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What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:30 am

For me it was a B742 with Air NZ, AKL-NAN
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:02 pm

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:41 pm

The first aircraft I ever got to fly in was a KLM DC-8, reg PH-DCC on April 22nd 1967. I got off the aircraft two days later after six stops in a new country which I still call home.
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:21 pm

1984 or 1985, Finnair DC9-15 (I think it was a -15) from HEL to SVL - domestic!
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:21 pm

Dan Air in 1984, was a B727-200. I was eleven and remember it as it were yesterday.

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:15 pm

For me it was a BEA Viscount from Heathrow to Gibraltar in the early 1960s! I cannot remember much about the flight as I slept for most of the journey, but I remember Gibraltar Airport very well. At the time it was nothing more than a hanger with a few chairs and counters and many RAF personnel!

Although I cannot remember anything about the trip I am sure that around the same time my father's firm chartered a DanAir Ambassadors for a trip from Gatwick to Palma and I was a passenger on this aircraft. I have searched records and cannot find out if DanAir (or DanDare as we often called it) ever had an Ambassador fleet.

In about 1963 I flew on a BEA Comet 4B to Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo was then being constructed!) (Sorry if the spelling is incorrect).
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:29 pm

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:50 pm

Mine would be a US Air DC-9 from TOL-DAY sometime in 1984

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:52 am

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:02 am

Flew on this one back in the early '60's from Detroit to Miami.


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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:04 am

Mine was BY B737-200 in July 1989. Route was NCL-GRO-NCL
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:57 am

Tenderfeet... here are some of the good ol' times..

DC-6B BRU-Tripoli-Libenge-Stanleyville 1954
a dozen flight (and first loop) in an immaculate yellow Piper Cub '54
half a dozen in DC-3 '54
couple in DC-4 '54
DC-6B Stanleyville-Cairo-Rome-BRU 1955

Flown (as so far as my memory serves)
DC-3 DC-4 DC-6 DC-7C DC-8 DC-9 DC-10
L-1011 MD-80
B-707 B-720 B-727 B-737 B-747
C-119 Bristol Freighter
Avro RJ (the whole family)
Saab 340 Short 330 CRJ
F-27 F-50 F-70 F-100
A330 A300 A320 A319
a dozen GA models...and I must be missing some
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:37 am

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:39 am

My first flight was aboard a TWA L-1011 Big grin


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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:12 am

It was British Airways from Washington Dulles IAD to London Heathrow LHR
on a 747.


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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:58 pm

My first flight was way back in July 1966 fra Aalborg to Copenhagen on this beauty:


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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:50 pm

That was back in 1978, Frontier Airlines B732, from YWG to DEN. It was the first leg on a trip to Asia.

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I was only 5 years old so I didn't quite get the registration of the aircraft I was on.
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:59 am

For me it was a United 737-300.

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:10 am

DC6B from Cleveland to Tampa, 1953....
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:42 am

Eastern Airlines Super "C" Constellation in March 1956 from MIA - PHL - JFK (Idewild back then) and return from BOS - MIA. Flight from JFK to BOS going north was cancelled due to a blizzard!
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:35 am

Premiair DC-10-10, OY-CNY. ARN-CFU in 1997.
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 01, 2004 4:32 pm

Brittania Airways B737 London Gatwick - Palma Majorca 1973. I was that excited about it the first thing I done on takeoff was throw up. Thankfully I do not get that excited anymore and hence never thrown up in a plane again
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:17 pm

My first flight was on Ansett Australia boeing 737-300 Adelaide to perth and back. It was one of those Ansett mystery flights.
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:42 pm

My first flight was on a Luxair B737-500.
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:01 am

For me... Hmm... I think it was an AM DC8.

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:43 am

An ACES Dhc-6 BOG-MZL
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:11 am

Summer 1992 - Aged 4/5.

Balkan Tu-154 from Teesside to ??? in Bulgaria. I remember vivid things like covering me ears from the noise when boarding, the jam and cold rice meal, not seeing much of any FA's, looking into the red lit cockpit (night flight) and the carpet coming up on the floor.

Quite an unusual first flight for someone from the west!
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:08 pm

Ansett or TAA, Maitland to Brisbane Australia, Fokker F27 when I was about 5 years old. To this day I still wonder why they called it a "Friendship" cause at the time I didn't find it very friendly.
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:28 pm

My first flight was on an Air Canada DC-9-30 LGA-YUL at 1 month old.
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:27 am

Not sure if this counts, but my first "commercial" flight was a public relations tour of SW Florida on a Martin 404 flown by PBA. They were introducing service to Charlotte County Airport (PGD) in 1975 and were offering free sight-seeing flights. Mine was the first of the day, and we had to sit at the end of the runway while the engines "warmed-up"!!
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:38 am

As far as I can remember it was a BA 742



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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:38 am

Mine was a brand spanking new B742 of BA in 1975. SYD-SIN-BOM-LHR. I remember the aircraft was certified to carry out autoland and the crew decided to check it out at LHR. We went around at the minima on the first 2 approaches and then the Captain decided that he would be best off hand flying the approach. It was a perfect landing.

I was only 7 at the time and didn't know any better, but in hindsight I tend to think that maybe the aircraft didn't have autoland installed at all.
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:16 am

My first flight (that I can remember) was sometime in the late '70s, United 737 (I'm pretty sure it was a 737, definitely a narrowbody but with 3+3 seating, so not a DC9)
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:43 am

Western Airlines 737-247 N4518W in indian livery like this below.


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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:03 am

Cal Air DC-10 1989 MAN-IBZ-MAN sat in the flight deck for about 15 minutes during flight, I worked at ringway and knew the Cal Air crews..Hence the flight deck experience.. Smile
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:38 am

Wardair DC-10, PIK-YYZ
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:58 am

For me my first flight was a Delta MD-80 from MKE-ATL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:40 am

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:41 am

My first commercial flight was on an Aerolíneas Argentinas Hawker Siddeley 748 on MVD-AEP route, June 19, 1974.
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:31 pm

The Year Late 1966 very early 1967 I was an infant.. Air California either L188 or 737
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:44 pm

For me it was a Continental ERJ-145.


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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:59 pm

Olympic Airways DC6B BEY-ATH June 1966
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:28 pm

A PSA Lockheed Electra, back in the early 1960s.
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:53 pm

Iberia DC-9, BCN-MAD, Apr. 13, 1967.

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:30 am

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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:03 am

Hello all,

Mine was KarAir A300B4-203FF OH-LAA from Helsinki to Chania
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:22 am

My first commercial flight was on a Monarch Airlines 737-200, G-BMON. The route was EMA - AGP - LTN. The outbound leg was from East Midlands as the aircraft was unable to land at Luton due to fog. We arrived in Spain about 12 hours later than scheduled.
 
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:07 am


July, 1975 - Eastern Airlines 727, BOS - LGA.
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:57 pm

Mine was with Orion Airways (now taken over by Britannia) in February 1983 on the 737th 737 from LGW to TFS. I remember the extremely loud noise of reverse thrust on the 732 on landing and thought how fantastic it was that although the weather on the ground was foggy and wet above the clouds it was a beautiful sunny day!
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RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:24 am

Northeast Trident NCL-LHR July 1971, then Caledonian/BUA VC-10 LGW-EBB-LUN on the same day.


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