jon
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You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 6:17 am

- You pay the parking fee at an airport just to do some spotting of aircraft.
- You glance at your toothpaste tube out of your peripheral vision and think about an aircraft fuselage.
- You dream about taking a trip to St. Maarten, not just for the beaches, but to be on THE beach that is in the approach path of the airport there.
- You dream about taking a vacation in Arizona USA so you can go to the "Airplane Graveyard" there.
- You add "www.airliners.net" to your favorites/bookmark list in your browser.
You fill in the rest!
 
777YYC
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 6:39 am

-You look at a clock at 7:27(for example)and think about the plane.
-You ask"Does anyone have any safety cards to trade?"
-You look at online schedules just to see what type of plane is used on a certain route.
-You sit around at the airport with your nose in a chain link fence all day.
-You get harrased about taking pictures by airport security.
-You run outside every time you hear a jet of prop above your house.
-You spend all your time at the airport or posting to these boards.

The list could go on and on.
 


 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 8:06 am

-When Someone says tehy are going on a trip, you don't ask them where first, but if they can steal you a safety card.
-You would risk your life to get on a plane's last flight.
- You'd drive your parents and friends crazy with all of your knowledge.
-The airport security knows you on a first name basis, as well as the garage attendants.
- You'd stop your car in the middle of the expressway if you saw a 747 fly overhead.

The list continues...
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 9:15 am

- You read the posts at airliners.net forum, and agree with all the answers to the Topic "You Know You're An Aviation Fan When..."  


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Dazed767
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 10:02 am

Scary thing is I do most of that.
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 2:46 pm

-You can identify airline and airliner when the plane is at 5000'
-You know that SVO is Moscow, YYZ is Toronto, and MCI is Kansas City
-You book flights just to fly a new type
-Before your flight you are lined up with the 5 year olds looking at the action on the tarmac. (some things never change  )
-You don't mind a 2 hour layover, more time to spot.
-Your friend's think you are weird
-When driving down I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson you have to stop yourself from getting off the freeway to swing by the Marana graveyard.

Anymore?
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deltaagent
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 3:59 pm

-You eat at the restaurants at the airport even though the same restaurant is only 3 miles from your house.
-You think the airport lookout is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon (and sometimes evening  )
-You search out meal flights because you like airline food.
-You consider a city visited if you were only there for 2 hours and never left airport property.
-You consider airport malls a great way to get gift shopping done.
-You can't think of a day in the last month that you were not at the airport for some reason.
-You always volunteer to pick up someone at the airport just to see the planes there.
-You have ever rear-ended someone because you were distracted watching the planes on final approach. (Yes this happened to me!)

Delta Agent  
 
flyf15
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 5:05 pm

-You have a tan from spotting

-You have inflicted personal pain just to get closer to the runway

-You consider damages to your vechile worthwhile if you get to a better spot

-Many hours are spent studying maps and pictures to find good spots.

-Most of the miles on your car are from going spotting

-You buy an aviation calendar just for the 12 nice posters photos

-You buy clothes based on what camera gear they can hold

-You consider a girl that can stand going to the airport is a gift from god

-You have built spotting towers for better views

-In your stereo is a CD with aircraft sounds

-You buy admission to a movie just because there was an aircraft in the ad

-Whenever an aircraft is spotted you instantly spit out the operator, type, and various other info

-You know the taxiiways at your local airport better than the streets of town

oh, I could go on and on... (came up with this list from personal experiences in the last month or so...)
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 8:51 pm

- You eat airline food for lunch
- You set up your very own URL on Commercial Aviation
 
copper1
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Sun Jul 02, 2000 9:56 pm

The hotel you choose for your vacation is selected on time to the airport as opposed to the price.

Every vacation you go on means leaving the wife ( and kids ) alone at the hotel while you " check out the quickest route to the airport " for the trip home.

When your wife tells all your friends you are interested in cockpits and she then goes on to explain she wishes it was her's you were interested in.

When every sunny day that you have to spend at work makes you think, " what a great day to have gone to the airport ". ( of course it rains by the time you are on days off )

Putting up with a great deal of " personal discomfort " because the one plane you need to shoot is half an hour late or you just can't bring yourself to leave because you might miss something of interest.

Continuing to smile when some muscle head moron trys to impress his girlfriend with his " knowledge " of all things aviation when he knows squat.

When you would rather go to the airport than have sex. ( the airport lasts alot longer )



Copper1
 
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YouGetHitMyAcar'CauseYou'reLookin'Up

Sun Jul 02, 2000 11:03 pm

End Of Message
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 1:53 am

The opening page on your browser is Sexy Stewardess's
 
blink182
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 3:27 am

sadly,i have a habit of all of those(thank god my both of my parent's have sunroofs to their cars) and i am too young to drive!
-when your girlfriend,bestfriend or anyone gets back from a big vacation and all you do is ask about what type(s) of aircraft,what airline(s),what class(es),how was the meal,was it ontime,time of flights,(i do that all the time)
-when you go to the airport to pick up someone but you went only to see airplanes
-when you are not satisfied untill you get a window seat
-if you are willing to fly coach only because first or business did not have any window seats available
-when you ask flight attendants about the airline's future
-when you are willing to pay to have the opportunity to visit the cockpit.
-when you are willing to walk down 10+ gates only to see the 747
-when ever you go to the airline ticket counter and ask for a timetable/luggage tags
I have done all of these(luckily i have never had to pay to visit the cockpit)some or most of the people i know think i am psycho,well thatz their opinion, but when you love aviation,you are willing to do almost anything to see/hear/learn/find info about it. there certainly are more.
blink182
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 3:30 am

I do all the things Jon says, (apart from the toothpaste tube).

UK FLY
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 8:25 am

-Your porn sites only include girls wearing 3-striped airline thongs and barely-dressed captains.
-You see a very sexy, underdressed FA in line at Burger King and you talk to her about the airline, instead of her.
-Flight crews would like to divert your plane to another city to kick you off (you ask too many questions), but they have no valid reason.
-You like turbulence and near-misses.
-Walk your 1000 lb. aunt all around LAX to see every plane in every terminal until the day has ended, or she has collapsed, whatever comes first. (My aunt collapsed first)
-You would buy an international ticket just to get into the terminal.
-The security at the international terminal knows that you don't deliver flowers, pizzas, medical equiptment into the terminal.
-You have been booted off airport property more than once.
-You would risk missing your flight if there was a rare plane down the hall.
-You would be seen in public with airline memorbilia being worn.

I'll think of more...

Jack
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 8:37 am

-When you're the only passenger not complaining about the two hour delay.

-When you crash your car on the fwy adjacent the airport because you were trying to identify the planes.

-When you spend more money on camera equipment than you do on rent.

-When you start yelling at a total stranger because he confused a 737 with an A330.

-When you could complete the preflight checklist for your flight's copilot.

-When they've reserved you your own parking space at the airport.

-When your flight has been delayed, the airline offers a different flight, but you'd rather wait 3 hours because you want to fly on THAT plane.

-When you pilfer the silverware form your flight's meal.

-When you have saved enough airline inflight mags to start your own library.

-When you've seen "Airport" so many times you could lip sinc the lines right along with the movie.

-When you've been to the airport McDonald's so many times you have a "usual."

 
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Beckaru
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 9:13 am

--When you were in college and you and your buddies took up a collection for enough gas to go for a drive and it was your turn to pick where to go, you always said the airport. Pretty soon, they stopped taking you.

--When visiting a new city, while your travelling companions check out the museums, you go to the airport

--You think about getting a better powered telescope to watch the planes that fly over your house and tell your friends that it's to look at Venus.

--You go running out of the house in the middle of your favorite tv show with your binoculars to try to see the tail color of a jet flying over your house.

--You often go to the flight tracker website and time when a certain flight will be going through your airspace and actually watch for it.
 
Beckaru
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 9:21 am

-You cry when the last flight has departed for the day and their are no more arrivals at your regional airport.

-You take your lunch and eat it while parked in the airport short-term parking lot on your lunch break.

--You're travelling and instead of pulling into the Quicky Mart, you go through the city just to use the bathroom at the airport.

--You've seen all the airplane crash movies on the True stories channel at least twice.

--Anytime there's a major airplane crash, you'd miss work to watch the news.

--You've thought about naming a daughter Cessna.

--Your spouse thinks your having an affair with the airport security guard or the guy at the Delta counter.
 
Beckaru
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 9:31 am

You'd Indian wrestle for the window seat just so you can look down and think "neener neener" to all those folks you know are watching you fly over.
 
L-1011Alpha
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 12:13 pm

You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

-when your dogs name is BOEING.

-you go up to the roof to "see the planes more close".

-always I have with me my spooting book..
..and in the middle of a traffic jam near the airport I take my spotting book and start to note.

-I tell my sister (live in louisiana) come here to Puerto Rico,just for go to the airport.

-you are in the car but pretending to be in a
L-1011        

Thats all I gotta say!
Regards!L-1011A
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 1:45 pm

-Your choice of vacation has to be the city with a big and busy airport. I would rather go to ORD than a tropical island!

-When you hold a 1/200 scale UAL 777 for two hours, pretending to be flying it from DIA to LAX!

-You would walk down 40 gates to see a Tristar.
 
Beckaru
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 10:21 pm

you go up to the roof to "see the planes more close".

I thought I was the only one who did that...good one!!!!

 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Mon Jul 03, 2000 10:30 pm

-you've taken part in 1,000,000 Airbus vs. Boeing debates, even with people who think both companies are Sandwich retailers, but you still enjoy it

-you'd even call one of your teachers a British Aerospace bastard if he insulted Boeing

-Your screensaver is 200MB of your best pictures of planes

-Your room's walls are invisible beneath all the civilian airliner posters

-Your friends hate you, your enemies laugh at you and your family denies knowing you, because you stare at the sky like a retard on drugs, hoping optimistically to see a plane

-Your dream job is Professional Plane Admirer

-You write poetry to planes

-You have screamed at Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2 "Please, go to a plane, talk into the micro on the emergency frequency and STOP SHOOTING PEOPLE!"

-Your face begins to have the shape of the camera imprinted

-You read people posting on this forum that they get "a stiffy" from watching a 757 take off, and you sympathize with them (while not exactly agreeing...)

-You feel very embarassed and depressed if you have mistaken a 737-200 for a 737-300 by accident.
 
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Beckaru

Mon Jul 03, 2000 11:54 pm

Actually I do that sometimes   !!!
"For Us, Sky is not the limit.. Its Ground" / L-1011Alpha.
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 12:25 am

-You can get an orgasm from a 747 takeoff.
-You fall out of your desk everytime a plane flys overhead your school (I do  )
-Your teachers refer you to your counselor for falling out of your desk.
-You have a set of nice 38Gs in front of the airport window and instead of staring, you ask the woman to kindly move, her gigantic breasts are blocking the view of the tarmac.
-You are a suscriber to an aviation magazine.
-You request a seat near the engines because you love the noise...

More to come...

Jack  
 
trintocan
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:17 am

-you run out of the house every time a plane passes overhead just to see it (even if you know exactly what it is).

-you do the same thing at work (!)

-you ask the travel agent about which type you will fly with on your trip and you patiently wait 15 minutes for her to access that information.

-you deliberately choose certain flight times/dates to get certain aircraft.

-you go to an airport other than the one closest to you in order to fly a different type of plane.

-you spend a good part of your vacation/weekend off at a beach, park, etc. or, better yet, the airport in order to spot and take photos. You may even choose your destination carefully so that spotting opportunities are enhanced.

-instead of taking the short, direct route home from work you drive an extra 15 kilometres just to pass by the airport to see what planes are present.

-the type of plane flown is always the first question you greet arriving friends and relatives with.

-you get secretly (or overtly) jealous when friends and relatives get to fly a certain type you have always longed to fly but never had the opportunity. (Yes, that was me as a child over BWIA's TriStars - I was always upset by relatives as well as some schoolmates who went on a TriStar trip before I first flew on it. I could not go on that school trip to BGI because I was too young but, unhappy, cried a whole lot, notwithstanding the fact that I would go there by TriStar a few months later).

-you consider MIA heaven on earth!

-you cannot understand why some people are still afraid of the 20 minute POS-TAB domestic sector (or equivalent elsewhere) while you consider that just a "hop" and look forward to 9-10 hour flights.

-you would give anything to get a window seat.

-the route map is the first part of the airline magazine you turn to (or, better yet, the list of types operated by the airline).

-you wear a 747 pendant on your chain...


   
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Mark
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:31 am

You can memorize all of the airlines schedules & flight itineraries, but can't remember what day of the week it is today.
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:52 am

Heheheh.   You know you're an aviation FREAK when:

- you pull over in your car on an overpass near SFO in heavy traffic and get out because an Aeroflot IL96-300 is taking off and you want to see it.

- you have to remind yourself to keep your eyes on the road whilst driving into Chicago, because you will be passing directly underneath the approach pattern, and you've already spotted a 747 coming in.

- you can recite the entire pre-flight announcement beginning "Ladies and gentlemen..." in several different languages, using flight time, aircraft type, destination, etc.

- you find yourself whispering airliner names to yourself at work when you're distracted, ie "TOO-pohl-eff STO-pit-di-SYAT che-TEE-ree."

- you fervently wish your computer start-up sounded like an aircraft engine.

- you can talk about aircraft, aircraft engines, aircraft parts, etc. in at least two languages.

- your home/apartment looks like a miniature aircraft parking lot because of all the 1/144 commercial airliner models on the shelves, suspended from the ceiling, and waiting to be painted.

- you consider purchasing a derelict airliner so you can fix it up and live in it.

- you have a collection of small glasses from various airlines on your dresser.

- even though you hate DC-10s, you don't mind flying in them, because you get to FLY.

- you keep your baggage tags and ticket folders from special flights.

- you know more about airliners than people who actually WORK for airlines.
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 2:31 am

- You can tell what type of aircraft it is just by listening to the roar overhead.

- You get goosebumps whenever you hear ATC transmissions.

- The people who work at the airport (gate agents, FAs, pilots, etc) know you by name.

- Boarding passes and airline timetables are a part of your collection.

- You want to get an airline passenger seat for a desk chair.

- You're willing to go to great lengths to get a window seat.

- Even the thought of people pointing to a 757 and saying it's a 737 drives you up the wall.

- You mention a BAe 146 or an MD-80 and you get blank stares.

- Your apartment has so many airplane models and die cast toys.

- You try to watch airport or airline TV shows and documentaries every chance you get, even on the night of your date!

Samurai 777 
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 2:37 am

-- You're in a minor earthquake and all you can think about is the last trip you took on a DC-9.

--You're driving down a busy street near the airport and see a 737 flying right over you and you switch lanes to get a better view. You don't even hear the horns honking.

--You buy a brand new Camaro convertible and in the first 6 mos the most miles you put on it was to the airport and back.

--You play with your kids' toy airplanes but won't let them touch yours.

--You're in your cabin for the weekend when a search and rescue unit comes barging in because someone thought the cabin you made out of the fuselage of a 727 was a downed jet and reported it.

--Your kids pay you to take them to the zoo instead of the airport.
 
N766UA
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 4:52 am

Wow...you guys hit the nail on the head.Samurai777 and IL96M especially. I guess I am a freak. Pilots and agents DO know me by name. I hate it when people think an ERJ is a "big plane". I can't stand it when they say "Oh look hun! It's takin off!" But actually it's being pushed back from the gate. I have hundreds of models. I can tell some airctaft by engine noise like the CRJ, 737NG, or A320. And I wish my computer sounded like a jet engine. And I often find myself glued to the window even 10 miles from the nearest airport and even pulling over on the highway to see a 747 land. Wow. I am nuts!
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N766UA
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And When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 4:57 am

And when you plan trips to Arizona to see some old rusty airplanes that can't fly and are all cut up. And also when all of the "favorites" on your computer have something to do with airplanes. Like all of mine  
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KALB
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 5:03 am

You bring IFR Charts on board, then ask the flight crew what the flight plan was.

In planning a trip, one chooses flight, not because of price, but because of type of equipment used. I am planning BOS-LHR-BOS for next Spring. It will be on BA, so I can introduce my wife to the 777. Actually she could care less. Oh well!
 
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euroflyer
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 6:08 am

- When you have a collection of over 100 items, made up from cups, cans, magazines, napkins, forks, knives, salt and pepper packs, etc, all taken from onboard planes.

- When you'd rather eat airplane food, than at an expensive restaurant

- Whenever someone says they're flying, the first thing you ask is if they can bring you an in-flight magazine (to add to your collection of over 100). Also, blankets, headphones, and saftey cards will also be welcomed.

- When you're walking home with a friend and you're having an important conversation. Suddenly a jet roars over, you forget everything your friend said, and you start spitting out endless info about the plane, and where its going.

- Its okay to miss school so you can go to the airport.

- "Plane freak" is one of your nicknames

- You visit the cockpit on every flight, and you don't need to ask any questions because you can already read every instrument in the cockpit

- From a 2-week vacation around Europe, your highlight was when you stayed in the cockpit for a landing.

I'll think of more...
Euro Flyer
Born to fly !
 
fanofjets
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 6:37 am

I'm guilty of pretty much all of the above, except:

*I haven't rear-ended the car in front of me (though I have had many a near miss with a highway barrier) while looking at the 747 or A330 landing at EWR.
*Instead of the toothpast tube, I have imagined the same with the cardboard center from a roll of toilet paper.

Some others:
*...seeing your spouse in an alluring outfit and responding, "just a minute, dear" so you can look at a few more pictures on airliners.net
*...passing up Cosmopolitan and other magazines featuring pretty models for an old issue of Flying at the barbershop
*...going to a Mets game not to root for your favorite baseball team but to watch the planes taking off from LGA
*...reciting the Boeing customer numbers as a way to fall asleep

G*d, I'm pathetic; at least I can take comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
 
wingman
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 10:28 am

1.when Airliners.net is cited in your divorce proceedings as evidence of marital negligence.

2. when you get a call from your company's internet police asking you to at least try to spend the same amount of time working as you do on this forum.

3. when you always stick your head out the window of your driver's seat at 75mph and stare straight up in the air as a jet roars oevrhead on take-off (add screaming passengers and pissed off motorists giving you the bird after you've just run them off the road.)

4. when you get back from a trip around Japan and admit to friends that the best part was the observation deck at Narita.

The list goes on. I think we're all crazy here but it feels good to know there are other lunatics out there who share the same "airborne disease".
 
Skyteam
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 10:29 am

When you make cabin announcements before you pull out of your driveway.
 
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RE: Have Some More

Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:02 pm

I too did these, honestly

-When you 5 years old, and your 25 year old friend takes you to the airport. Your house is 20 miles away from Lambert STL. You totally direct your friend to the "viewing area" on the west side of Linbergh that overlooks STL. When you are only 5! I was born for airplanes.

-When you are visiting your cousins who just came from England at their hotel about 15 miles south of STL. All of you are in a swimming pool at the hotel having fun, and the 5 1/2 year old (me!) hears a plane in the sky. He looks up and tells his dad, who has a video camera, to "tape the L-1011"(TWA). I still have that tape to this day.
 
Scotty
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Tue Jul 04, 2000 9:37 pm

When your work colleague comes back from two weeks in Florida and you ask her what airline she flew with

When the guy behind goes bananas because you're driving at 30 on the motorway just so you can get a better view of what's in the airport

When you ask your wife for push and start clearance before backing out of the garage

When the highlight of your climbing trip is finding a wrecked Anson on a remote mountainside

When you're glad to get dragged to the Open Golf Championship at Troon because its close to Prestwick Airport

I could go on

So Sad  
 
blink182
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RE: Heres Some More

Tue Jul 04, 2000 11:51 pm

-when the highlight of your trip was the flight.
-when you say "depart" instead of "leave"
-when you go to outdoor stadiums only to watch airplanes fly by.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Wed Jul 05, 2000 12:33 am

When you actually bought the LH airplane seats at Lufthansa.com a couple of months ago (I didn't, though).
 
classic707
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Wed Jul 05, 2000 7:13 am

Here are a few more.

You know you are an aviation fan...

You think of Marana as a history museum.

You miss a connecting flight to go see a 747 and see the advantage as more spotting time.

When the airport police grow concerned when they don’t see you everyday.

When your girlfriend says that special place, you think of the airport.

When you buy a laptop computer and a digital camera so you upload your photos to Airliners.net without having to leave the airport.

When the airport cops come to make sure you are not causing trouble and you convince them to watch the planes with you. (guilty)

If you trade your car for a trip on the Concorde.

If you have ever pulled off the highway and stood on the hood of you car to watch a FedEx DC-10 come in (guilty)

When you send you parents 30+ mi. to pick up the latest copy of Airliners because you can’t drive because you fell of the hood of your car. (guilty)

If you have over 600 photos of jets, and only 1 of your parents and siblings. (guilty)

If you have ever asked to go to an airport for your birthday. (guilty)

When you get thrown out of the car and have to walk home because you would not shut up about airliners.

When your screen name for everything is Classic707. (guilty)
 
southwestair
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Wed Jul 05, 2000 8:12 am

Copper1 says: When your wife tells all your friends you are interested in Cockpits and she goes on saying how she wishes it was hers

You would rather go to the Airport then have sex.


Was this really necessary copper1

--when you go to the Airport just to spot planes.

--when you go to a party on a Northwest Airlines ARJ-85 coming in and try and sneak the piece of cake with the plane on it. (yes I did get that piece but then the captain spoke up and said, "WHO GOT THE PIECE WITH THE PLANE" I just silently walked over to the window.)

--You would rather go to the Airport than going to a First Class amusement park

--you fly to Houston instead of Driving just to get on a plane.

--You buy the most expensive ticket on the market just to get First Class and Airplane Wine
 
trintocan
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Wed Jul 05, 2000 11:00 am

One more for you!

..you slow down on the drive to/from the airport in order to time your passage under the approach with the aircraft descending into the airport. Not only can you not stop on the road but you scare the living daylights of any passengers with you. I got directly under a YS-11 once this way and attempted it again today, only I slowed down too much and the plane passed just a second ahead of me. I wanted to do that under a TriStar once but my mother got paranoid and made me drive faster so I beat the plane to it.

 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Thu Jul 06, 2000 1:58 am

You Know You're An Aviation Fan When:

You take a cup from every flight you've been on
You ask for a Safety Card from each flight
You have a large box filled with Airline Peanuts (Uneaten of course)
You Purchase the same snack product as used aboard the plane

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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Thu Jul 06, 2000 5:36 am

Here are a few more,

When you draw little jets in the margins of your notebook in class. (guilty)

When you design your own British Airways "World Tails" (I have done 3 so far, guilty).

When your couch is a row of coach seats from a Boeing 707.

When your love seat is a row of first class seats of a Boeing 707.

When you ask an airline if you can wash a jet for them.

When you see a Cross pen and think of an American Airlines 757. (guilty)

When you laugh at people for mistaking a 737-300 for a 737-700.

When you get Christmas card from airlines for washing their jets for free.

When Airliners Magazine calls you for information.

When you buy a used car and in stead of asking "how many miles dose it have," you ask "how many cycles dose it have?"

When you sit at your computer for 2 hours and put all the reasons of "You Know You're An Aviation Fan…" into a single list. (guilty)

If you want a copy of the complete list just e-mail me (click on the "user profile" link under the topic just above the message body).
 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Thu Jul 06, 2000 6:57 am

You know you're an airline freak like me when...

-You are always watching the clock for airplane designations, 7:57, 1:46, 3:40, 10:11
-You run outside your house every time you hear an airplane overhead
-You go to the Fourth of July spectacular fireworks show, and instead of watching the fireworks, you watch the airplane circling around the whole time!  
-You gladly pay the price to go to a movie with an airplane in it
-You gladly pay the parking fee at the airport to spot for a few hours
-In Driver's Ed, the instructor tell you to slow down and turn left, but you see an aircraft, turn right, and speed up to follow it
-You can identify an airliner at 25,000ft
-You see an jet contrail, and tell your friends where the jet at the front of it is going, where it probably came from, and if an engine failed now, where it would land
-You go for mountain hikes and take your binoculars with you, so you can spot a plane up close and personal..
-You see the interior of the Driver Ed car as the cockpit of a 757....YEEE HA!!!!!!!!  
-You are seen in public wearing luggage tags and Delta Wings on your shirt collar
-Your favorite breakfast dish is pancakes shaped like airplanes
-You want to live in an airplane
-You want the airplane you live in to be mobile, so you can show your home off to your relatives
-You dream about airplanes....EVERY NIGHT
-You wake up screaming "I NEED TO GO TO THE LAVATORY!!!"
-You think jets are as sexy as girls, and wish you could date a jet
-You have a little "problem" when a 757 or a 747 take off
-You live in your flight simulator
-You actually download DOD and buy ASD to design your future airplane home in your flight sim, complete with yard, fence, and trees, plus a private runway!!
-Before you book a trip, you check with the agent to see what aircraft you'll fly on, then change your plans to be on a favored type
-You force your relatives to lengthen their stay in California with you for two more days, so you can spot longer.
-You sketch aircraft and turbines in class, when you should be doing homework
-You insist on calling the kitchen the "galley"
-You don't mind being in an aisle seat, or a "double-excuse me" seat, as long as you get to fly
-You LOVE layovers
-Your girlfriend can't tell if you love her more, or airplanes more
-Your best friend wanted to become a lawyer, but you talked to him so much about airplanes, that he's becoming a pilot now!!!!  
-You constantly look like a retard by looking up all the time for aircraft
-Your dog's name is LOCKHEED
-You are subsribed to every aviation magazine known to man!
-The first place you look in an airline's in-flight magazine is the route section
-When at age 10, you fly for the first time, and all through the takeoff you sceam YEEE HA!!!! YAHOO!!!!! GO GET 'EM!!!!!!! WHOOOO HOOOO!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!! and drive everyone in the plane CRAZY!!
-When somone asks you for directions, you give them directions in ATC code: "Sunfire 1499...increase speed to zero-two-five miles per hour, turn right to heading three-four-zero at......."
-You have ever riden your bike down a street, and ran head-on into a parked car because you were watching an airplane fly overhead (broke a couple of teeth out on that one!   )
-When you exit the plane, you ask the pilot if he likes the airline, if they treat him well, how much he earns per year, etc, etc.
-You think women in underdressed FA clothes are the sexiest girls of all, but not as sexy as the plane they work in      
-You hate people who "know what kind of plane that is", and say it's a 747, but it's really a DC-9 (I HATE THAT!!!   )
-Go to the SLC international terminal and help foreigners identify aircraft at the airport
-Think it's be the greatest thing to take a dump in the lav of a 747
-Want to stow away in one of the the wheel wells of the landing gear
-Would gladly put yourself in a huge box and ship yourself on UPA, just to see the inside of a cargo plane. (Through the airholes)
-Want to see the person who invented the flying car dismembered (A threat to domestic airline travel)
-Go to a restaurant and circle the items on the menu you want your own airline to serve
-You name your children Jett, Boeing, and Airbus
-Mow you lawn to look like an approach chart

That's it, and I'm sure some people are worse than that! But, most of the stuff I mentioned above....I DO!!!!
LOL, have a good one, great topic!!!!

Tropical Skies-
Fly to new horizons

 
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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Thu Jul 06, 2000 10:24 am

-You're 5 years old and insist that your toy airport have runway markings and a windsock...

-You're playing word assoiciations in your history class and the teacher reads "de Havilland" as the question (referring to Olivia, the actress; correct answer was "Gone with the Wind"..it was when we studied the Depression era). You promptly reply with "airplanes".

Unfortunately I do alot of the other stuff mentioned here too....

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RE: You Know You're An Aviation Fan When...

Thu Jul 06, 2000 11:33 am

When your at a movie and it has airplane scenes and your wife is embarrassed as you constanly critique every plane shot pictured....." what, that's crap!".."There is no way!!"....."His flaps arent even at 15 degrees, how could he!!!" . you seen the actor board a 747 for example and a follow on shot "in-flight" of the "same" aircraft be a 727 or DC-10.

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