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My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...  
User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2112 posts, RR: 30
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Recently, my three-year-old son has stopped saying "hey look, an airplane!" Instead, he "identifies" models. Well, let me rephrase that: he points to the sky and makes up random numbers.

"Look, a forty-six seven!" was his most recent.

Should I be proud or worried?   

[Edited 2008-08-26 14:24:03]


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User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 144 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Just be thankful it is not some grownup whom is supposedly "in the know" and teaching him those numbers as if he or she were teaching him the different aircraft types.  Silly


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User currently offlineHywel From Sri Lanka, joined Apr 2008, 915 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is  Wink

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2579 times:



Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
"Look, a forty-six seven!" was his most recent.

Sounds like the typical spotter, one of those "I-Know-everything" spotter  duck 

Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
Should I be proud or worried?

Proud of course! You cannot start early enough. And not long to wait and he will do it perfectly right  thumbsup 

Quoting Hywel (Reply 2):
I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is Wink

 rotfl  indeed.

WILCO737 (MD11F)
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User currently offlineAlexEU From Nauru, joined Oct 2007, 1874 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

As long as he is not interested in B767 cargo bay, or the retirement of NW DC-9.

User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2485 times:



Quoting Hywel (Reply 2):
I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is  

At least then you'd be assured he'd never end up on Anet.



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 14032 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

I was the same way when I was that age. I could always the differences between 727, DC9 and 707. I couldn't always say much about it, but I studied. I can see it in my 2 year old nephew, too. Feed his curiosity.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2392 times:



Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
Should I be proud or worried?

Proud now....Worried later when he decides to purchase some expensive spotting gear with your credit card  wink 
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2371 times:



Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
"Look, a forty-six seven!" was his most recent.

Should I be proud or worried?

Yeah, proud now, maybe worry a bit more when he's 20 and says "Look dad, another one of them 4 engined 737s..."

Thom@s



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2367 times:

You should be proud!

Your son is still young and smart.... the real achievement has been mine, my girlfriend can tell the difference between the 330, 320, 340, 747 and 737! Now thats good training!  Wink

***fingers crossed she's not slying on a.net***



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2365 times:

Yeah, I'd be worried... poor kid should get better hobbies than standing on the side of a runway...  Wink

My godson is 7 and recognises the aircraft models at least as well as I do... if not better...
Way too many trips to the airport with the "uncle" and dad  silly 

He's first was "AILBUZZ" (Airbus) which he called every aircraft around age of 3...



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User currently offlineCzbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 1030 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

This is great news!

Quality time between dad and son will mean repeated trips to the airport for years and years and years and years.......... Keep up the good work!


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2112 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2278 times:



Quoting Hywel (Reply 2):
I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is

Nice...

Quoting DABZF (Reply 10):
Yeah, I'd be worried... poor kid should get better hobbies than standing on the side of a runway...

He's into trains too...  silly 



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2214 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):
"I-Know-everything"

Hey, I try not to do that! If I don't know, I simply say that I don't know with no problem with it.. Big grin  Wink

Quoting N229NW (Reply 12):
He's into trains too...

I'm into all three.. Airplanes, buses, and trains..and on a dirty day, trucks. I got the brunt of it.. Big grin



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2170 times:



Quoting Thom@s (Reply 8):
Yeah, proud now, maybe worry a bit more when he's 20 and says "Look dad, another one of them 4 engined 737s..."

He may be right.....considering a B737 built at that time with Four Engines..... wink 
The current ones have Three.....Don't forget the APU. biggrin 
regds
MEL



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