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Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?  
User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 874 times:

My interest in aviation devloped after taking my first flight, about 9 years ago.

My relatives think that I'm somewhat crazy.They don't say anything but I get that impression when I see the looks on their faces. They can't understand why I like airplanes that much.
Maybe it's because they think that aviation is not a "proper" interest for a girl. Confused
Even my friends, male and female, can't understand my passion for aviation.

Do any of you have similar experiences?


P.S.:Now that I've got Internet access and found airliners.net I am convinced that I'm not crazy.
Thank you so much for being there!


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User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Welcome to airliners.net!

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 836 times:


Oh, nicht im geringsten -

I guess the 8897 airliners.net users are the only normal people, while the other 5,999,991,103 persons are the ones who are crazy Big grin...

The only crazy thing about you is the fact that you´re a fan of KL and not OS/NG/VO/WE...  Big grin

Best Regards from Piefke-Land  Wink/being sarcastic

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 753 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 833 times:


In a word: No.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2499 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Yes, some people just don't understand how the hell we can just sit and watch planes at an airport for hours... Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 814 times:

What I find crazy is all the people standing in amazement looking at aircraft at an airport and the next day complain about the noise those aircraft produce and demand the airport be closed.
Then a few months later they board one of those aircraft for a holiday charter...



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 806 times:

We're the normal ones, everybody else is crazy. All those crazy people risking their lives everyday driving in a car....sheesh. Flying is much safer, and much more FUN! Yeay!!!

Welcome to the club

 Smile Tzvika  Smile



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User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 806 times:

I've been called crazy for stopping in the middle of the street watching planes pass by when I drive, oh wait this happened yesterday when KLM 747 flew overhead on a busy street  Smile

Nicolas


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Thanks for your support!  Smile

Airsicknessbag (cute username),
I've never had a chance to fly OS/NG/WE but I've flown VO Dash 8 (?) three times (FRA-GRZ, VIE-GRZ) which was quite ok.
I'm quite pleased with KLM/NWA though OS/NG may offer better service onboard but they are also more expensive.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 786 times:

You're not crazy.. At work, my name tag reads "Air Chris".. A lot of people have asked what it means, and I tell them that it signifies my aviation interest. Some people give me wierd looks, some just say Oh Ok, some don't say anything.. We're not crazy..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 785 times:

It's funny when I was in High school people thought my passion for aviation was nerdy. But now I'm a little older and I'm in flight school people think it's cool.
I don't understand how somebody couldn't have at least a small interest in Aviation, I mean FLYING. Human innovation at it's best.

Sometimes I'll be chillin' at 34 here in YYC, and an A340 will be coming in while a guy is walking beside the fence as the A340 goes right over his head and he doesn't even look up or anything. How could somebody ignore an A340 going over their head? I don't get it.

Klmfan, you're as crazy as I am, crazy about flying that is!!  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Kris  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Word
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 777 times:

when I go to my sister's appartement I am always standing outside cause the planes are always passing like 500ft above us, and what do you think she says? YOU'RE CRAZY

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 776 times:

Join the club!  Smokin cool

Travel agents really think I am nuts. What do those old broads know about airline travel anyways?


Last year when they booked me and my girlfriend's SFO-HNL trip, they tried to put us on a AA 767 !
I rasied hell!
I insisted that it would be on the UA 747 -200.
I knew that UA was soon retiring those. Sure enough, it is now gone.  Sad


When I flew to Cuba two months ago, I insisted that I fly out of Cancun on a Friday to get the IL-62. The travel agent tried to get us go on another day to get the A320!  Angry
Can you believe that crap?!?!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2522 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Not crazy at all!

Everyone stares at me when I am at the airport and I am identifying aircraft types out loud.

You also get the crazy looks when booking flights and ask what type of aircraft?

I love to go to ORD and just sit and watch planes.

A couple of weeks ago, I flew ORD-DFW business class 777, got stuck awaiting take off. My business partner nearly freaked out when I started identifying planes out the window. He said "What makes you want to know all about planes?"

Welcome to the club!

Rgds,

Greg



DC-8 61/63/71 DC-9-30/50 MD-80/82/83 DC-10-10/30 MD-11 717 721/2 732/3/4/5/G/8/9 741/2/4 752 762/3 777 A306/319/20/33 AT
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 770 times:

We are not crazy!
Some people love fast cars, some love boats, we love airplanes. There's nothing to worry about.

Servus from BSL

RJ100




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User currently offlineUSAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 767 times:

There are some people in my high school who think I'm crazy just being an aviation/airshow fan. And most of those people just don't care at all (they have no problem of me being who I am and what I love).

Steve



Zinger Aviation Delta Oscar Tango Charlie Oscar Mike
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 766 times:

Airsicknessbag - you forget that 6000 of those users are CstarU!!!!

I am not crazy, i am not mad, hell i'm not even on any narcotics.

I like aviation, deal with it.

thats what you should say! I know i do  Big grin

regards

Dan


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 757 times:

EGGD- Shup UP! YOU DA MAN!!  Big grin

We're even, hehehehe!  Big thumbs up

HEY Klmfan!! Welcome to the site!!!  Big thumbs up

In fact you are crazy, we all are, we are all completely NUTS for aviation! Big grin I have, in SLC, made us slow down to 10 mph ON THE FREEWAY just to see that DL L-1011 take off or land!! Man that was a trip!!! Big grin

The L-1011 rocks, especially that low, it's a real shame DL retired them all. In the airport itself, yeah sure I call out the aircraft types, the thing is, I usually get the funny looks from THE PILOTS walking to/from plane!! Big grin


Ah but aviation is the best. Enjoy it, especially if you're a woman because female enthusaists are few and far between, so take pride that you are very special for that matter!!


So, do you want to pilot a plane, or are you into flight attending?

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 758 times:

I understand. People think it's weird that I'm a girl and I want to fly airplanes. I really don't tell a lot of people because I don't feel like hearing about it. I also will notice that when I'm driving or riding in a car I'm the only one paying any attention to the planes flying over.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 743 times:

I was spotting at FNT today and some lady standing next to me started talking to me about the plane her friend had just got on. Just like that.. She started asking questions, and I provided what answers I could... We went to watch the plane take off and she kept talking. She said that she just loved going to airports and watching the planes come and go, and how amazing it was that we have technology to make things like airplanes and stuff.. We just talked for a while, then she left.. I had mentioned A.net earlier, and she had all the sudden brought it back up and asked lots of questions about it.. I though I had died and gone to heaven, until I realized I didn't get her number..  Pissed

Oh well. I got to go on a AirTran 717 and look around while they were getting ready for the flight to ATL..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 743 times:

Hard work, low pay, yeah, I love this career.


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