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Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 9:32 am

Hi everybody, I have "toped" this topic in the "non aviation" forum a couple of month ago. But a very good friend of mind (member) told me this is the wrong forum. OK..

My very first flight was on board of a DC-9 owned by AZ from FCO (ROM I) to GVA (Geneva CH) come off in the year 1976 I was 1 year young.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 9:37 am

Pan Am 747-100 from JFK to LAX, i was 7 months young.
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:18 am

My very flight was when I was a mere 8 month old baby, in April 1962.
American Airlines Boeing 707 or Lockheed Electra. My folks don't remember which aircraft it was, and I've been trying to find out ever since aviation got ahold of me. LAX-ORD was the route then. Regards.
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:22 am

AA 767-200/Saab 340(not exacly sure, but I know it was a small plane)
BOS-LAX-SAN
I remember sitting on the F/O's lap on the BOS-LAX flight Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:27 am

PR DC-8 from MNL-SFO via HNL back in 1973.
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:36 am

TWA JFK-ATH March 1986
Boeing 747-100
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:39 am

London-Entebbe in 1969. BOAC VC10. I was two weeks old...
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:45 am

I think I am probably going to hold the title here. My first flight was from LAX-IAH on a Continental DC-10 when I was only 10 days old. Maybe that has something to do with me turning into an aviation nut.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy This was beginning of February 1979.
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:59 am

Not sure; but I was in my mom's tummy going to Honolulu back in 1979!
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:02 am


I flew BOS-PBI and back on AA DC-10's when I was 1 year old.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:11 am

I was one year old and I flew from Montrel to Ft. Myers, Florida on Air Canada. That was a very eventful flight, especially on takeoff, but that's another story.
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:14 am

I didn't get a taste of flight until I was 13 years old....
I remember it like it was yesterday.. Then again, it was only 3 years ago. Anyway, my parents bought me a ticket to go to San Diego ( I am from STL ) I was so scared to be flying. I had spent my entire life on the ground, and the thought of loosing contact with the ground, well I developed a new appreciation for being on the ground at that point. My mom had told the ticket agent that it was my first time flying, and he let me on the plane first. My parents escorted me on the plane since I was flying by myself.. I was abut to lose m mind b/c I was so scared, so they wanted to be sure that I wasn't going to "trip" My parents soon left me, and I was there all alone! I watched very intently as people began boarding... Any sign of fear, and I was off the plane! No one seemed nervous at all, in fact, no sooner had the man sat down behind me, before he was snoring away!
When we pushed back from the gate, I realized there was no turning back. We had a line of about 12 or so other Airliners, so we kept stopping and going... My heart was doing the same thing! Finally after about 15 minutes, we turned onto the runway. My heart leapt to my throat as we began our take off. I closed my eyes, praying that I wouldn't have to use that politically correct "for motion discomfort" bag. As I opened my eyes, we became airborne....
My fear and anxiety evaporated, and were replaced wit joy and euphoria. As we climbed high above the city, I realized my passion...With the dip of a wing I was headed for the southwest, and into a love for aviation.
I know that this is much more than you guys probably wanted to know, but I just felt like sharing my joy, and love for aviation. Now, 3 years later, I have been funnelled into a Delta Scholarship program to become a pilot for them in the future.
Jacqueline
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:38 am

1970...LAX-IND on TWA. Probably a 707.

Jeff

 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:45 am

That was a very nice story, Jacqueline, glad you shared it with us.
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:51 am

My first flight was when I was 8 months old. Western Airlines DC-10 from LAX-HNL.
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:10 pm

I was around 3 when I flew on a Royal Air Force VC-10 from RAF Brize Norton, to, well RAF Brize Norton. It was a 1 hour pleasure flight for RAF families I have been told.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:13 pm

1996, when I was 16

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:16 pm

July 1980, I was 1 when we went to the States from Hong Kong (probably on Pan Am?)
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:59 pm

I feel bad putting my post..  Smile everyone has a first flight on a jet  Smile Nevertheless mine was memorable on a pretty strange but nice in its own way plane  Smile

Mine was on a LIAT HS748 from GND to BGI.. I was about 4 years i think.
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 2:22 pm

Well, I've come a long way, baby..... From not being sure of my first flight (Either Morris Air or Delta, either way it was OAK-SLC) to now, where I'm writing down the tail number of each aircraft I go on.....
About that first flight..... Pretty Sure it was a Delta jet, not sure which type... I'm leaning towards a 727...

 Smile
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 2:23 pm

I was the first time to fly to USA by a China Airlines Boeing 747-100 or Boeing 747SP on the way from HKG to TPE to HNL and then LAX! I was so lucky that I had had flown on a LONG HAUL FLIGHT however I thought the flight time was too short! Probably I was sleeping all the time. ZzzzzzZzzzzZzzzzZzzzzz

And also I also flown on AA to fly from coast to coast (LAX to NY). It was still my first time to fly on a foreign airline and domestic flight!
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:15 pm

Malev B732 from Brussels to Budapest, than with a B733 to Athens in 1996.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:18 pm

5 weeks old, on what I believe was a Republic DC-9, from MSP to DFW.


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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:46 pm

December 1983, I was 4, from Townsville to Brisbane, Ansett Flight AN51, departed at 0705, arrived at 0840. A boeing jet, either a 727-200 or a 737-200...doesn't say what type in the timetable- just says boeing, and wasn't a 762 {762 has a separate schedule at the front}. Does anyone know anything?

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:54 pm

My first flight was in 1981 on a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar from DUS-ALC when I was 11 months old.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:32 pm

3-6 months old. El Al 747-100, JFK to Ben Gurion
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:39 pm

I was in my mother's womb when she flew to Hawaii. Does that count?
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:44 pm

July 23, 1973 on a DC-8 of Trans International Airlines from Malta to Toronto (via Shannon). I'd give an arm and a leg to know the registration. TIA only had 5 or so DC8's.


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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:45 pm

4 months old, probably on a Lacsa flight, from SJO to MSY. according to my father, the plane stopped "in every little banana republic" in central america. Here's hoping it was a BAC one eleven  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

(please note that i use "banana republic" here as a term of endearment for my fellow latin americans. how my father, who spent five lovely years in Costa Rica, was using that term himself, I can't be sure)
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 8:18 pm

My first flight was in 1983 when I was 6 years old. I have flown with my parents from DUS to MAH on an A310. The airline was HF and at this time there livery looked OK.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Sun Jun 16, 2002 9:09 pm


My very first flight was in 1983.It was a B737-2H3 of Tunisair and the flight was from Monastir (DTMB/MIR) to Paris-Orly (LFPO/ORY).
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:18 am

My first Flight (and first International flight period) was in 1978. I was 2 1/2 years old and flew British Caledonian non-stop from Houston-INtercontinental to London-Gatwick on a B747. My mom still has pictures.
and I have all the goodies. Slippers, meal menu's, timetables etc.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:26 am

I flew to Hawaii before I was born, and once before I remember the flight. The first flight that I remember was on a DL 727.
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:32 am

Lufthansa Boeing 727-200
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:17 am

1990 [October] LHR-MIA BA 747-136 ??"Coniston Water"?? i am told it was called.
I was 5 years old at the time..... and we descended through a T-Storm... or so i am old.
not bad, first flight at 5 and it was 9 hours accross the atlantic.
the next would have been a little later... dont know which airline but it was a 737 from EMA to malta.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:23 am

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Interior: Wavy Blue Seats as seen in all of ValuJet's DC-9s, No Lavatory up front, Flight Deck was standard DC-9.. Engines were JT8D-9A Axial-Flow Turbofan engines. The Flight was Loud. I sat in row 10 seat A. The flight was good, and smooth, but loud enough to give me a headache

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:25 am

My first flight was in 1986 when I was 1 year old. I flew in Nigeria Airways First Class (Non-Rev) LHR-LOS. In the late 80s I had loads of flights from London to Lagos and domestic flights in Nigeria, but I remember none of them.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:29 am

My first flight was when I was 2 weeks old, because it is family tradition to take the first flight then. (I come from a big aviation family.)
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 4:32 am

Hi,

my first flight was in July 1983 when I was about 2 months. It was a flight
from Frankfurt to Lisbon on a TAP B727, I think.

Best regards from FRA

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 4:39 am

With Air France CDG-RUN (St. Denis, Île de la Réunion) on a 747.
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 4:40 am

My first flight was in the early 90´s from DUS to MUC with Lufthansa. Sorry, I don´t remember the aircraft type...I was too young  Smile.

Shilla
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 4:43 am

My first flight was from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Frankfurt/Main, Germany back in 1983 on a Lufthansa DC-10-30. At that time I was just a few months old.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:03 am


Hi!

I'm glad I was a teenager when I first flew!!!! I was almost 19 years old when I got my "air baptism". Here go the details:

23 November 1979 - LIS/GVA - SR - DC-9-51 - HB-ISR

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:16 am

september 1986, I was 3 months old, it was on an Air Canada 727 (YUL-TPA)
 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 5:27 am

A friend of mine, a retired Delta pilot, got each of his kids a logbook right after they were born. In it, was recorded each and every flight they ever took, airline or private. He got a couple of kids now who are also flying for airlines. I've seen the logbooks, they're really something. I did the same for my boys, unfortunately, they have never shown an interest to pursue aviation.

My first flight was in a United Airlines DC-7 back in the 50's. I don't remember very much about it.

 
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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 7:19 am

United DC10 from SFO-DTW, April 10th, 1980. I was 3 months old. I know this because we have our old tickets and itinerary from that flight...parents keep everything.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:41 am

My first flight was way back in August of 1989 from ROC-EWR on a CO 737-130,how I still remember that flight to this day!


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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:34 am

American Airlines, STX-MIA-DFW.

Not so sure about the flight number, date, or aircraft I was on that day. I was only a child.

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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:59 am

My first flight was Delta flight 325, a Convair 440 from CAE to ATL in December 1965. The first leg of our trip to Taipei, Taiwan. I was 9 weeks old.


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RE: Your Very First Flight Since You've Born

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:34 pm

Air France A300 from London (LHR) to Paris (CDG) in June 1987.