christeljs
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10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:28 am

My first ever flight! This day mean so much to me as this day 10 years ago, was the day that turned my whole life in a whole new direction. I knew there and then that I belonged home in aviation. I was only 12, and I knew for sure that I wanted to fly or work with these big machines. I don't know why, but I feel so "at home" at airports and around aircrafts. I had never even been out of Scandinavia, and our flights this day was FBU-LHR-LAX-HNL! What a day! I was soooo excited I hardly slept that night and I slept about 4 hours all together from Norway to Hawaii.

Here are the aircrafts that I was on. Some of you might think it's silly of me posting this, but it means a lot to me, so why not  Smile

FBU-LHR = G-BIKR
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LHR-LAX = G-VFAB
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LAX-HNL = N716DA
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And then whilst being in Hawaii, I learnt about TWA800 and I was terrified flying home on a DC-10 and a B747-200.
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propilotjw
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10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:41 am

CONGRATS! great story... so what's in store for the next 10? Are you flight training?
 
ContinentalAUS
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10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:06 am

You had a sweet first trip- a 757, 747, and L1011. My first trip was 45 minutes on a 732 and I don't even remember it.
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christeljs
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10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting PropilotJW (Reply 1):
so what's in store for the next 10? Are you flight training?

No, I'm not flight training. I'm not even working at an airport. But I will within 10 years
 Big grin
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aircanl1011
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10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:24 am

I think that most of us aviation freaks remember and cherish our first flight. Non aviation people would think you were silly for posting this, but I think that we A.Nutters should understand.

Congrats on a very special memory.

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Yirmiyahu
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RE: 10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:32 pm

Quoting Christeljs (Thread starter):
Some of you might think it's silly of me posting this, but it means a lot to me, so why not

It's absolutely not silly. I actually share your sentiments, as of this past June 18th, it has been my 10 year anniversary. My first flight was DTW to AMS on a Boeing 747 with NW.

Thank you for sharing.
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707lvr
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RE: 10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:37 pm

I'm with the other guys, though my first flight was quite a ways back. Don't put off getting inside for too long. Good post.
 
christeljs
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RE: 10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:51 am

Thanks everyone!  Wink
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alanCHS
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RE: 10 Years Today Since My First Flight

Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:51 am

Last December 18 was the 40th anninversary of my first flight. I was only
eight weeks old so I have no memories. December 18, 1965 the family left Columbia, SC and went to Tainan, Taiwan thanks to the USAF.



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We left Columbia on a Convair and flew to Atlanta



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From Atlanta we flew to San Francisco



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We took a bus to Travis AFB, CA and then departed on a MAC Charter flight stopping in Honolulu, Andersen AB, Guam; Clark AB, Philippines; and finally landed at Taipei. It was my mother's first flight as well, not bad for having to
drag an infant and my 2 siblings.
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