Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
hang in there, buddy. I also was into to aviation at your age, and I was teased by peers. Ignore it as best you can, and try and find friends who share your interest. If you are bullied, you may have to defend yourself. You can do it.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
You're at an age when being smart isn't very popular.
That will change eventually. My best...no THE best.... advice is to be true to who you are, not what they want you to be.
Have fun and get nutty and be wild like every other kid....but take that love you have for watching a BA777 flex her wings and leap into the air and nourish it. If others don't "get it", don't worry about it. And don't try to explain it to them. Don't act like you're better than they are, but don't back down from the interests you have. Eventually, as you stay true to yourself, other kids will notice that you aren't changing because of them. And they'll be impressed by that. They really will.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
I don't see why aviation would have such a stigma to young folks. I just don't get it. It's not like you are interested in umbrellas or breast-pumps or something. Jeeez! When I was young, my friends thought it was kind of cool that I was into aviation. Maybe your friends are just dorks themselves. What are they interested in? Tell us and we will help you light them up with ridicule. heeheehee. If that doesn't work, take KROCs advice and take them behind the woodshed and whoop their stinkin asses.
Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1957 times:
I am 22, and I get it now.. I just tell them that they don't have to like it and leave it at that.. I don't let it get to me.. Just like I won't let Bin Laden screw my interest in aviation up.. To do so would be admitting defeat, when that is the LAST thing I would do..
Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
I have never been teased about being interested in aviation, I have taken many girls to the airport! Some have come flying with me, with one we had a look around a challenger!
I think you guys might just over do aviation!
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
Wow, My friends are awesome. They think it's cool that I'm into aviation. People come up to me and start talking to me about it because they think it's a cool topic. I feel as though since I like it, many people around me are being open up to a new intrest.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
I started flying with my Dad when I was 6 years old. Got my license as soon as I was old enough. They say once you get airplane noise in your ears, you can't get it out. I don't remember being teased to often, but when i was, I think it was mostly out of jealousy. Here in the US, most flight schools offer a deal where for about $30 US you can take a 1/2 hour introductory flight in a small airplane, like a 152. You go up with an instructor and he lets you do just about everything except maybe the landing. It's a real exciting thing, and they don't put too many age restrcitions on it. I don't know if they have a similar program where you are, but if they do, I would recommend you try to get these "friends" of yours signed up for a ride. Once they get to do the flying for themselves, they are going to be just as obsessed as you are. Hope this helps..
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
Hardly any of my friends know that I am interested in aviation. Those who do don't laugh at me. There's nothing wrong with being into aviation: everyone is interested in something else. And I intend to pursue a career in aviation, too (not a pilot or steward but my dream job is an airport/airline manager). Well, too bad, if anyone laughs at me, I'm sure to laugh at their own hobbies.
Unlike Iain, I have never taken a girl to the airport, partly because I'm 15 and have no way of driving her to Malta Int. I agree that it might be a good 'hunting' strategy . As for Xewkija Heliport, I think hardly any local girl would be impressed by me taking her to the minute terminal to watch the noisy old Mi-8s!
Keep up your interest in aviation BA777!
Airways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
I'm 23. I used to get teased loads about it, but not anymore. You have been given plenty of advise which might or might not work. It's unfortunate, but I suggest you just don't talk about your interest in aviation any more, and they will soon forget.
In any case, don't let it ruin your school experience. Work hard at school, have success, and reap the rewards for the rest of your life.
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
BA777, no one can hurt you if you don't allow them to. This is a very powerful piece of advice. Whenever someone teases you, belittles you, tries to hold you down, abuses you, hurts you, it's because they are afraid of you. By hurting you, they're trying to assert themselves above you in an effort to lessen their fear. But you don't have to allow it. The minute you give in to them, they have won.
Believe in yourself. Love yourself. Have confidence in your abilities. When you have done this, no one in this world can ever hurt you again without you allowing it.
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
You know, some people might be jealous that you're so enthusiastic about something and that you actually have something to be so passionate about. Most people do not. My brother tells me every now and then "I need something to be obsessed with" even though he gives me s#@t about it more often than not!
I'm 21, my friends pull my leg over loving planes all the time.