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What Was Your First Airplane?  
User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Exactly what the title says, what was your first airplane? Mine was an Iluishin IL-62 belonging to Aeroflot. I was in seat 5A, buisness class. It was awome, It still tops my list of favorite airplanes. The flight was SVO-SNN-ORD.


life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

PSA MD-80 Flt #603*
LAX-FAT 07/04/85

*This is the first flight I REMEMBER. My folks have told me that they took me on a United 737 c. 05/74 from LAX-FAT. I was about 6-8 months old they said.
Needless to say, I have absolutely no recollection of that flight.


User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

my first flight was in 1971 on a JAL 747, LAX to Tokyo..
I was 2
The first flight I remember was in the 80s, TWA L1011!
LAX-JFK...
adam


User currently offlineJmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Oh what memories I have, my first flight took place back
in the summer of 82'. I was 6 years old, and boy was it
an experience. We flew on an Eastern, 727-200 I even
remember it was an airplane in the white color scheme,
not silver (bare metal). We flew to Tampa, back in those days there was wonderful jet service, today, your stuck with a Dash 8 on Usairways, or connecting in ATL.
Anyway, it was my first airplane ride, will never forget
as we rotated off the ground, I was filled with excitement. My dad took a picture of me by the window
of course and to this day get goosbumps when I think
of my first airplane experience. You know, ever sence
that day, after getting a taste of the skies, your hooked
and you keep coming back deeply hungrey for more.
Man, I cant deny it, I really love to fly...dont we all. =)


User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Mine was a United Airlines DC10-10 "Friend Ship" Chicago-Los Angeles in August 1982. I was THREE WEEKS old! Today, I have flown on the DC10 more than any other plane, and it remains my favorite (despite its bad reputation).

User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 999 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

My first flight was on a Eastern Airlines Electra in the Spring of 1962, when I was a few months old. My favorate first flight was a Eastern DC9-10 1967 STL-ATL so many switches,cool. My first lesson was in 1980, in a BE77, Beech Skipper. First solo, same airplane Sept. 1980. First Jet check out 1984 a Saberliner 60. And first airliner a Beech 99, in 1987. And back to where I started the first Jet airliner check out a A300-b4 Jan 1988.

User currently offlineCaptPeter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

My first flight was when I was 5 years old when I first visited Poland since I am Polish.
I believe it was a 767 and the year was 1990 (i'm 14 now) from YYZ to WAW (Warsaw airport I believe), I almost got plane sick but I made it.


User currently offlineCgn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

My first flight was on a L1011 from DUS germany to IZM turkey for visiting my friends wedding. When the plane took off, all I could think was Whoww.....



User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

My first flight was TWA 747-100 in'71 from JFK to Stuttgart (soory don't knoww all the accronyms). Like a typical 4 year old I was sick of all the waiting areas before wegot onto the plane. Funny thing was when we finally boarded I thought it was yet another waiting area! My Dad informed me that we were on the plane. Boy was I excited then. I've been addicted to flying ever since.

User currently offlineDan-air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

LGW-PMI in the mid sixties, backup a/c for a Bristol Britannia....BUA = British United Airways, forerunner of British Caledonian.

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Mixed blessing,
My first flights were on some very rare aircraft and I can't remeber a thing about them.
My first flight was on a Monarch Boeing 720B from Manchester to Malta at the age of 18 months in early 1980. I returned to Manchester on a Dan Air 720B operating on lease to Air Malta.



User currently offlineAir Canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Hi all,

My first plane ride was on the very beautiful DC-8 (probably a -61 series). I was 14 months old and the flight was from St. John's, NF (YYT) to Toronto (YYZ).
Looking at my log book that my father kept for me, I flew on a total of 27 DC-8's. Boy do I miss those jet-age beauties!!!

Phil


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

My first plane ride was on a TWA L-1011 from LAX to BOS in June of '76. We went on a Bicentennial trip of Boston, Philly, DC, and Williamsburg. Our return to LAX was also a TWA 1011, this time leaving from Dulles.

Tom in NO



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineKing Air From United States of America, joined May 1999, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

My first airliner was a T W A MD80 BDL TO STL then L1011 to LAS
How ever the first air plane I was in was a Stinson my grandfather was piloting. I was too young to remember it The first plane I remember was a Howard DGA large high winged plane with radial engine piloted by my grand father it was the first time I got to control an airplane


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

My first airplane ride was in a Cessna 172. My first commercial flight was on an Eastern DC-9, although I remember my mother telling me of her flying one time when she was pregnant with me. Unfortunately, I do not remember the airline or aircraft.

User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

It was either a Wardair 737 or Canadian 737. I can't remember which. It was back in the fall of '83.

User currently offlineLotflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

My first airplane flight was on a TU-154 belonging to lot from Warsaw to Paris.

User currently offlineAlaska 737-900 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

My first flight came 9.5 years ago (when i was 6), it was a USAir MD-83 from Indianapolis (IND) to Tampa (TPA).


Alaska 737-900


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

It was a 727-200 from MCO-ORD. This was 6-5-82, I was 6 months old. The registration was N477DA. I think Delta just got rid of it, I just looked up the registration, and it said the owner was "sale reported".

User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Around 10 years ago ( I was 5 ) on a Thai Airways A300-B4 for BKK - Phuket - BKK for an over 1 hour flight .. I was on Business Class with my parents.. still remember the excitement and how great Thai was on my first flight

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

A Piper Cherokee 6 when I was 6wks old... my father was the pilot and I still have the photo my mom took of him holding me afterwards. Apparently I loved it and never made a sound!


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

First flight was a UA DC-10 from LAX to BOS (Los Angeles to Boston) in the summer of '84.

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineWiL SW737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

My first flight was on a Reno Air MD-80 from SJC-LAS. I had a great time even though I was kind of scared. I'm not scared anymore though .

-WiL SW737


User currently offlineLauda 777 From Sweden, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

My first flight was on a Linjeflyg Fokker F-28.


Joystick for flightsim. Yokes for real planes.
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Mine was in 1970, a PSA B727-214 from SJC to LAX when I was 10 yrs old and was going to visit Mickey Mouse.

Richard Silagi


25 Amir : Hi TWA902 it's funny, mine was the IL62 too! it was from BER (SXF) to DAM with Interflug (IF) in 1972 i can't recall anything as i was a baby at that
26 Shankly : A HS748 owned by the UK CAA which my junior school chartered for an 'experience' flight when I was 8. My school was in Stansted village, next to Stans
27 Viscount : My first flight was on a Vickers Viscont 800 from Gibraltar to Tarbes, France. This aircraft was a dream to fly in. Lots of legroom in economy, large
28 Acvitale : My first flight was on a National Airlines DC-8 from FLL to SFO in 1968 First flight I remember was a Delta DC-9 in 1971 First Solo Flight was a C-172
29 Amir : good day to you Visount, are there any Visounts still flying? you were damn luck to travel with it! Thanks for any info. Brgds Amir
30 Amir : good day to you Viscount, are there any Viscounts still flying? you were damn luck to travel with it! Thanks for any info. Brgds Amir
31 VH-MAK : Just for the records, my first flight was on a BA744 from Sydney to Bangkok to London, and it was a long flight for a 4 year old!! Some of my friends
32 Ksivanov : Mine was a Balkan Airlines TU3 BOJ-SOF in 1984.
33 FlyerDude : BWI-ORDDC-10Awesome Service!
34 Hmmmm... : Air Canada DC-8 in 1973. 5 years old.
35 Flyf15 : Precision Air PA-31! MHT-BOS, 1984.
36 B737-700 : Condor B 757-200, STR-PMI (1990)
37 Airbus A3XX : 1987, China Airlines A300, HKG-BKK. Sad to be on this airline.......
38 LHmark : An Allegany BAC 111. ROC-JFK. My dad showed me pictures. I was nine months old. I probably screamed and cried all the way to NYC, driving the other pa
39 Scotty : My first flight was a 20 minute flip in a Seneca over Perthshire in Scotland. It was marvellous. First airliner? Well, it was a Dart Herald of British
40 Jpyvr : Seeing all these guys who first flew in 1996 or 1997 (well almost), I thought I'd add some ancient history. My first flight was in 1957 on North Centr
41 Pilatus : My first flight was in 1980, in a DC-8-70 of Swissair. The flight was from Zurich to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I was 2 years old.
42 Jubilee777 : China Airlines 747-SP in 1984, when I was 6 years old. It was a flight from SIN-HKG, Always remember it, my first and my worst. Very bad turbulence, a
43 Goingboeing : Was a Delta DC8 Stretch from MCO-ATL in 1972,when I was 15. I was (and still am) impressed by how loooooooong that thing was! Most memoraable par of t
44 Awaramper : United 727. 1974. Routing was from OMA-DEN-SFO. I remeber it being real loud. I also remeber it was the one and only time I ever got air sick. TWA902f
45 Jrlander : My first flight was a trip from MSP to Honolulu via LAX when I was 6 weeks old. I believe the first flight of the trip was a Western Airlines 727, fol
46 CharterFlyer : Hi, If I remember well, it was a Boeing 727-233 operated by Air Canada, back in 1990. Regards, CharterFlyer
47 Tg 747-300 : My first flight was on Air Europe's 737 form Oslo to Palma de MAllorca. I was ca 7 years old that time, and remember that I was scareb wen the door wa
48 A. Tupolev : My first flight was in the Aeroflot An-24 from Riga to Liepaja. The flight was 30 min long and I was 4 years old. Since then my main interest is aviat
49 747-600X : Belonging to United. I was about 4 and used to think you could see inside the wing from inside the airplane, how strange! I remember when the flaps sl
50 Starship : My first trip was in an SAA Skymaster (DC-4) from Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia when I was six months old. My first jet trip was in an
51 Exnonrev : My first plane ride was in 1979 in a Piper Turbo Dakota. (basically a souped-up Warrior) More memorable than the flight itself were the circumstances
52 AerLingus A330 : If my memory serves me correct, I remember flying the old Northeast Airlines (which merged with Delta in the early 70's) from BOS to FLL. I can't reme
53 Virgin Express : British Airways BAe (BAC) One-Eleven. Route : BRU - LHR Year : 1975
54 L1011 : My first flight was on an Eastern DC-3 from LGA to RIC on 3/6/47. I was less than three months old at the time and don't remember it, but I found a re
55 MD80DRVR : My first airplane was an Aeronca Champ. My first airplane ride was in a TWA Lockheed Constellation from SFO to LAX. I was three weeks old at the time.
56 Latinplane : My first trip was in 1980 o from Los Angeles to Guadalajara, Mexico. It was an AeroMexico DC-9. I was born in 77 so by then I was 3 years old at the
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