My first was TWA 747-100, LAX
August 2, 1987 - I flew with a friend to New York City for my first REAL vacation ever. I had not been on an airplane since January, 1975, and I was DYING to fly on a 747 - something I had not ever done. My very good friend who was a travel agent, told us, "okay, you can fly TO
New York on TWA or Pan Am, but know that most of the return flights come from Europe and are notoriously delayed". Disheartened, but not defeated, we booked passage on TWA flight 840...and it was absolutely incredible. The sheer size was amazing.
As a side note, the return trip was Newark to Los Angeles on a United DC-10. Two years later, UA
232 crashed at Sioux City, and nine years later was TWA 800. I have always wondered if I flew on N93119 or N1819...no way to know now, but since then, I always record the registry of the plane I fly on.
My last (and only 747 flight since!!) was a 747-422, N199UA, LAX
It was in the old color scheme in May, 2004.
I booked this trip SPECIFICALLY to fly on a 747-400 while they were available domestically. I flew SAN
on a CR2 and then transferred to this bad boy.
I made friends with the flight attendants and not only got a tour of the whole airplane, but after we docked, I got to go upstairs to the flight deck and sit down in it!! Doesn't matter that I was 38 at the time - I was that seven year old kid flying for the first time!!
By the way, I tried adding my own images to this posting of me in the cockpit, but every time I do, I get nothing but a white screen. Anyone know why?
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