Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
Not my girlfriend, but by friends hate my ability to identify aircraft families "by ear"...I hear a plane, say "777" (or whatever I think it is) and then ask them to look up and describe the aircraft for me--I have about 92% accuracy (d*mn Airbuses all sound alike!).
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
well... my friends too... kinda... but i dont really like to talk to them about planes coz ppl in my school knows crap abt planes and i hate it when they think the know lots abt planes and try to argue with you ... i jus cant stand that thats why i dont even wanna mention anything abt planes to them...
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
My ex-girlfriend hated it!!! We flew down to Ft. Walton Beach for spring break a couple years ago to meet up with some friends, I was too lazy to drive 6 hours to Destin...I booked us on an ATR-72, when there were MD-88s and CRJs that fly down there for Delta, she was pissed when she found this out a few weeks later from friends because she was petrified of flying anything with props. But, I won $50 from a kid one time because he thought that we would fly from Brussels to Atlanta on Sabena, because our tickets had a Sabena flt. number, it was a flt. 8332 or something and rarely do flight numbers that high do not operate on a codeshare basis..besides, I had looked the flight up before we left and it said it was op. by Delta. That was nice.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
Well, not sick, but airplanes are not her favorite "stuff". She already went with me to take pics around the airport but I "have" to go with her doing what she likes as well and so we don't get into troubles.
Airplanes are a part of me and as long as she wants to have me she has to accept that but until now this has not been a problem so far.
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
hahaha lol people... but this new gf of mine does indeed get sick of me mentioning abt planes and she sed i dont spend enough time with myself because most of my time = with planes or with her (she had to admit that she gets quite a lot of attention from me) but u kno for me, planes are a part of me!!!
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
I feel sorry for mx5boy's boyfriend ;-]
And yes, an ex of mine actually said out loud she couldn't tolerate my obsession with planes and Star Trek. If she had had her way she'd have burned everything (that's about $10,000 worth!!!) and had me watching British soaps on tv instead of the adventures of Captain Janeway.
My ideal partner: Scandanavian blonde flight attendant who won't roll their eyes when I spy a Boeing :-]
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
My girlfriend is really pissed because of my trips to the airports.
Couple of weeks ago I took her to BWI. We were seating on the chairs, watching planes, taking pictures etc. She got borred very fast and then she asked me what kind of notepad I have in my camera bag. I told her that I write reg numbers for all aircraft I see. Then she went thru it and found around 10 phone numbers to girls. She was so pissed hehehe
Later that day when we came back home, she was looking at some of my pictures and she found pics of women that I took while waiting for aircraft to land hehehe It wasnt much but some 'ass' close ups hehehehe
Also few days ago she found out that I went to Miami in March without her knowledge hehehe She was furious ehhehe
Now I am banned from the airports hehehe
I'm working on some kind of agreement between us that will allow me to go twice a month to airport of my preference
Of course she will have to go with me.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
Nope! She loves it in fact. She's pretty much accepted the fact that this has been my hobby way before I met her and, for better or worse, decided to support it. She's getting better at spotting everyday too! We sometimes take trips to the airport just for that reason.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
CO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
It took a while for my fiancee to get used to it.....to the point of tolerating it, although deep down I think it still drives her nuts....=) Wonder what it'll be like during our honeymoon to St. Maarten ? =) =)
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12789 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
My ex could not STAND my love of airplanes. We lived under the flightpath for SEA and I would always stop and look to see what was coming or going. Of course he just HAD to be somewhere that instant. I have not told anyone I have dated since him about my love of airplanes
My ex-roommmates just know that comes with the territory. I have pics of jets up on my desktop and have Airliners magazines from the last 4 years.
I just took my nephew to ALW to see his first Dash-8. Now he wants to see bigger planes that his uncle sees at PDX. Hehehe.... My bro just loves me now..... hehehe
Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
Well....I am a girlfirend of an "AIRPLANE FREAK"...I have to say that I was exposed to airplanes from the time I was little...my Uncle had an nice Cessna 170B on Floates and lived in Elliot Lake Ontario...I was in heaven flying with him to the many many lakes in Northern Ontario.
So for me, I love going to different airports and just watching the "birds" fly in & out.
I am now a student pilot and could not think of anything better to to with my spare time!!!
Tbonecapalbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
My last girlfriend was pretty good about my love for aviation. She even took me to the airport for my birthday. I never really annoyed her because we both had interests that we tried not to talk abou too much.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6462 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1827 times:
Not in my case. Susan flies bizjets for money. When she's home for a few days the airplanes keep me out of her hair. A bit odd to the younger members perhaps but when you get to your mid 40s and have been together for 10 years you don't spend so much time doing things together. She putters around in the yard trimming things that don't need to be trimmed and I fritter my time away on silly things like replacing tile that doesn't need to be replaced.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
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The last girl I dated got mad about my obsession with planes, as I work with them as my job. She manages a coffee shop and doesn't bring work home with her, so why should I do that? But for me, airplanes are more than a job, they are a passion. She started to understand that. Later on she told me how she thought it was cool that I found something like that which captivated me no matter what anyone told me about it.
Andrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
My boyfriend's actually very supportive of my hobby, even though he rolls his eyes sometimes when I hear a plane overhead and look up in the sky, anything from light planes to helicopters to commercial liners. Everything has to stop, conversation, walking, eating, everything!
A few weeks after we met he bought me a Herpa model plane from an Op-shop, the paint was scraping off but it's now my favourite plane in my collection.