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What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:12 am

My first one was a Tunisair Boeing 727-200 in 1975 from Luxembourg to Tunis
and at that time I was 7 years old and I will always remember when boarding in ELLX, the kids where allowed to board the plane before the other passengers and as I was the only kid onboard my mother and I we where invited to board first by the gentle ground stewardess. Ohhh gosh, I was so excited to enter for the first time in my life a plane. I couldn't sleep for nights before that flight!!! Finaly, we entered via the rear steps, me running to the stewardess asking her if I could have a look in the cockpit, for my surprise, she grapped my hand and walked directly to the cockpit telling the captain that it was my wish to visit their working place.
From that moment on I was addicted to aviation  Big thumbs up The crew including captain, FO and FE where just lovely and very kind. Still many thanks to the Tunisian crew for making a little boys dream becoming true  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:15 am

First flight I remember:

a UA DC-10 from SEA-ORD, 1991.

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:15 am

Oepps sorry admin, I guess wrong forum should  Innocent
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:15 am

I think my first flight was on a MD-83 Airtours jet from Glasgow to Canary Islands.


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:16 am

My first flight was way back when I was 12 yrs old on a Douglas DC3 Dakota at Cranfield.....


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:24 am

viscount.....60s' still my favorite a/c. they had a lounge(co) in the rear. i use to travel by myself when i was a kid. the flt attendants would put me there. i loved the re-trackable stairs and oval windows.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:33 am

Airbus A300, back just after Lufthansa got the first ones delivered, so it must have been sometime in 1976: flew from Frankfurt to Hannover on it... I don't remember too much about it, I was only 4 at the time.
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:39 am

Singapore Airlines's Boeing 727 (SIN-KUL) route in the early 80s.
Airliners is the wings of my life.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:45 am

Britannia Airways B752 LHR-Mahon.

Cheers,

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:51 am

Republic Airlines
Convair CV-580

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:01 am

I was three. I'll have to ask. Being it was a U.S. to London trip, I suspect something large. This would be in 1978
Someone special in the air
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:05 am

At age six months my parents and I flew as passengers in a Finnish Cessna
on floats over the archipelago of Åland. That was back in 1968.

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:15 am

BEA BAC-1-11 from Frankfurt to Berlin-Tempelhof in the late 60s.

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:31 am

American Eagle ATR-72 from LIT-DFW back in the 90's.


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:33 am

UA DC-10 from LAX-PDX in August of 1990. Crazy that they used to use a DC10 on this route, and have now started using RJ's every now and then.


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:33 am

It was 1972. Flew MOB-MSY (about 20 min max) on National Airlines on a 727 (100-series most likely). Flew over in the morning, enjoyed New Orleans with the family (I was 8 years old at the time), and flew home that night...
Finally made it to an airline mecca!
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:38 am

Got to ask my Dad but it was probably 74' JFK-ORL, DC-8 comes to mind but I am not sure. My dad will call me later and tell me for sure.
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:41 am

Dec 1968 Delta flight 141 Dtw to Tpa on a brand new DC-8-61
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:44 am

My first one was Il-62M operated by LOT back in 1986, it was a great a/c , maybe little too loud.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:44 am

October 1966 DTW-ORD on an American 707 on my way to boot camp at Great
Lakes.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:45 am

Luxair,

While my initial flight was a little different from yours, you captured the feelings I had EXACTLY. A love affair was born!
Finally made it to an airline mecca!
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:48 am

Wien Airlines DC-3/c-47 from Fairbanks Alaska to Kozebue on the Bering Sea. 1957
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:48 am

My first ever trip was on a BEAUTIFUL Western 727-200 from SLC to OAK.
Check out my blog at fl310travel.blogspot.com!
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:52 am

PSA 727-100. Miss the Grinning Bird!
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:53 am

Hello!

Mine was a Québécair Fairchild F -27 to go and a Bac-1-11 to come back From YUL-YBC Montreal-Baie-Comeau in Québec ( around June 1971)

P.S. I am no longer very young

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:55 am

It must have been a PIA 707 in 1970 -- but I was only 24 days old and cannot remember.

The flight that I do remember was a Biman Fokker F-27 in 1975/6.

The one I remember by date is a Biman Boeing 707 from Dhaka to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur on Feb 4, 1981.

Best,

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:58 am

I miss the grinning birds too.....too bad I'm too young to not have had a chance to see the L-1011 "Mamma Grinnybirds"
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:59 am

Western,

I always wanted to fly on Momma...She looked so great in PSA color!
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:01 am

First actual flight, Piper Cub, I believe I was 6-ish.

First airline flight, CO MD-80, SFO-IAH-MCO-IAH-SFO..first DL one was MCO-IAD, good ol Delta Express 732.

First jumpseat, Aeromexico MD-83, LAX-GDL  Smile

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:02 am

All I have of her now, is postcards, photos from my dad, the Gemini Jets model, and an Atlantic model in 1/75th scale.
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:09 am

It was so long ago... BOAC Vicker Super VC-10.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:23 am

Mom just called me, my first flight ever was an EAL 727 in 1974 JFK-ORL, my Dad got a nice buzz going my mom said!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:25 am

G-AGZB 'Pionair' (C-47 Dakota) British European Airways, LPL-GUE 3 July 1952.
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:46 am

This one! 31 years ago...


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This one was next, two years later...


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:02 am

LACSA 727-2Q6/Adv...What a great bird! April 30th of 1986.

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:03 am

East-West Airlines Fokker F28-4000, VH-EWD on Flight 551 SYD-MCY in 1985.

There you go.

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:06 am

Eastern Airlines May 22, 1978 Airbus A-300 EWR-MCO captain Clifford Upshad Commanding.

My apologies if I spelled the captain's name wrong
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:09 am

Summer 1970, I wasn't yet two years old... Air France 747 from Dorval to Orly. I do not recall that flight, but, during that summer, I also took a Caravelle from Orly to Nice, and I remember having been invited in the flight deck... I couldn't see the pilots' faces, because they were so tall, and the light from the windshield was so dazzling... But I remember chatting a little bit with them, and seeing the instruments...
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:12 am

Ansett ANA B727, Melbourne to Sydney, 1969 !
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:24 am

Japan Airlines

JL121 from HND-ITM back in 1984.

On a 747SR
Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:31 am

the first one that I an remeber was a UA 744 from SYD-LAX in 1991. How ever I know I have been on othe aircraft but I was too young to remeber them. I believe the airlines were Ansett and Australian Airlines (not the new QF rebirth)
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:44 am

August 1985 on a British Airtours 737-200 MAN-PMI
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:51 am

Hughes Air West DC9-? SFO-FAT January 1972, I believe



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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:09 pm

DL Express 732, sometime in 1997....IND-MCO, flew into Orlando then drove up to Gainesville to check out University of Florida (I was checking out colleges all across the country at the time). I wanted to become a Gator but I never regret my finally decision to become a Tiger (University of Missouri)


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:12 pm

1960, I was less than 1 year old...


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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:42 pm

AA on a A300, SDQ-JFK in 1998
 
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:08 pm

Learjet 25
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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:18 pm

My earliest flight was when my mother was 8 months pregnant with me and my father was a student pilot at the time flying Cherokees.

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RE: What Was Your First Aircraft Flown On?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:28 pm

My first flight was in a 172 KPHL-KEVY

First airline flight was AA 757 KLGA-KDFW
Indianapolis, IN

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