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What Kind Of Music Reminds You Of Flying  
User currently offlineUsair737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

so what makes you think of airplanes.

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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

The music I heard on airplanes, of course.

Currently, the song "Why" is always in my head when I think of flying, as that song was played as my last BA 744 rolled onto the rwy in YVR in the evening. I thought it was a completely surreal experience, speeding down the runway to the sound of that ethereal singing, seeing nothing but a few lights shooting past and being totally absorbed into the harmonic singing and the acceleration, so much in conflict with each other....

"In the summertime" used to be similar, as I heard that about 10 times on another flight three or four years ago. "Leaving on a jet plane", too.



User currently offlineBIGMO747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

On a flight from Riyadh to NYC onboard Saudia, i was in buisness class, in which they had the cd, "Sting-Brand New Day"--as part of their inflight entertainment--so now whenever i hear the song Desert Rose or any song from that cd--looking out of a Saudia Boeing 747-400 at 33000 feet comes to mind--a view similar to this......

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User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

The music (no lyrics), of "Run", by Pink Floyd.

User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Ride of the valkries always reminds me of flying

User currently offlineLatechpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Remember when United's theme song was Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue? Every time I hear that song it reminds me of flying when I was a kid.


User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Music that makes me think about flying:
A lot of good classical music does; I've been known to cue up "Ride of the Valkries" on take off  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Nothing beats doing some light acro to Joel Satriani's "Crystal Planet"

Favorite flying tunes:

Tom Pettey is good too along with just about anything by Buffett esp. "Come Monday", "A Pirate Looks at 40", "When the Coast is Clear", and "Beach House on the Moon"

Pink Floyd "Learning to Fly"
Steve Miller Band "Fly Like an Eagle" or "Jet Airliner"
Steven Stills "Treetop Flier"
Stan Rogers "White Squall"

Its hard to beat a good country/western station over the ADF in the middle of the night, hard to beat some Willie Nelson, or Highwaymen as you're droning along late at night.

Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
User currently offlineDeltaAsa16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Desert Rose by Sting remindes me of Atlanta International and Flying!! Also Coolio's "I'll C U When You get there" reminds me of flying on Airliners!


User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 594 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

For me its
"highway to the danger zone"
and lenny kravitz "fly away"

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

All genres remind me, basically any music video that featured a plane in it does it for me.

The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineUsair737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

the music that always makes me feel like im flting a songs from the 70'sor 80's i guess its because i hear them on ever 737 727 or 757 flight i take.

User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

I think of the song "Sing" by Travis because I remember listening to it and kinda liking it when I was flying from ZRH-BOS. There was a gorgeous girl sitting near me too and I kept staring at her! LOL

It was Swissair, too  Sad


User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

United/Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

China Grove, Doobie Brothers
Jumpin Jack Flash, Rolling Stones


User currently offlineZobatc From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

"Live Forever" by Oasis..."Maybe I just wanna fly, just want to live, don't want to die..." I usuallt have some Oasis on while working in the tower...and American_4275, I'm glad there's another Travis fan on the board!!! Great band, especially live!

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me.

User currently offlineThud From Pakistan, joined Aug 2000, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

This Flight Tonight by Nazareth.
Albatross by Fleetwood Mac.

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 853 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Airlines which have used commercial music in their past commercials.... and when I hear the original music these days I think...hey, isn't that xxxxx airlines' theme song?

Cathay Pacific used Barry White's Love's Theme...(70's)

British Airways used Delibe's Lakme Opera... one excerpt of it which has been played to death..(90's)

Qantas Airways used Burt Bacharach's Reach Out for Me..(70's)

User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Anything by U2 or Foo Fighters.

User currently offlineF86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

I would have to say Tom Petty's "Learning to fly". I actually heard it over the ADF while I was taking my flying lessons. It just sort of made me chuckle.

I also have to put in a vote for "Paradise City" by Guns-N-Roses. During an 8th grade, school sponsored trip to Washington D.C., I was listening to a cassette of this while on takeoff aboard a United flight from Chicago. The song started just as the pilot released the brakes. Pretty cool.

A good deal of Pink Floyd’s music deals with flying. Several of the guy were/are into aviation. I’m not sure if they were always speaking of flight in the aviation sense or not, but they mentioned it a lot.

“I’ve got wild staring eyes
And I’ve got a strong urge to fly
But I got nowhere to fly to”

Nobody Home, from “The Wall” by Pink Floyd


User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3380 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3132 times:

When I was flying overnight with Air Canada en route to Rome from Toronto on a 767. I was looking outside the window to see the navigation lights on the tail while listning to Enya-Only Time.

The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3138 times:


When I was comming from California in 1998 I flew:

FAT/LAX - Skywest EMB. 120 N216SW
LAX/JFK - UNITED 767-200 N601UA "Red eye flight"

And the song I still remember vivid was CHICAGO "All roads lead to you" specially the part that says:

"Headed east on a Jumbo Jet"

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3136 times:

"Got onboard a westbound Seven Fourtyseven..."

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 23, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3127 times:

3 songs come to mind.

"Praise you" by Fatboy Slim. ( I was listening to it just before departing, and it got stuck in my head during the flight.)

"Children" by Robert Miles. (Listened to it onboard the plane as we were desending into the sunset. One of my best flights ever)

And finally:

"We're flying high" by U96 (I think) A very nice coinsidense to hear it on the plane just before takeoff.  Smile


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3116 times:

Each time I boarded a MAS 744 (4 times all in all ) u could always hear Richard Marx´s "right here waiting..." - instrumental version.

When I returned home from NY back in 1995 (DL763) "Batman forever" was shown on IFE and the final track"Hold me ,thrill me ,kiss me ...." by U2 always reminds me of that Journey.

25 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : "Daniel´s trav´llin´ tonight on a plane/ I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain..." Daniel
26 CPH-R : Though their songs are more earth bound, I like to listen to Kraftwerk when travelling. Also, Robert Miles' Children is great... However! I must say t
27 Post contains images Andreas : Reinhard Mey's all-time classic: "Über den Wolken, muss die Freiheit wohl grenzenlos sein" Sorry to all others: You have never heard that one, I'm su
28 Post contains images GKirk : Ever since I flew Futura, Celine Dion's music makes me think of flying. For night flights, REM's Nightswimming, which was played on my Monarch flight
29 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : >>Reinhard Mey's all-time classic: "Über den Wolken, muss die Freiheit wohl grenzenlos sein" ...though I´ve always wondered which half sane aviator
30 HlywdCatft : "Over The Mountain" and "Flying High Again" by Ozzy Osborne
31 DEN-HNL : "Dreams" - Van Halen
32 Mandala499 : You Gotta Love Cathay's Barry White theme from the 70s... It still reminds me of the CX lettuce sandwich c/s and their FA's everytime I listen to it..
33 Pilotallen : Top gun music
34 CHRISBA777ER : Sorry to take the thread elsewhere, but its such a great topic.... for me, my favourite flying songs are Yanni - Renegade (in my other post) (from the
35 Wadha : the song "Rose" from the Titanic movie sound track reminds me of red eye flights, i was visiting my grandmother who lives in DOha, and it was on one o
36 Continental : Foo Fighters "A320" Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly" (geez, all their songs are about flying!) U2 "Beautiful Day" filmed on CDG runway! Lenny Kravitz "Fly
37 Ual747 : Rachmanninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto- C Minor. This was what I listened to on my first transatlantic flight. It was a NW DC-10-40 DTW-CDG. This song alw
38 Post contains images QNH1013 : Trance, Trance... and Trance
39 Usair737-200 : one time i was flying a small learjet with my friend who is 18 well i was flying and hey left to use the lavatory and i called my girlfriend michelle
40 Jfs9900 : leaving on a jet plane i donno when i'll be back again
41 AC_A340 : Stereo by the Watchmen. Because you hear the song and it just keeps building up to something. Then all of the sudden the music gets louder and it star
42 Quebecair727 : This may be totally unfamiliar to all non-french speaking participants on this forum, but I'm going to mention it anyway... just in case peoples from
43 Concorde1518 : Nothing like Lakme from Flower Duet to remind one of Concorde!
44 Mark2102 : The songs that remind me of flying would be Pink Floyd "Learning to Fly", Grateful Dead "Bertha" because I always listen to that song on my discman wh
45 Mfricke : "Up, up and away, on my beautiful balloon..." which on TV commercials in the '60's was.. "Up, up and away, with TWA.." and from the movie "Officer and
46 William : Nothing like listening to Donald Fagen's I.G.Y while in the concourses between flights. Also Deacon Blue is good too. Can't forget Phil Collin's TAKE
47 Mvela777 : Frank Pourcel with the "Aeroméxico´s theme" of the 70´s of course, ah¡ and "Concorde" with Frank Pourcel too.
48 Post contains images BBADXB : Dance, modern commercial music, & trance, in particular Chicane's 'Latin trance'.
49 Post contains images Jonathan L : Alfred Newman's Airport theme along with the theme from Airport 1975 by John Cacavas get me in the flying mood. Jerry Goldsmith's The Blue Max and Nig
50 Post contains links and images Corey777 : Backstreet Boys' "I want it that way"...heard it for the first time on my first 777 flight (on UA, IAD-DEN in August '99) Click for large versionPhoto
51 Markk : It seems every time I am on my way to the airport I hear Creed's "HIGHER"
52 Usair737-200 : my sacrifice by creed
53 Atb2 : Cream by Blank and Jones reminds me of my entire trip to Germany. I don't know why but whenever I hear it I think of the trip.
54 Boeing 747-311 : Five for fighting- superman!
55 Ahlfors : I remember Delta having Adiemus as their their theme song a few years back, playing as you entered the aircraft. That song reminds me of flying.
56 FlyBoeing : *listening to Faith Hill's "There You'll Be" - the theme to Pearl Harbor* Hey, it's not Faith's fault that the movie blew. Don't be busting on Faith H
57 Post contains images ILS : OK, this may seem a little stupid. Moby and Gwen Steffani, South Side. When I run, I listen to it on my MP3 player. And when no one is around, I yell
58 TK : Agreed QNH1013! The mystic and power or flight is often matched by the rhythme and beats in trance.
59 RIOJANEIRO : Has anyone seen the video for Wyclef Jean- Gone 'till November??? Wow, that is one cool music video! It is filmed in the TWA(former) Terminal at JFK,
60 RealHigh : New Age.
61 Garuda : Shine by Vanessa Amorosi, on board Ansett's A320, BNE-MEL, July 2001. Always remind me of the superb service of the great Ansett .... JA
62 Stephen007 : i remember BA's (old) theme song they used in their ads in the early nineties, "Aria" adapted from the 19th century short but very beautiful French op
63 LMML 14/32 : Three songs stand out with me: 1. MMM - Crash Test Dummies: Flying to MIA on LH462 on board A340 D-AIBA in 1994. This song was my favorite at the time
64 Post contains links and images VapourTrails : The Qantas commercial -- I Still Call Australia Home Sydney from a 727 -- Paul Kelly ..and a beautiful song by Human Nature -- We Can Fly Away Click f
65 D-AQUI : Pink Floyd's intro to "Shine on you crazy diamond, part 2" Alan Parsons Project's Album "On Air" that is dedicated to the history of flight, the instr
66 Post contains images Tca256 : Singapore to Frankfurt, onboard A340 Lufthansa in Business class and listening to Orbital's "Belfast" on repeat mode...Uhmmmm, chilling views on the S
67 BWIrwy4 : Two come to mind: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue". God, I miss those commercials. Bad airline, but good theme. Wagner's "Flight of the Valkeries". It ju
68 Delta777 : Rapsody In Blue. D E L T A 7 7 7
69 FRA_GIM : Duran Duran "Ordinary World" I heard this song a lot of times on my flight to Brazil in 2000. It was one of the greatest trips I ever had. Regards fro
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