uprightNlocked
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Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Thu Aug 24, 2000 3:56 am

In a couple of worlds - describe why you are an airline enthusiast. I am asked that question all the time and have a difficult time answering.
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Thu Aug 24, 2000 4:00 am


Love airplanes, flying, technical issues, great feeling to be in the air. Atmosphere aboard and already at the airport.

Rgds, B737-700
 
Greeneyes53787
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Thu Aug 24, 2000 5:37 am

Just am.

GE
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Thu Aug 24, 2000 5:46 am

I just can't get enough of those "Big Birds". Just to think something that huge flies keeps me busy studying them.
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Thu Aug 24, 2000 5:50 am

1) Everytime I see a plane, I look up to identify airline and type.
2) Play with FS 2000 too much!
3) I know way too much about planes!
4) I love them.
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 3:12 am

Let's go on a trip together (sorry, it's more than a couple words). . .

You step off the jetway into the terminal. You can suddenly feel the energy of the airport- expectant faces greet you awaiting their loved ones. A couple embraces on your right, a child runs to grandpa on your left. Here you see people at their best and their worst. At the gate counter a not-so-happy woman just finds out her flight is cancelled- she just came in on the red-eye from the east coast. Anger, disappointment, exasperation. As you make your way through the terminal, you are pulled inexplicably to the bay windows that face the active runway. An airplane lifts off. Your brain automatically goes into ID mode. Alaska Airlines livery, two wing-mounted engines: It's a 737. It's a short 737, so it must be one of their new -700 series. Out of the corner of your eye you see some movement- a very large aircraft is pushing back from the gate. American colors, twin wing mounted engines. . .767 or 777? Three trucks on the main gear, it's a 777! Beautiful. Glancing at your watch, you see it's 45 mins to departure time for your next leg. The adrenaline hightens the excitement of thinking about defying gravity once more! As you walk back to the gate people watch, some smile, many nod. A woman asks where she can pick up her luggage "Down the escalator, ride the tram, second stop, you'll see the signs." It must be the uniform and the hat.

I love my job. I've got the best seat in the house. There's nothing like watching airplanes all day most every day.
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 3:19 am

I love passenger aircraft because it amazes me how you can get from one place to another 1000s of miles away in a matter of miles. Passenger aeroplanes are also attractive in the variety of people you can meet aboard. I love civil aviation, but I hate anything to do with war planes- I despise war and I don't like politics.
Thank you for asking such an interesting question!
Bye.
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 3:36 am

Why not?
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 8:28 am

I don't know for sure. . .
I guess it started after my dad got back from a business trip and had pictures of the plane.
I wanted to identify his plane, so I did all sorts of research. That's when my love of comm. aviation was spurred.
Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 8:37 am

I just do. There's something about the atmosphere at the airport and on the plane. And the feeling of cruising at 35 000 ft., with the entire world below you, and the endless blue sky around you.

If you don't want to get into aviation, don't fly!! Cause once the pilot calls "rotate", and the plane lifts of the ground, and you feel the force of defying gravity... you'll be hooked for life!!!

EUROFLYER
Born to fly !
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 9:49 am

You can't look at pornography 24 hours a day. You need aviation to break the monotany(sp?).
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 11:04 am

Why ask why??
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 11:13 am

Aviation Lover:

1. Gets to the airport 6 hours early on day of trip to take pictures and listen to ATC.

2. Books flights (frequently out of their way) because they want to be on a specific aircraft/airline.

3. Subscription to Airways Magazine (Airliners, Airliner World)

4. Collects Timetables (optional)

5. Goes to this website.

6. Can identify the aircraft by the smell alone

7. Steals safety cards (optional)

8. Can identify aircraft by how it sounds on takeoff.

9. Really antsy at the airport and just want to get on, look at watch every three minutes and wonder whats taking so long.

10. Takes 31 pictures of an engine they never saw before.

11. SNEAKS USE OF SCANNER ONBOARD!  

12. IS JUST PLANE ADDICTED TO IT!!  

LOL
Bobo2196



 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 11:20 am

"And the feeling of cruising at 35 000 ft, with the entire world below you, and the endless blue sky around you."

The "feeling" is because they forgot to change the OZONE SCRUBBERS!! (747SP)

LOL
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Eraxandaf
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 12:25 pm

My father worked for the airlines from 1967 to 1990, first at SFO (my first flight was a B707 from SF to HNL in 1st class) then we moved to LA. I remember we lived in Westchester (near LAX), and I would always RUN out the door to our house to see the planes landing, you could hear them. the daily TWA 747 from LHR, the AF from CDG, UTA from PPT, PA 707's 747's (this was 1977), AA 747's from JFK, those Braniff DC-8's in the wild calder colors coming from Bogota, Lima and the big orange 747 from Guam!, all sorts from all countries. Back then it was easier to identify the planes and I was quite good at identifying them + the liveries from the air. It was something just instilled in me (a love of travel and how to get there), A father who worked for the airlines, flying non rev all over the place in first class. My first intl flight was in 1982 after I graduted from HS, asked Dad to get me a ticket to Tahiti on UTA French Airlines (probably because I liked their green doors and blue tail and it came from an exotic destination) (all airline personnel and families got discounts on OTHER airlines), so I paid about $200.00 RT and off I went for a week. didn't speak any French back then, God I still wonder why I did that. But I did, and it worked out fine. Just all by myself on Tahiti and Moorea at little backpacking places. Due to a summer embargo, was put aboard Qantas from PPT-LAX. So, I love airliners, airlines, different liveries. Flying is not what it used to be when I was growing up, but it still is such an excitement when that plane revs up its engines and careens down the runway.... I still have a collection of blankets from Pan Am (the red ones and the later blue ones), Air France (white with "Propriete d'Air France imprinted in big brown letters, 2 versions of red ones), salt, pepper & sugar packets and soaps, playing cards from Pan Am, UTA, AF, British Airways and Qantas. Couldn't get enough of the art of traveling when I was a kid. Still love it at 36 yrs of age!! Can't wait until the new Intl terminal at SFO opens. Probably more airlines will come to it too!
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 2:59 pm

I am more attracted to the business aspect of the aviation industry. When i look at Aviation, i see the enormous untapped potential it holds.

Dont get me wrong, i love planes, but they got to make business sense!
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Fri Aug 25, 2000 4:21 pm


Up to 400,000 kilograms of man-made machine, hurtling through the air at 40,000 feet, doing 85% the sped of sound.

Sounds like a damn good hobby to me.

B727-200.
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Sat Aug 26, 2000 2:39 am

Ever since, as a little boy, I looked out the window of a United DC-8 back in '65 and saw the planes and terminals at JFK get smaller, I have been hooked on the very idea flying.

I still feel the excitement of those 707s, DC-8s and occasional CV990 taking me all over the world. The sounds, smells, exotic color schemes.

As an adult (chronologically, not in necessarily in terms of maturity), I still feel the magic. I don't care about speed; I love the fact that an aluminum tube can provide a safe sanctuary for a number of people and take them to exciting places. Thus, military aircraft do not excite me; like Avion757, je deteste la guerre (I despise war).

Daniel
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
AerLingus
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:39 am

It's great to soar tens of thousands of feet above the rest of the world and have it be normal.
Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Sat Aug 26, 2000 6:59 am

LOVE PLANES!!!!
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Sat Aug 26, 2000 10:44 am

just do,it's in my genes. but i have no interest in war planes though! only commercial and biz-jets.
blink182
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
 
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Sat Aug 26, 2000 12:39 pm

I can't get enough of commercial airplanes. They amaze me everytime I see them...
 
Greeneyes53787
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RE: Why An Aviation Enthusiast?

Sat Aug 26, 2000 12:48 pm

I thought you said, "a couple of words." Actually you spelled it "worlds."

SR3496 said it, "why not?"

Greeneyes53787 said it, "just am."

GE

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