Now, this might be a little bit out of context for this forum, But I think that aviation is too lonely. I was at MAN the other week, and I tried to ask someone what aircraft had just taken off. (Continental 777-300) I knew it was a 777 but unsure as to whether it was -200 or -300. I asked someone, Nicely and politely if he could tell me and He just ignored me, which I felt was not very nice. (Just short of rude i think). I managed to find out when my friend realised what it was. I have also noticed that I get a few strange looks from people when they see me trying to go about my hobby, or whenever I ask them a question (Which I feel arent stupid) I asked someone who "Jet Set" was on the ATC Radio (Air 2000). Again, I got a negative comment, he just laughed and ignored me. Maybe I get bad experiences and I am sure there are some friendly people about, but so far I havn't met any?!?!. If someone asks me a question, even if it is a stupid question to me, then I still answer. I am new to this hobby and I enjoy it very much, but its just when I get ignored or something else like it, then it makes me want to stay at home.
Does anyone have similar experiences, or do you love going to the Airport to meet up with mates and have a good 'ol chat about whatever?!?!
Tell em your experiences as I am in need of some enlightenment