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n229nw
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My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:18 pm

Recently, my three-year-old son has stopped saying "hey look, an airplane!" Instead, he "identifies" models. Well, let me rephrase that: he points to the sky and makes up random numbers.

"Look, a forty-six seven!" was his most recent.

Should I be proud or worried?   

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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:21 pm

Just be thankful it is not some grownup whom is supposedly "in the know" and teaching him those numbers as if he or she were teaching him the different aircraft types.  Silly
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:26 pm

I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is  Wink
 
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:29 pm



Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
"Look, a forty-six seven!" was his most recent.

Sounds like the typical spotter, one of those "I-Know-everything" spotter  duck 

Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
Should I be proud or worried?

Proud of course! You cannot start early enough. And not long to wait and he will do it perfectly right  thumbsup 

Quoting Hywel (Reply 2):
I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is Wink

 rotfl  indeed.

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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:56 pm

As long as he is not interested in B767 cargo bay, or the retirement of NW DC-9.
 
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:57 am



Quoting Hywel (Reply 2):
I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is  

At least then you'd be assured he'd never end up on Anet.
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:46 am

I was the same way when I was that age. I could always the differences between 727, DC9 and 707. I couldn't always say much about it, but I studied. I can see it in my 2 year old nephew, too. Feed his curiosity.
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:58 am



Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
Should I be proud or worried?

Proud now....Worried later when he decides to purchase some expensive spotting gear with your credit card  wink 
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:15 am



Quoting N229NW (Thread starter):
"Look, a forty-six seven!" was his most recent.

Should I be proud or worried?

Yeah, proud now, maybe worry a bit more when he's 20 and says "Look dad, another one of them 4 engined 737s..."

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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:24 am

You should be proud!

Your son is still young and smart.... the real achievement has been mine, my girlfriend can tell the difference between the 330, 320, 340, 747 and 737! Now thats good training!  Wink

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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:33 am

Yeah, I'd be worried... poor kid should get better hobbies than standing on the side of a runway...  Wink

My godson is 7 and recognises the aircraft models at least as well as I do... if not better...
Way too many trips to the airport with the "uncle" and dad  silly 

He's first was "AILBUZZ" (Airbus) which he called every aircraft around age of 3...
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:26 pm

This is great news!

Quality time between dad and son will mean repeated trips to the airport for years and years and years and years.......... Keep up the good work!
 
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:25 pm



Quoting Hywel (Reply 2):
I'd only be worried if he's calling all the aircraft a sixty-nine and asking what the mile high club is

Nice...

Quoting DABZF (Reply 10):
Yeah, I'd be worried... poor kid should get better hobbies than standing on the side of a runway...

He's into trains too...  silly 
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:44 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 3):
"I-Know-everything"

Hey, I try not to do that! If I don't know, I simply say that I don't know with no problem with it.. Big grin  Wink

Quoting N229NW (Reply 12):
He's into trains too...

I'm into all three.. Airplanes, buses, and trains..and on a dirty day, trucks. I got the brunt of it.. Big grin
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RE: My Three-year-old Son The Spotter...

Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:54 am



Quoting Thom@s (Reply 8):
Yeah, proud now, maybe worry a bit more when he's 20 and says "Look dad, another one of them 4 engined 737s..."

He may be right.....considering a B737 built at that time with Four Engines..... wink 
The current ones have Three.....Don't forget the APU. biggrin 
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