SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1667 times:
I am, I don't think anyone knows I'm on here, I'm not ashamed, I just don't let everyone know my interests. I always turn my laptop toward the wall when I'm on A.net, I actually do most of the time anyway, I'm just a very private person.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
Well..most of my friends make fun of me..say I'm crazy to actually pay $25 to sign up for an aviation website. I just ignore them. But I wouldn't say I'm a closet a.nutter, all my friends/family know my hobby
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1562 times:
I think this really applies to all the high schoolers and college students here. As for telling people, I'm a lot like SLC1. I don't really care about telling people about it, but I don't go out of my way to tell people about my hobby. Most of my close friends know about it, and a few have even gone out to EWR with me. I am very wary of going on a.net at school, though. As for family, no one in my family likes or even knows anything about aviation, and they really don't understand it. They really don't care, though, and let me do my thing, as long as it doesn't interfere with school.
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2894 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
I only speak about it when i am spoken to something related----otherwise especially in India people think you a crazy if u like aircrafts, let alone paying 25$ for it---hopefully things will change with the upcoming boom in Indian civil aviation
Scottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
My whole family knows I'm into this stuff, and most of my friends know that I know a lot about aviation. When they heard I paid $900 for a camera, they thought I was crazy. I've told one of my friends from school about A.net though, and only because he said he's interested in aviation too. But yeah, I'd say I'm a "closet A.netter."
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
No Bravo7E7, I'm not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that), and I throw around $25 perhaps too much, I should have less money or start working again when the only thing I spent money on was gas (reluctantly). And I do bring it up if mentioned by somebody else, but that's the only time. I even try to avoid appearing like I know TOO much about aviation.
VictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
When I was in school/college my family and friends used to think I was crazy to like planes. They used to laugh at me. But now that I'm doing well, all the jokes have stopped. I even got my IT freak cousin interested in aviation (he now works for an airline).
NWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
NEVER be ashamed of a hobby/interest. I love the airline industry/commercial jets/engines but i also love the Crown Super Coach. I have pics of Crowns in my yahoo profile. (profiles.yahoo.com/sleepingcobra1) Robert NWDC10
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1311 times:
Nobody knows that I like aviation as it's something I enjoy to do on my own time. It's an escape if you will. I do have a bumper sticker on my car and sometimes people ask what it's for...I tell them it's about aviation and change the subject, unless they know what they are talking about.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1286 times:
everyone knows I know a lot about planes and airlines and all that (compared to a lay person), but I don't like to let people know how far my obsession goes.
Same here. Almost all of my friends and family know that I'm the one to go to if they have a question about airlines, airports or travel in general, but I try not to let them know just how into depth I can go.
Obsessed is a rough word. I like "very, very interested" instead.