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What Was The Aircraft You First Sat On?  
User currently offlineMusalmaan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Hello all,

I would like you to list the first ever aircraft you sat on, regardless of how old were you. and which year and what airline?

For me...
Airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines
When: 1985
Aircraft: Tristar Lockheed 1011
Comment: It was the aircraft's first day on service.

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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

my dad told me that i was 40 DAYS old, and it was an L1011 on gulf air

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

I didn't sit, I was held in my Mom's arms on an Ozark DC-3 in 1966.


Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2792 times:


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July 04, 1985

LAX-FAT


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3434 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
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Western Airlines 737-200. Sometime in the mid/late 60's.


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User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

I was on the L1011 of Gulf Air, I do miss that bird  Sad


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User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

On a SQ airliner, maybe a 747 in 1985... I was only about 30 days old.


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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

It was a Cessna 140 (I believe...) out of Thun Field outside Seattle.

First airliner? Umm... I can't say, but I'd assume it was on Alaska Airlines. Probably 737.

N400QX
Horizon Air - Wings of the Great Northwest


User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

A KLM 747-206B or -300 in 1987, AMS-NYC


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineAS737900 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Alaska 727 from Spokane-Seattle, then another 727 from Seattle to Ketchikan, on December 18, 1986. I was 6 years old... Then a Beaver from Ketchikan to Metlakatla where I spent the next 12 years.  Smile

User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Singapore AIrlines A310 in 1994.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

1979- Reeve Aleutian Electra.


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OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2727 times:


The first aircraft I sat in was an Eastern DC-9 at Omaha Eppley Airport in Feb. 1983.




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I was 3 years old at the time. All I remember is boarding the plane at night from stairs and my Dad carrying me up while I cried my eyes out because I was so scared. Ever since then I've been into aviation.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

Malev B732, Brussels - Budapest in 1996.

Best regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Fokker Friendship of National Airways Corporation (NAC) on a NZ domestic flight AKL-WHK sometime in 1973.  Smile

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User currently offlineAdol From Malaysia, joined Jul 2001, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2712 times:


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MH A300B4-200 on October 1989; KCH-KUL via SIN. A true wide-body experience!


User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

That was in 1988 a Balair MD80...


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User currently offlineMik From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Year: 1969
I was 3 months old
It was a Caravelle ( Swissair )
Flight: ZRH-PMI

 Wow!

Peace
Mik


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

TAA - TransAustralia Airlines

A300B4

SYD-ADL
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I was 4 years old.



M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
User currently offlinePyh From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

1987 Helsinki-Treviso Sterling Airways, B727.

User currently offlineCorsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

For me it was an AIR FRANCE B747-200 in 1979 with my mom and brother (we were sitted next to door 3L and I was afraid it opened during the flight) from FDF to Paris, then an AIR INTER Mercure jet from Paris to Lyon the following day.
The Air france flight was called AF vancances (holyday flight) and you had to pick up a bag with the dinner and breakfeast before boarding the plane. There was only drink service on board, and no movie, no blanket.


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

LH B727-200 in 1985!
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Regards Bjoern


User currently offlineDavid Viking From Sweden, joined Jun 2002, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

For me it was a Scandinavian Airlines Caravelle from Stockholm to Copenhagen, followed by a DC-8-62 from Copenhagen to LAX. The Year was 1971, it was summer and I was only 8 months old, carried in the arms of my father's.

User currently offlineKRP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Dan-Air London
Comet 4C
GOT-LGW october 1977
Aircrafts last commercial flight! It showed


User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Piedmont DC-3 - 1960 - I just vaguely remember being carried across the open ramp in a light rain.


DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
25 Post contains links and images Schreiner : First flight ever: a/c: ASK 21 At: Terlet Soaring strip Netherlands Click for large versionPhoto © Swagemakers, Alexander First airline flight: a
26 Aeroflot-777 : I think it was M80 of SAS from SVO to CPH.Regards
27 Post contains links and images Xtristarx : hi, that was an CSA TU-134, from Berlin Schönefeld to Prague...i was 9 and the flight was birthdaypresent, from Prague back to Berlin with an INTERFL
28 F+ Rouge : 1981, 10 years old. Tarom TU 154 B Hanover, GER - Constanza, ROM (Black Sea) Regards, F+ Rouge
29 Post contains links and images 9V-SPF : The first airline flight I was on was from FRA to TFS (Tenerife). The aircraft was a Lufthansa 707 that operated for Condor. I was only three years ol
30 Springbok10 : It was June 1985. British Airways. Flight from Durban to London via Harare. Boeing 747-200 "City of Edinburgh"
31 Post contains links and images N6801 : An Air Canada (then Trans Canada Airlines) Vickers Viscount. Beautiful aircraft with I think STILL offers the largest passenger windows. On account of
32 LMML 14/32 : TIA (Trans International Airlines) DC-8 23 July 1973 Just turned 14.
33 EDR 374 : Aircraft: MD 80 Airline: CTA (Switzerland) Year: 08.08.1990 The trip was from Zurich to Antalya, I was 7 years old.
34 Post contains images SUDDEN : DC9 year: 1974 Hm...time do actually flyes.
35 Post contains links Air Orange : In the early seventies on the RNLAF Open Day at AFB Gilze Rijen (NL) I had the opportunity to sit in a Air Force trainer Fokker S-11 (not flying). My
36 Megatop : Convair 440 "Metropolitan" 1966 from SAS. Megatop
37 Post contains links and images Gdabski : February 1992 LOT Boeing 767-200 WAW-BKK Click for large versionPhoto © Felix Sieder Gdabski
38 ILS : Christmas of 1985 when I was about 60 days old MSY-CVG on a DL 722.
39 Post contains links and images FemaleFan : Click for large versionPhoto © Alastair T. Gardiner 1989 Fly the Bluebirds!!!!!!!!!!!!
40 Post contains links and images BWIrwy4 : A United 727 Click for large versionPhoto © AirNikon
41 B737-700 : CONDOR B757-230
42 Sabena332 : The first aircraft I have sat on was an Airbus A 310 from Hapag Lloyd in the year 1983. I have flown with my parents from Düsseldorf to Mahon/Menorca
43 Skylane70 : HI, ILS I am about 90 days older then you! Born July 25th 1985 When I was 1 year old I flew in a Cessna C-50 tail dragger I believe and then about 7 m
44 Pecoua : Hi.. for me, my first flight was in July, 1973. I was 7 years old and my Uncle took me and my brothers to Boston for a day trip. We were on an Eastern
45 2000first : I was just a few months old and was held in my mum's arms on a Dan Air flight from Belfast to Newcastle! I have no idea what the a/c was, but i'm gues
46 Post contains links and images Peterba69 : Click for large versionPhoto © Bill ARMSTRONG It may very well have been this particular A/C. I know that I was only about 1 1/2 yrs. DEN to DSM.
47 Post contains links and images Mikola : Midway 737-200 from TPA-MDW. I think it was around 1984 or so, i was about 6ish. I remember the water of Tampa Bay as we took off to the south, and i
48 Post contains links and images BDRules : it was a British Midland Shorts 360 Click for large versionPhoto © Bimbo In August 1983
49 Post contains images AC340 : I was less than a year old and flew a CP Air DC10 to YVR. Naturally I do not remember that flight very well.
50 Boeing747-700 : Eastern Airliens DC8-streach
51 Post contains links and images EGGD : Dan Air 146, late 1986 (I assume). But whatever aircraft/airline is was definetely AMS-MAN . Click for large versionPhoto © Alastair T. Gardiner
52 Skyway1 : First aircraft would be a Delta B727 in 1982 on a flight from Houston-Atlanta. I was only three years old then. First flight when I knew what was goin
53 Vinovalentino : 1975... East African Airways VC10 - from LHR to Nairobi...I puked the entire trip... I remember stopping in Khartoom which when you are five sounds ve
54 FrequentFlyKid : The Goodyear blimp when I was about nine years old. It was at Lost National Municipal Airport in my hometown of Willoughby, Ohio.
55 Singapore_Air : Early 90s British Airways 737-100/-200 London - Bordeaux, France The food was nice. I liked the cheese.
56 CcrlR : 1985 United DC-10 ORD-LAS
57 Soupthansa : Delta Air Lines Convair CV-440 December 1965 at age 7 weeks
58 Karliboy : Britannia Airways 767-200 G-BKPW back in 1988 LGW-LPA. Long gone now Karl
59 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : My first true flight was in the spring of 1960, when I was just a few months. The flight was from O'Hare to Idlewild (now JFK) on what my parents reme
60 GotAirbus : My first flight was on a SIA 757 (please correct me if SIA doesn't have that)
61 Post contains images Turbolet : When I was a baby, probably an Il-18 (though I'm not sure) MLA-PRG. Obviously, I can't remember anything -turbolet
62 TC-MNC : my first flight was: Airline: LTU Route: DUS-ALC Aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar my age was 1 year, so i can't remember Dennis
63 Arsenal@LHR : First aircraft i flew on was a BA 747-200 way back in the eighties.
64 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Funny, many Germans have their first flights on DE, HF, LT... For me: FRA-PMI (where else), DE A310-200 when I was 12. Daniel
65 Ganymed : 1969,BRU/EBBR to Kinshasa,Air Congo DC-8-33. I was a few months old and-I guess-lying in my mom's arms rather than sitting .
66 RoyalDutch : It was an AA flight from Cleveland to Chicago on June 29, 1993...i was too young and stupid to remember what type of plane it was...I have been trying
67 Sllevin : 1972 (5 years old), a Grumman Goose from Catalina Island back to Long Beach Harbor, on Catalina Airlines. First jetliner at altitude: 1974, PSA 727, S
68 Dragon-wings : In the late 70's I flew from one of the NY area airports to Florida to visit my grandparents. Althought I was only a baby at the time, I do know it wa
69 Post contains links and images Dadoftyler : My first plane ride was in January of 1963 flying DAL-IAD-EWR on a Braniff 707. I only really remember two things about the trip. One, I was pissed th
70 ATA L1011 : Dl Lockheed L1011-1 in august 1977.
71 Musalmaan : Cool, there are couple of us, Ll011 debuters out there. Keep on posting...
72 Post contains links and images Asgeirs : My first air travel took place on September 12th, 1988. I flew with TF-VLT, a 1971 built 737-200 operated by Eagle Air of Iceland (Arnarflug), from Ke
73 Post contains links and images GF-A330 : I was on this classic when I was 1 (1982). I could still remember faintly that day, I was crying out loud for my feeder bottle ! Click for large versi
74 Polaris : ...an Alitalia 747 (named "Geo Chavez") in the early 70s. The flight routed Chicago - Montreal - Milan - Rome. I boarded in Montreal bound for Rome.
75 Sushka : Air Wisconsin ATP I was three at the time and It is one of the few things that I remember at that time
76 Capt_smith : Northwest Airlines DC-9-30. It was the ride of life.
77 Capt_smith : Northwest Airlines DC-9-30. It was the ride of my life.
78 Jtdieffen : Lufthansa 747-200 Seat 45A
79 HAL : My parents tell me I was about 7 weeks old, and it was a United DC-8, from Los Angeles to Chicago, in November 1961.
80 Cx340 : Aeromexico DC-9 from ACA to MEX. I was 11 months, back in 1977.
81 America West : Airline: Braniff International Route: CMH-JFK (or LGA) Aircraft: Boeing 727-200 Comment: It was a black plane on the way and an orange one on the way
82 Post contains images ILS : Hehe cool Skylane70.
83 ILOVEA340 : July 1986. World airways DC-10 (or was it an 8?) to Europe
84 Post contains images Zebfly2 : I was 5 years old when I took my 1st flight on a Delta DC-9 from LGA-ATL-MGM. (35 years ago) I can still remember it because there was a girl about 12
85 Notar520AC : A Southwest 737 in 1993 I think. As for my first chopper flight, a Notar520 in 2000.
86 Hkgspotter1 : Sat on, would be a British Airways Concorde at Heathrow, I guess it would have been about 1981-3. First plane I flew in would be a Air France A300 fro
87 Neednewairport : Eastern L1011 early 80's was the first flight I remember....would kill for one more flight on an L1011. I was so sad when Eastern went out of business
88 BAe146 : It was a Mississippi Valley Airlines Shorts 330. MLI-ORD. This was the equiptment my dad flew at the time, way before MVA was bought by Air Wisconsin.
89 Bluewhite : It was a Danair London B707 in 1975/6. I wish I could remember more about it! BW
90 Boeingfan : I am told, an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed Electra L-188, MIA - EWR, long time ago. (Red Falcon tail logo, with white crown, gold and red cheat line.)
91 Brains : 1983, DL 727
92 Heinz : Spantax CV990A EC-BTE, DUS-PMI, 04AUG70. Plane later scrapped at PMI ca. 1992.
93 Bell X-15 : 1970 (I think) PAN AM 707
94 Post contains links and images EGFF : Hmmm not easy to forget! My first flight was onboard an Airtours MD-83 (Cardiff-Ibiza) Click for large versionPhoto © Remi Dallot EGFF
95 Hkgspotter1 : Singapore_Air, Did BA have 737-100's ??????
96 Timmay : I was about 10 at the time, a Boeing 727 (SAA) from Durban to Port Elizabeth. I remeber being facinated by the ships sailing below and to the left of
97 Wodo : My first flight was back in 1975 when I was 4 years old in a small Piper (don't know the type). In 1992 I flew several times in a "Deutsche Luftwaffe
98 Post contains images RayChuang : My first flight was back in 1968 on a Canadian Pacific DC-8 from HKG to TYO (Haneda Airport used the code name TYO in those days).
99 Post contains links and images Godbless : The first flight of mine was in 1983 with Lufthansa from YYC (Calgary) to FRA (Frankfurt/Main) on a DC-10-30. Click for large versionPhoto © Thom
100 Apuneger : It was back in 1988, when I was 10 years old. I don't know the aircraft's registration, but it was a British Airways Boeing 737-200, on a flight BRU-L
101 Post contains links and images N2111J : In 1965 at the age of 5 years old I flew a beautiful Mohawk CV-240 from ITH to ELM, a 15 minute flight. Click for large versionPhoto © Bill ARMST
102 MSYtristar : Eastern 727-200 from MSY to HOU, back in 1979, when I was 3 months old.
103 Travatl : Lots of private planes, but first commerical aircraft was an ASPEN AIRWAYS BAe 146. OOOOOOOh yay. Travis
104 Post contains images Cfalk : I've never sat ON an airplane. I leave that to Hollywood stuntmen . But the first plane I sat IN was most likely a Swissair DC-8, around 1968. Charles
105 Ilyushin96M : To hear my parents tell it, my first flight was aboard an American Airlines DC-10 on SAN-DFW in the early '70s. My mum says I screamed during the enti
106 Post contains links and images N757tw : Don't remember it, but I am told it was a Ozark DC-9, I was only a couple of months old. N 7 5 7 T W Click for large versionPhoto © Stephen Olive
107 Eric505 : BA 777 CLT-LGW
108 ATCT : Well for me it was 1994, a Delta 737-200 from Pittsburgh-CVG. The rest of teh trip was CVG-MCI-CVG-PIT on a Comair CRJ.
109 JA54123 : The first aircraft that I was on was an AA 727 in Amarillo, TX in 1986. I was 7 years old and it was very early in the morning. I was taking a trip to
110 Post contains links and images Swa tpa : National DC-10 from TPA on the way to CHS. I couldnt have even been 2 yrs old so it had to be 1973 or '74. Mom said I got to go sit on the pilots lap
111 Cedarjet : Ansett 727-200 VH-ANA SYD-BNE late 70s nice.
112 AirFranceJFK : BWIA West Indies Airways MD-83, in 1986, from Georgetown, Guyana to Kingston, Jamaica via Port of Spain, Trinidad.
113 Post contains images Braniff place : Australian Airlines A300 VH-TAC Beautiful Plane and Wonderful Crew :D Braniff
114 Planeguy : 1970. I was 4 yrs old at the time. It was a VARIG 707 flying from LAX to BOG (w/ a stop in MEX).
115 Jared : Dec 27, 1999. Midwest Express Airlines DC-9-10
116 Post contains images SixStarAnsett : Good question...I don't have a definite answer so, would like some assistance if anyone has an old ansett timetable from 1983. My first flight was tow
117 Snoopy : For me it was an ATL-98 Carvair from Lydd to Le Touquet. It was in May 1967. I can't remember the airline, but it could have been Silver City or somet
118 Snoopy : Oops! Actually to come to think of it, it was probably a Bristol Freighter....but it was a long time ago anyway....
119 Post contains links and images Dripstick : Click for large versionPhoto © Urs Ruf 1974 YYZ-AMS 4 years old. To me the plane was as big as a B747!
120 Rey777 : Air-France 747-200 from CDG to LAX and then UTA DC-1O from LAX to PPT in 1986 Regards
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