congrats on 1000 (and now 1005!)
I have always liked planes. I used to buy the diecast planes and build an airport with my blocks for them to land on. I first flew when i was an infant, but my first flying memory got me into it. I flew PanAm to LGA
and during the trip I got to see the concorde and the JFK
terminal! (I actually think those were two seperate trips becuase I remember the gates were DL
gates and when PanAm was around I had not heard of DL
Then my dad went FLL
weekly for a few months in 1996, so I got really attached to the airport (the employees almost knew my name!). We'd get there at 6pm... eat Sparro... and go to B6
, where my dad was coming off the plane. He'd go back by himself. We moved there as a family in June of that year.
From 1996-1999, my interest kind of lost its "power". We flew fairly often, and it was just part of the rutine. I was still very interested, though.
in 1997, I got my first scanner. At the same time, my classmates were going to England. I went to the house of my friend, who was from England. It was the highest point in the neighborhood. We listened to the plane takeoff from ATL
From 1999-2003 I only flew about 4 or 5 times, but when I drove to Miami and back, I would listen to my scanner the whole way.
In 2000, when jetBlue came about, my passion reignited. I became obsessed with B6
and was the first person in Atlanta to get a jetBlue shirt! I didn't get a chance to try them, though.
In 2003 we moved back to Miami. I got my first chance to fly since 9/11. Since the summer, I have been more passionate since the summer. I plan to fly B6
I have always been facinated by operations more than planes. I love to keep track of delays and schedules. solving the "puzzle" of "Where did my flight come from last," etc. In the past I have wanted to own an airline. As much as I want to do that, still, I have realized that it will be hard to achive that goal. I still want to work in the industry, though. The terminal is my favorite part. Probably because I am into acting and people watching. I still love planes. If you are my neighbor, sorry for blasting my scanner in the backyard!
[Edited 2003-12-10 00:21:16]