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Nope, my wife just thinks I'm a bit strange for it.


is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Ben2 - why?

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 2502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

People do have different interests, and they don't appreciate it because to them it is not important in their life. For example, if I was to go to an art gallery with somene who really enjoyed abstract art, I would keel over with boredom after the first 20 mins!! - but I respect that they like it, and I wouldn't ask them to come to the airport with me because they would ruin it!! ..it is human nature. It would be terrible (and a boring place) if we were all the same! The thing is to find and appreciate people who share your enthusiasm for things you enjoy, well like aviation for example!! That's what A.net is all about, that's why I appreciate being here.

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

You guys think nobody understands you?  Wow!  Angry

I haven't done any plane spotting since I was 8 years old. It is rather boring because all the airplanes look the same -- twinjets and subsonics!

Everyone in the civilian section here at A.net are into airlines and airports. I am into the airliners, the planes themselves. I honestly think that the airlines are preventing the evolution of the aircraft. I like to draw them, sure some of you can try drawing what you have seen, but I've gone a step further -- I have made up my own drawings of planes like Concorde.

There aren't many to share my joys with.  Sad

Now I ask you enthusiasts - Is it quite possible to appreciate my views?

The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
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