My dad took me out to CGN
on Sunday mornings. At that time we saw the first LH
747s "sailing" into CGN
. They had a great observation deck, which was closed later after some nasty terrorist attacks all over Germany. I always loved to travel, and I worked as travel agent and with package tour operators. So it was just normal that I was traveling, and most of those trips were by air. I just love aviation, and much later I started taking more detailed notes of my flights, and taking photos (although not many make it on a.net, haha). I had a teacher who had a PPL and when he talked about flying X-country in Germany, I was fascinated. Years later I had the opportunity to get my PPL in NZ
, and that was a great time. So my interest gradually deepened. Today, when I talk about LCCs, alliances, and stuff, my students clearly see how passionate I am about it - and most really appreciate it, even if they are not as interested....
Question for you guys: How do your friends and family react? Do they thing you are hopeless nerds? Do they tolerate the hobby? Or do they even get into it as well? I must say most of my friends are really sweet, and they don;t mind at all that I want to be at the airport early to look around and take some pics...