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Who Here Was Born Before The 747?  
User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1860 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

how many old farts are here? I was born in 1966(damn I'm old)

Dan in Jupiter

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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6028 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

1966??, step aside sonny.... 1962 here


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Well, let's just say I was there at Kitty Hawk and took this photo!..




User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 1):
1966??, step aside sonny.... 1962 here

BAH, just a baby!

1958  shhh 

International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5362 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

I was, 1965.

That was when Trans World Airlines actually Transed the World (or most of it anyway, the round-the-world routes came a few years later)

Now celebrating half a century of........ME!
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

A 1961 model here. The 707 & DC-8 were just starting service on a broad scale when I came along. I was a mere 10 yr old lad when the first 747s started service with Pan Am. Geez...seems like ancient history to me now. Regards.

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Hell, before the 737, DC-9....1961.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

I was born before the 747's manufactured after 1991. Does that count? Wink

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineYegmaster From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

1967, that was a great year.

User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

I am in the club ... but that's all I will say.  Smile

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

I'm in the same boat as Falcon and Flagship.........1961.

Tom at MSY

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

1959, while there were exactly 49 states. I'm among a select, extremely small minority of Americans!

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineFDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Another 1961er. A very good year it seems.

You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2613 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

1963 here.....first Flight on 1967 on a Dc-6B then on a Dc-9 then on a Spanking New Western Airlines Dc-10

The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8502 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
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1961 was a great year, count me in too!

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Umm, before I answer the question and date myself, when did the 747 start flying?


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Kieron you git - have you been talking to JGPH1A?  hissyfit 

And you failed to mention how old you were!!!!!!!

Actually, I was born in 1953, so , so far, I appear to be leading the sad old git section Big grin

Not only was I born before the 747 was made, I even beat the 707's first flight!! So, top that!!

Have a nice weekend spotty youths  crazy 

Andy  old 

Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Skidmarks, Good Morning!

I am a git, but at least I don't live in the Manx, not to be confused with the Mancs i.e manchester yobbos where i am from!

I am 27 by the way! so less spotty than usual!



User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Kieron, good morning.

Well, I live here, but I'm not a local - I don't have a pointy head for a start!!!!!!!  dopey 

And yes, infinitely better than Manchester - fine to visit but I wouldn't want to live there!!!!!! Big grin

Have a good one

Andy  old 

Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineSteve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 478 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Just to prove that 1961 was indeed a popular year,you can add me to the '61 list too!

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19368 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 2):
Well, let's just say I was there at Kitty Hawk and took this photo!..



LMAO.  Big grin

1963 for me.  Wink  Silly

"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Philippines, joined Oct 2003, 14476 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

1967 for me  old 


Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13419 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

I seem to be older than almost everyone here except for Skidmarks - I was born in 1954, I'll be 51 later this year. Yes, I am an 'old git'  old  Old enough to be the daddy of some of you kiddies out there.
I was born before the 707 was born, when piston aircraft ruled the skies. My father worked for Curtiss-Wright here in New Jersey and he worked on new and the rebuilding of their famous huge, radial piston engines for many airlines, including sadly many that don't exist today. He was laid off from C-W in 1963, when I was 9 due to the fast movement to jets.
I recall seeing most of the a/c's at an airport (LGA, EWR - when only the North Terminal) were piston a/c's and in the heyday of the 727, 707, BAe ancestors. I have flown in the early to mid-80's on DC-8's, DC-9's, 707 and early 747. I even recall the introductions of 'jumbo jets', when the 747 first came out, as well as the DC-10 and L-1011.
I am old enough to recall: sexy/sexist ads featuring 'stewardess' not flight attendents; when all pilots were male (well, not much better today); when got true meals on flights and not just a package of peanuts; when you kinda dressed up for a flight; when the IFE was one picture on a grainy screen in the front of the cabin; when most transcons, and even many middle range flights on major routes, were on widebodies. I remember when the 767 came out (2 engines to cross the Atlantic....the horror).
So I am an old git too for sure  old 

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19368 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 22):
I'll be 51 later this year. Yes, I am an 'old git' Old enough to be the daddy of some of you kiddies out there.

Hell, I am 22 and you could easily be MY father.   If you had a child when you were 14 (possible), your son or daughter would be 36 - what an awful thought! Hell, if I had one when I were 14, the person would be 8.  Wow!

[Edited 2005-05-21 13:30:52]

"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

1960 here.... part of the experienced group of members here on A-Net.  old 


25 Post contains images PMN : Just to wind all you oldies up, I was born in 1981. Hey, it was before the 777 at least!    Paul[Edited 2005-05-21 16:21:40]
26 AndersNilsson : And before the first flight of the 757,767 and Saab 340. I was born in 1968[Edited 2005-05-21 16:57:03]
27 PMN : Dammit, you HAD to point that out didn't you? I feel old now! Paul
28 Post contains images FDXMECH : Am I going overboard or are people born 1961, the last, best hope for the world?
29 Post contains links and images AsstChiefMark : This photo was taken the day I was born! View Large View MediumPhoto © Ray Marsh Mark
30 ZRH : 1960 was a good year. I can even remember the first landing on the Moon in 1969, I was 9 and saw it on TV in our holidays in Spain.
31 SATL382G : naturally!! DOB 19 May 61....doing the double 4 shuffle this weekend...
32 Silverfox : Sorry Skidmark, just move over and let a 1947 vintage bask The first time i went spotting was at LHR on 9 July 1960 Qantas and Air India constellation
33 Post contains images YooYoo : 1968 here. Sad really, the Leafs never won a cup after i was born On the upside.....there a lot of people here older than me. Andreas
34 Post contains images Biggles : Yes, a very good year..another '61 here .
35 Fokker Lover : '66 for me, and I was still one of the youngest ones in the hangar.
36 ANCFlyer : 1959 here . . . I remember seeing the first Western B720 arrive in JNU way back when. And have flown on a Boeing Stratcruiser with NW into ANC . . . I
37 Post contains images Skidmarks : Silverfox, my first Ian Allan was 1963 and I still have it. Used to go spotting with my stepfather at LGW, LHR, SEN and STN. He worked for Transair in
38 MD11Engineer : The first flight of my life was on a PanAm B727 out of THF to FRA, boarding through the rear stairs (this is the first one I clearly remember, there m
39 Post contains images DL021 : MD11Engineer was born sometime shortly after Wilbur and Orville started scouting locations in North Carolina for their wacky idea! I was born just pri
40 Faenum : Does Feb 1943 make me the oldest BOF so far? My first flight from LHR was in 1951 in a DH 89 Rapide over London during the Festival of Britain. Must g
41 MD11Engineer : Ian, If you remember Doughboy City in Berlin, did you ever visit the artificial hill the Lilienthal brothers built less than a mile away in the 1880s
42 Iakobos : Gold to Faenum (did you take your pill ?) Silver to Silverfox (logic) Bronze for Iakobos (well deserved) the pack did a useless sprint for 4th place,
43 MD11Engineer : Well, the oldest plane I ever flew in (asd a pax) was a SAA DC-4. The oldest I ever worked on was a 1943 built C-47. Jan
44 Saxdiva : I was born just before the first 747 was certified by the FAA for commercial service, soo... I guess I count as ancient. How come we don't have an old
45 Post contains links and images Zippyjet : Got you both beat! I was born even before the Boeing 707 and Douglass DC 8 Jets carried revenue passengers! 1956! And I feel I'm not an old fart; may
46 Andz : well since they are still flying that hardly ages you!
47 Post contains images Skidmarks : So what year then, Iakobos? You can tell us, we won't blab (much!) Actually, this is a good time to run this thread, with young Gkirk not around to h
48 AzoresLover : Great response...loved it! Good sense of humor! (And PIT is my main airport.) First commercial service was with PanAm JFK-LHR in Feb 1970. My first 7
49 DeskPilot : 1964 for me. First flight was on an ANsett ANA B727 from Mel to Syd in 1969 - I was 5 yo, and already bitten by the aviation bug !
50 Silverfox : Having just risen!!! Other memories of LHR are the first flights of the Comet (1952) went by London Transport bus and the car park was where term 1 is
51 Post contains images AzoresLover : A big LMAO!!!!
52 Cptkrell : Heck, I was born before the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser (but Faenum has me beat by three months). A positive of being an old fart is having met and flown
53 DL021 : Jan..see the IM.. Good retort though. Threw in the mad German gliders..... Who here has ever flown on a C-47/DC-3 in regular service? I flew on a Hond
54 Post contains images Skidmarks : I've flown a Honduran DC-3, DL, from San Pedro Sulas to La Ceibe. Amazing flight, along with the chickens and other livestock Andy
55 Post contains images Boeing Nut : I was two years old when the ole whale was rolled out. What's you're point??
56 AzoresLover : I've had 2 DC-3 flights...the one mentioned in my earlier reply, Lake Central DC-3 from Wheeling WV to Washington National, with a stop in Morgantown
57 Iakobos : So, after Cptkrell's late but valid entry the podium has changed Gold Faenum (whom obviously did take his pill last night) Feb 43 Silver Cptkrell May
58 Post contains images Skidmarks : I had no idea there were so many old farts in here - even older than me!!! This should put those young sprogs in their place!! Andy
59 Iakobos : The SGS committee unanimously decided to award Skidmarks (53 vintage) and LTBEWR ('54) with respectively a sugar cane medal and a biscuit replica of I
60 Silverfox : AzoresLover Thanks! Its even funnier when i play my steam locomotive records at full blast We are four miles from the nearest track!
61 MD11Engineer : But I was a passenger on probably the last DC-4 flight ever into THF! And the best thing is that I got it for free! (it happened in 1996 during the S
62 Glydrflyr : I got here in Feb., 1938. First flew in a DC-3 (Capitol Airways), EWR-DCA in 1947, soloed a J-3 cub (N8863H) in May, 1951, licensed since August of '5
63 Iakobos : New change in the rankings 24-carat Gold Glydrflyr Feb 38 (and a fresh A.netter) Silver Faenum Feb 43 Bronze Cptkrell May 43 Zinc Silverfox 47 Rusty I
64 Post contains images Willo : The USA carried out it's first U2 spy mission over Russia on my day of birth.
65 Post contains links and images JGPH1A : Don't you mean Croydon ? Or possibly Northolt ? Being as I am VERY young (and beautiful and thin and gorgeous), I was born in 19ahemty-hem, although
66 Post contains images Cornish : The TSR.2 - a complete failure. How apt
67 NumberTwelve : I was born in 1962. By the way: my father is an old Lufthanseat and he NEVER EVER said: * the 747 will NEVER fly * it will take hours to board and deb
68 JGPH1A : It wasn't a complete failure - it just failed to have the necessary funding lavished upon it. Which is far more apt ! :P
69 Post contains images Iakobos : ... the looks of that "machine" thoroughly explain why no funds were made available. Even in the Isles, notorious for its curious designs (in all dom
70 Post contains images Skidmarks : Yup, went there too, although not with my step-dad. They still flew things from Croydon when I first went there Spotty little erk!!!! Andy
71 JGPH1A : Possibly that was where you saw that zeppelin. Or possibly les frères Montgolfier ? Tee hee !!
72 Post contains images EZYAirbus : 1982 before the 747-400ER Glenn
73 TriStarEnvy : Another "Class of 61" alumn, here... We're after all the original jet families...707, DC-8, CV880... But BEFORE just about everything else!!!!
74 Moose1226 : I came after the first flight of the 744 and 320, but before the 777/737NG/330/340.
75 Clrd2go : 1950..I'm so old, when I went to school they didn't teach history. Jim
76 Post contains images Iakobos : I can understand, in my (European) class, the modern history curriculum started with "America, which has been discovered recently..."
77 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : The below-photo was taken a month before I was born in 1965 View Large View MediumPhoto © Jean-Pierre Bonin NE had not yet introduced its Yellowb
78 Post contains images Skidmarks : Jim, by this lot's standards, you ARE history LMAO!! Along with me and several others. Andy
79 Post contains images TFSPhoto : 1980 .. before the A380!
80 Post contains images BMIFlyer : I was also born in 1980 Lee
81 Andz : My wife was a cabin attendant on the DC-4 that was in Berlin for the airlift commemorations, they flew home from Berlin to Johannesburg via Venice, I
82 Post contains images MxCtrlr : Born 366 days after PA first flew the 707 commercially so, yes, born pre-747. Also born before Sputnik, Explorer 1 and others beeped in the skies. MxC
83 Paulc : 1966 for me MD11Engineer - have also met Capt Flippe Vermuelen when he gave a lecture on how the SAA historic flight took the DC4 to Oshkosh - very in
84 Post contains images JGPH1A : Back then it was called "Current Affairs"
85 Oly720man : 1962 here. I was born just before the Cuban missile crisis.
86 Cornish : 1972 - in terms of aviation events I was born exactly three months before the Staines air crash. Ironically I now live only a few miles from where the
87 JGPH1A : Tee hee - he lives in Staines, Official City of Ugly People ! Oh the shame.
88 Post contains images Klaus : I was born in 1963 under a (mostly) still untainted moon...
89 Post contains images Cornish : Actually I live in Laleham - much more sophisticated, close to the banks of the river Thames. A few miles, but another world from the Chavs of Staine
90 JGPH1A : You're lucky - I officially recognise the existence of Laleham, and am prepared to Be Seen Dead there. There used to be a wonderful Spanish restauran
91 Willo : I suppose you've got one of those floating "gin palaces" and wear a sailors hat at weekends![Edited 2005-05-24 11:52:30]
92 Post contains images JGPH1A : Only when he's working the docks !
93 Post contains images Cornish : Shhh that's quite enough of my past. I'm a respectable pillar of the community these days, I have you know. Nope - just the gin
94 JGPH1A : There is a difference between a pillar of the community and leaning up against a lamp-post in fishnets - which is it ?
95 Post contains images Cornish : Many more smart remarks like that JGP and you'll be a pillar of the community - in the sense of the newly built motorway flyover pillar type
96 Post contains images JGPH1A : Oooh - Don Wurzel Gummigio has spoken. Tonight I sleep with the fishes.
97 Caribb : 1958 for me.... apparently at two years old my parents took me on my first airplane flight... a TCA Constellation, egads... I sorta wish I was really
98 Post contains images Skidmarks : Its not weekends you have to worry about - it's evenings And isn't Cornish young? I had him down as at least rapidly approaching 60 Andy
99 Post contains images JGPH1A : Yeah, poor guy. The botox didn't take, shame.
100 Post contains images Cornish : young, cool, sophisticated and talented - and at least half your age Skiddy
101 JGPH1A : So around 45 then ?
102 Post contains images Cornish : In that case it should have read "at least a quarter of Skiddy's age"
103 Post contains images Skidmarks : You'll be sooooooooooooorrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andy
104 Post contains images Iakobos : One of the talented posters has a very appropriate signature. I assume he is considering taking the option...
105 Sunking737 : 1960 here, so the queen of the sky's was the 707 and the DC-8. My oldest son will graduate from high school on Friday so know I feel old, but I still
106 Post contains images JGPH1A : 5 kids ? Steady on ! Time to get cable TV, methinks...
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