I have only had one (poor me
) in my short life, but i have to say it was memorable.
Back in the days when i didn't know Jack about Aviation, we were flying with Airworld on an A320 MAN-ATH.
Just the night before we had been watching Black Box (ironic huh?) and there was this story about a B737 approaching an airport before a problem with the Autopilot caused the aircraft to ascend steeply before stalling and crashing.
Well, we approached ATH over Pireaus and central Athens, and it was quite bumpy although not that much wind or turbulence. We passed the last rows of buildings around the airport perimiter and crossed the threshold. Just before touching down, maybe 40 or 50ft off terra firma full thrust was applied and we climbed steeply, suddenly i wished i hadn't watched Black Box the night before! I gripped the Armrest expecting to get that dropping feeling and plummet to the earth, but then we turned and levelled out a little before the pilot informed us over the com that an aircraft was leaving on that runway, when i looked out of my window (we were maybe at 1500-2000ft i could see an Olympic Airways B737 just airborne leaving in the opposite direction we arrived in.
Its probably lucky because we were very late going around considering the pilot of our A320 could undoubtedly see the 737 sitting at the other end of the runway powering up!