klmfan
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Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:29 am

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!
 
OH-LZA
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:31 am

Welcome to airliners.net!

Zulu Alpha
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:36 am


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
 
Western727
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:38 am


In a word: No.
Jack @ AUS
 
klm672
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:45 am

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
 
jwenting
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 2:25 am

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
 
tbar220
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:03 am

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

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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:07 am

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
 
klmfan
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:12 am

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.
 
airlinelover
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:46 pm

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
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Wed Aug 29, 2001 2:51 pm

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
 
crank
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 12:52 am

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
 
Superfly
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 1:04 am

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
 
777fan
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 1:11 am

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
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RJ100
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 2:30 am

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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usair1489
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 2:53 am

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
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EGGD
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 2:54 am

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
 
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 6:59 am

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
 
SophieMaltese
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 7:27 am

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.
 
airlinelover
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 1:59 pm

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
 
Metwrench
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RE: Crazy Because Of Passion For Aviation?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 2:17 pm

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

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