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Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 1:50 pm

WHy do you love aviation so much whether it be commercial, military, or whatever?
 
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 1:53 pm

i cought the bug from my grandpa, who flew b-24's in wwII. he introduced me to the world of aviation. every time oi went to ehe airport, i loved to just sit there an watch athe planes go by. i started spotting and photoing when i go t my license, and havent looked back. it s just somehting about them, i just love planes. they're awesome

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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 1:57 pm

Because it pays the bills???  Wink

Oh...

Man has always wanted to fly. I guess I have a little Wright in me.  Big grin My eyesight kept me out of the Air Force, and I haven't attempted to learn on my own (flying lessons)...yet. So now I work for an airline and spend an hour or three up here on anet every day.

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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 1:59 pm

Slipping the Surly bonds of gravity
And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
 
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 2:03 pm

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
Slipping the Surly bonds of gravity

Or the daunting task of posting more than ConcordeBoy or Gigneil Big grin

I love aviation because I have been flying since infancy and my first local airport was one that boarded from airstairs onto all sizes and types of aircraft, with all different liveries. The first thing I loved about aviation was sitting by the window and looking at all the different planes and their colors. The the fact that airplanes actually took me to places like Boston, Germany, France, Iran, Kansas, San Fransisco, etc. became part of the equation. It didn't hurt that PSA had smiles and noses on the front of their aircraft. Aww, I am tearing up  cry 
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 2:06 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
Or the daunting task of posting more than ConcordeBoy or Gigneil

Yeah that too.
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 2:13 pm

commercial aviation has been in my families "blood"since 1954
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 2:22 pm

Because it simply allows us to do something we can't do naturally, have sustained flight above the ground.
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 2:26 pm

I've been flying in airplanes since before I can remember. I always used to love that feeling on take-off (my parents tended to sit over or just aft of the wing) when the pilot pulled up and your stomach went down. I've had the flying bug ever since.

And now I'm a private pilot. I just love going up on a gorgeous day and seeing the world from a different perspective. I think it's so much prettier up there than it is down on the ground. I love the freedoms that flying allows you over driving. I love doing something different that so many people cannot do. It's just so much fun! I especially love trying to get those greasers and love it when I do get them (only once in a while)! And I love the joy in my passengers faces when they finally get to go up.

And even though I'm a frequent flier because of work, I still seem to just love sitting in that seat by the window for 8.5+ hours (it's so bad that I consider an 8.5 hour flight a short flight). I can't explain it.

My fiancée says that sometimes she thinks that I love flying more than her (jokingly). There are times!
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 2:37 pm

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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 6:51 pm

I Enjoyed the Subjects.Found them Interesting,never felt as if it was studies.Then When I started working.Still continued Enjoying the Atmosphere & Now they pay me for Enjoying myself.
At times its challenging & tough,but when the works done its rewarding & satisfying.
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 6:56 pm

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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:00 pm

Right after High School, I started working for GE, building parts for the J-79 jet engines. The came the USAF and flying KC-135s, and trying to complete college. That was it, I was hooked.

Now, 35 years later, I am still a kid around airplanes.
 
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:12 pm

Lived at the south end of Southampton Airport ,rode my bike to watch the aircraft sometimes and became friends with some spotters.Rest is history..
Ironically my dad was a car mechanic and always fiddling with cars,but I was always into aviation and couldn't care less about cars.But after 25+ years in aviation,I'm now into cars and racing as my hobby and aviation is just a job.
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:13 pm

The fact that the damn things can defy gravity and do things that people in the 16th century would call "witchery" and "acts of the devil"!

How many can bolt an F-16 50 feet off the deck or haul a four engine bird 12,000km from home?

Not many. If any .

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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:19 pm

I wish I knew!! It started as a kid, going with family to LHR to see a cousin off on a trip to Columbia, South Carolina via NYC. I loved all the goings-on in T3 and going up onto the roof of the Queens Building to watch his Pan Am 747 lift off the runway and make a slow climb into the wide blue yonder! Growing up in Battersea, south London meant that planes would be going overhead all day long on their approach into LHR - I couldn't take my eyes off them, and to see them up close at the airport was just too much! It fascinated me from that first airport visit, and continues to do so to this day.
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:25 pm

I was hooked after first feeling that acceleration on take-off when I first flew as a child on a Tri-star.
 
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Sun May 08, 2005 7:38 pm

Good question, really something to think about.
I my case it's because the big planes are fascinating. And Airlines itself get my attention too.

It's simply the great variety


Sorry for the shameless plug  innocent .

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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Mon May 09, 2005 12:51 pm

I think I might be genetically pre-disposed to liking aviation  Cool When I was born my Dad was working as a pilot for the Cessna distributor in Australia, so I've been around aircraft since before I can remember and many of my earliest memories are of aircraft, including going to the local aerodrome with Dad (after we'd moved from Sydney to the bush) to watch the Fokker Friendship service come in. I'm no psychologist but I guess that when I'm working on aircraft I'm a child again, standing with my Dad (who died when I was in my teens). I cannot concieve of doing anything other than aircraft maintenance for a living; I even do it in my spare time, working on vintage aircraft and warbirds, so you could say I am getting paid to do something I would happily do for free.

Oh, and I love being airborne too, going someplace new or seeing something from above, revelling in the physics of flight, the sheer beauty of flying between cu-nims on a bright moonlit night, the city lights.... anyone who comes to Sydney MUST take a night flight over the harbour. You can book a seat on a DC-3 and sip champagne while admiring the view. How good is that?!
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RE: Why Do You All Love Aviation So Much?

Mon May 09, 2005 4:51 pm

Quoting Airlinerfreak (Thread starter):
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