boeingfanyyz
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You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:44 am

...you call everyone by their name in phoenetics!

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
 
777-200
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:52 am

....there's a monthly post about this!
Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
 
brownbat
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:34 am

When you try to pull back on the steering wheel on the freeway in efforts to get off the ground.  Smile
 
klm672
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:21 am

Yes, i do the first post, kinda. For spelling i'll do it.

Andre
 
piercey
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:59 am

When you build a spotting platform on top of your house and spot all day  biggrin 
Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
 
Kerberos
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:06 pm

You post topics like this... ;o)
This is your captain speaking. I’ve turned off the no-smokin’ sign. Hell, if the plane is smokin' why can't you?
 
ac21365
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:04 pm

...your screenshot folder is 311mb.


-Aaron
 
CO737
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:28 pm

You almost crash your car because you are craning your neck to look out the sunroof at landing aircraft.
 
jamesbuk
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:23 am

when you sit in your car when you park in the drive way and wait for the engine to stop properly and then start a made up check list.
when driving around you work out how much fuel your guzzling down and exactly how far you'll go before you run out.
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
 
GEEZ
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:33 am

1. You walk down the street looking at the sky.

2. You tune into Heathrow Approach on your scanner at 2am when there is no traffic! (Only done that when drunk!)

3. You put Heathrow arrivals on ceefax when nothing else is on TV!

Chris  wave 
If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it... UNLESS it's a crap AFCAD!
 
MADtoCAE
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:33 am

...you notice airport codes on license plates.
Operator!!! Give me the number for 911!!
 
777DadandJr
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:26 am

.........when you log onto a.net BEFORE you check your email!

Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 10):
...you notice airport codes on license plates.

 bigthumbsup 

Russ wave 
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
 
xORDLLAA
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:11 am

....you're driving your car with left hand on steering wheel, right hand on automatic transmission stick, and when approaching your destination you're trying to engage your parking brake, because you think it is flaps lever, and after you park you are putting chocks on the wheels.
life is beautiful...
 
Fly2HMO
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:31 am

... you've pissed urine rings on the numbers of an active runway along with another 5 of your pilot friends when you were bored to your ass at 2 am while it was snowing and then you brag about it to your instructor while taking off on that runway the following day and you show him the rings Big grin

(We actually did that!!!)

I've also heard stories about other people riding the airport beacon at night and drag racing down the runways in their cars...
 
SWISSER
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:36 am

*you recognise planes at 33000 ft above your house.
*before you board an aircraft you already know the exact type, reg and seats on it, and maybe even the food!
*you know already wich type is coming along according to the sound it makes.
*when driving in the fog you look at your dashboard.
*when ordering from a drive-in, you sign in with your last used reg for a flight.
*when accelerating on the highway ramp, you turn on your main headlights, you do the same when you are braking from the highway onto the ramp.
*In a traffic jam you request for a diversion airfield on the radio commentator reporting the jam.
*when your kid makes a sudden noise or grasps accedentally your neck you search the transponder for the 7777 highjack code.
*you give a report to the passengers in your car when you turn on the cruise control and give a current temperature readout and ETA.

Oh wait,
that is for the aviation freak  Wink
What time is top of descent?
 
SWISSER
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:44 am

Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 10):
...you notice airport codes on license plates.

Ha, that's a good one, mine is RDI-884: Radio
Direction Indicator  Wink
What time is top of descent?
 
xORDLLAA
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:12 am

...you are entering your car from your trunk, you are passing back row, and geting comfortable in the left seat.


...before you start your car's engine, you open the window and yeal : "CLEEEAAR!!!!"


:D
life is beautiful...
 
Longhornmaniac
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:35 am

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 14):
*you recognise planes at 33000 ft above your house.
*before you board an aircraft you already know the exact type, reg and seats on it, and maybe even the food!
*you know already wich type is coming along according to the sound it makes.

Haha I can do all of those.

Mine...You know your addicted to aviation when...your flight simulator folder is 16 GIGA BYTES!

...you've been planning your family's vacations since you were twelve based on what kind of planes you can find.

...you'd go several hours out of the way to fly on a plane bigger than a 757, and or make more than one connection. (AUS-DFW-ORD-MSP baby!)
Cheers,
Cameron
 
boeingfanyyz
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:42 pm

You know you're addicted to aviation when...you strip-search every person who enters your home, and you own a metal detector. Even the pizza guy!
Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
 
ac21365
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:59 pm

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 17):
Mine...You know your addicted to aviation when...your flight simulator folder is 16 GIGA BYTES!

19.2 gigabyes baby!

-Aaron Big grin
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:37 pm

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 14):
when your kid makes a sudden noise or grasps accedentally your neck you search the transponder for the 7777 highjack code

Its 7500 mate  Smile  Wink Big grin
 
AmericanB763ER
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:29 pm

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Thread starter):
You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

...you successfully transfer the aviation-virus to some of your relatives and/or friends.

...when you're planning your holiday flights - always choose the ones with the most connections or prefer the ones with aircraft types you haven't flown on yet.

...departure day - you arrive at the airport in the morning although your flight only leaves late in the afternoon.


and many of those mentioned above.


Marco
 
justplanecrazy
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:00 pm

when you give a departure briefing to your car passenger."we'll turn right 5dme (at the t-junction),climb and maintain an altitude at the top of the ascent(the 1st hill you drive up),and not exceeding 60 knts below fl100.we'll then follow atc's heading's to our destination(follow road signs),Cabin service will start 5 mins after rotation(a sweet will be offered 5 mins after rotation of the steering wheel),please keep seatbelts fastened as we expect some turbulence(a bumpy road up ahead),please keep mobile phones switched off in the interests of safety(ill slap you if you turn on a moblie in the car).Please do not leave your seat until we have come to a complete and final stop outside the gate.(the gate to the drive).
Half way thorough the journey your passenger requests you to divert for a medical emergency,(the looney asulm is that way,you need help).  

[Edited 2006-01-13 15:00:38]
your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
 
DeltaWings
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 10):
...you notice airport codes on license plates.

Thats exactly what I do all the time!! We have TG on our license plate, so I am quick to say we come from Guatemala, or we fly Thai Airways.
Homer: Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
 
SWISSER
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:51 am

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 20):
Its 7500 mate

Shhhh!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 18):
You know you're addicted to aviation when...you strip-search every person who enters your home, and you own a metal detector. Even the pizza guy!
Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz

That's a good one!
And maybe ask him if he packed the pizza alone or left it somewhere unattended, and how long he plans to stay in your house.
What time is top of descent?
 
jeffry747
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:48 am

Quoting CO737 (Reply 7):
You almost crash your car because you are craning your neck to look out the sunroof at landing aircraft.

Guilty!

Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 10):
you notice airport codes on license plates.

Guilty!

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 11):
when you log onto a.net BEFORE you check your email!

Guilty!

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 14):
*you recognise planes at 33000 ft above your house.
*before you board an aircraft you already know the exact type, reg and seats on it, and maybe even the food!
*you know already wich type is coming along according to the sound it makes.

Guilty!

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 17):
...you'd go several hours out of the way to fly on a plane bigger than a 757, and or make more than one connection.

Guilty, even though I booked an out of the way flight just to get on a 757.

Quoting AmericanB763ER (Reply 21):
departure day - you arrive at the airport in the morning although your flight only leaves late in the afternoon.

Guilty!

And mine; you know exactly what runway you will take off from judging from the direction the pushback tug points the plane. (Only applies at some airports)
C'mon Big B, FLY!
 
jeffry747
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:50 am

You are spotting at night and you know the aircraft types just by the pattern of th landing lights.
C'mon Big B, FLY!
 
CaptainJon
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:13 am

Or you pull the steering wheel out when you are about to climb a steep hill. Of course you say "Cleared to take off RWY 4L"
 
CaptainJon
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:10 pm

...and when i say pull it out, i dont mean pretend, i mean unlock the adjustment knob so the wheel gets physically closer...
 
boeingfanyyz
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 24):
And maybe ask him if he packed the pizza alone or left it somewhere unattended, and how long he plans to stay in your house.

Yah, exactly!
Me: "Did you pack the pizza yourself? Have you left the pizza un-attended at any time? Have you received any extra toppings from another person?
Pizza guy: "Look buddy, I just wanna deliver your pizza!"
Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
 
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bully707
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:52 am

...your car has a personalized license plate with your favorite Airplane...
(GP - KB 707)  Wink  Wink  Wink

...your cell-phone nr. reflects the airplane you like most...
(+49-***-7073200)  Wink  Wink  Wink




Yeah...that's mine....(the car only, unfortunately...)  Smile  Smile


Godspeed

Bernd
"That's the good thing about the 707...it can do anything, but read!" Joe Patroni, Airport '70
 
CanadianNorth
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:44 am

-I'm almost done giving the aviation virus to a friend
-I'll vote for the long way on trips to fly something I havn't been on before
-I can tell you what kind of plane it is by the sound sometimes
-I've almost crashed trying to look at a plane before
-Once or twice I was driving down the highway reached cruising speed and started giving a time and temp etc report
-I've gone biking with friends and done the whole "we'll climb to here turn left there decend to this blah blah blah"
-When I am getting on a plane my first comment is ussually "did anyone catch the reg?"
-I notice airport codes on everything
-At the airport here on a clear day you can see the plane coming several miles before it gets here and I can tell you exactly what runway they are gunna come down on
-When people ask me how to spell stuff without thinking I go right into the whole alpha bravo charlie whatever thing



CanadianNorth
What could possibly go wrong?
 
Web
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:18 am

When someone tells you they're flying from xxx to xxx, you tell them what airline they're flying on, what aircraft, how long it will take, and then ask them to get an inflight magazine for you (my friends all just get one by default, because they know I'll ask for it!)

Quoting AmericanB763ER (Reply 21):
...when you're planning your holiday flights - always choose the ones with the most connections or prefer the ones with aircraft types you haven't flown on yet.

I love doing that! Right now, I'm considering using some of my FF miles to go on a joytrip to LAX with the most connections and my favorite aircraft.
 
SWISSER
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:21 am

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 29):
Pizza guy: "Look buddy, I just wanna deliver your pizza!"

And then (according to the manual) you need to yell "SECURITY" where the Pizza guy gets arrested and the military gets involved to take out the Pizza.
It happened to me a lot of times, fortunatly the Pizza never exploded...

Quoting Bully707 (Reply 30):
Yeah...that's mine....(the car only, unfortunately...)


Godspeed

Bernd

I think we got the official Emperor of the aviaton freaks here!
"What is your bidding, my master?"
What time is top of descent?
 
aircanl1011
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:38 am

You have a picture of the last plane you flew on or the next you will fly on as your desktop.

You think of FS2004 as your part time job and not a game.
CYMRU AM BYTH / WALES FOREVER
 
boeingfanyyz
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:39 am

You know you're addicted to aviation when...your on a flight and your seat neighbor asks to be relocated because you wont stop talking about aviation!
Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
 
thepilot
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:42 am

These are great! Keep em up!
...when you start referring to your airports by their IATA or ICAO codes.
...when you are flying from SEA-JFK and you fly across the Pacific.
...when you know exactly what plane is flying over your house.
...when you fly longhaul flights on Flight Sim.
...when your flight sim folder surpasses your computer's memory.
...when you use aviation analogies in English class (my teacher gets annoyed)
...when you hope and pray that your flight will be delayed.
...when you create your own airline, complete with timetables, and route maps.

[Edited 2006-01-15 22:43:49]
From YVR
 
boeingfanyyz
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:49 am

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 36):
...when you use aviation analogies in English class (my teacher gets annoyed)

Yah, I've had a few run-ins with some of my teachers. I always say "Roger" when recieving a demand. Kinda drives them nuts!
Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
 
regupilot
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting GEEZ (Reply 9):
1. You walk down the street looking at the sky.



Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 10):
...you notice airport codes on license plates.



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 31):
-When people ask me how to spell stuff without thinking I go right into the whole alpha bravo charlie whatever thing



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 31):
-I notice airport codes on everything



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 31):
-At the airport here on a clear day you can see the plane coming several miles before it gets here and I can tell you exactly what runway they are gunna come down on



Quoting Web (Reply 32):
When someone tells you they're flying from xxx to xxx, you tell them what airline they're flying on, what aircraft, how long it will take, and then ask them to get an inflight magazine for you (my friends all just get one by default, because they know I'll ask for it!)



Quoting Thepilot (Reply 36):
...when you know exactly what plane is flying over your house.



Quoting Thepilot (Reply 36):
...when you use aviation analogies in English class (my teacher gets annoyed)



Quoting AmericanB763ER (Reply 21):
...you successfully transfer the aviation-virus to some of your relatives and/or friends.



Quoting SWISSER (Reply 14):
*you know already wich type is coming along according to the sound it makes.

Also:

- When your friends ask you what plane, airline and where is coming/going hen it is flying by even in the night, or very far away.
- When you do a full flight procedure (takeoff - cruise - land) while you're walking.
- When you refer to cities by their Airport Code.
- When you get so upset because somebody took your window seat that another passenger decides to give you his window seat.
- When your friends argue about going spotting since there are no girls at the airport.

- Ragu
 
treeny
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:48 am

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 34):
You think of FS2004 as your part time job and not a game.

This I am very guilty of............... although I was was being honest I am probably guilty in someway of each and every idea that has been posted.

I think my worst one is driving on the motorway trying to pull back on the steering wheel and when turing off pretending I am taxing!!

One thing I do that no one has mentioned is when I am turing in my car sometimes I pretend I have a centre wheel under 'the cockpit' and thus turn my car with that mindset into parking spaces or my drive......

Cheers

Mark
 
Dreamflight767
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:50 am

When you request to "Side Step" in your car when changing lanes. I think I say it to myself, I may say it out loud and not know it.
 
i530j
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:08 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 11):

I do that on a daily basis!
"I love you, I love the kids..." then the phone went dead.
 
mdl21483
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:58 pm

... when you get off from work whenever you can to go out on a date... with your scanner, binos, some fast food, and your several hunderd dollar camera & big lens!

Quoting AC21365 (Reply 6):
...your screenshot folder is 311mb.

2.76GB, from almost twice your own age, brotha!

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 17):
...your flight simulator folder is 16 GIGA BYTES!

GUILTY!

Quoting ReguPilot (Reply 38):
- When your friends argue about going spotting since there are no girls at the airport.

Oh hon, us girls are around, just gotta be patient like waiting for that AN124 to appear out of nowhere! And best of all, we're usually Controllers, Pilots, or an FA from one of your last flights!

~Mel~
From the shores of the sea we have come afar, we have risen high, among the stars.
 
thepilot
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:47 am

Just a few more...
...when your first date is going spotting at your local airport (might be the only date  Smile)
...when you have more flight sim airplanes than actually exist.
...when you refuse to stay anywhere other than the airport hotel.
...when you preflight your car before every trip.
...when you buy a plane ticket just so you can get past security.
...when you know more aviation vocabulary than actual vocabulary.
...when you paint your car in Airline colors (seen it before).
...when you have seen every 767-200 picture on a.net (done it!)
...when you have written more than five ways you know you're addicted to aviation  Smile
From YVR
 
AC773
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:01 pm

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 43):
...when you paint your car in Airline colors (seen it before).

This I have to see. Can you reference a web site or something?
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
 
SFOMB67
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:15 pm

How about you pick apart every movie with an airplane scene that shows a 727 taxing out, the undercarriage of a 747 taking off, and a 737 landing. Why can't they get it right.....are they that ignorant, or do they think we are?
Not as easy as originally perceived
 
BA747400
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting CO737 (Reply 7):
You almost crash your car because you are craning your neck to look out the sunroof at landing aircraft.

YES! I just did this...drove from North of BOS to just west of PVD for the night.....however, when driving though PVD, I just couldn't resist....almost Caused an accident on i95! HA HA!

Quoting GEEZ (Reply 9):
2. You tune into Heathrow Approach on your scanner at 2am when there is no traffic! (Only done that when drunk!)

Or how about falling asleep to it at night? Done that.

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 14):
*you recognize planes at 33000 ft above your house.
*before you board an aircraft you already know the exact type, reg and seats on it, and maybe even the food!

This is all too true...after all, flying IS the trip.

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 31):
-When I am getting on a plane my first comment is usually "did anyone catch the reg?"
-I notice airport codes on everything

There is nothing more frustrating than not getting the reg. from your flight....sometimes Its parked at an odd angle and you have to go online, look up the acars, and put it in your travel profile before you can even THINK about unpacking.

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 31):
-When people ask me how to spell stuff without thinking I go right into the whole alpha bravo charlie whatever thing

Hell yes.

Quoting Web (Reply 32):
When someone tells you they're flying from xxx to xxx, you tell them what airline they're flying on, what aircraft, how long it will take, and then ask them to get an in flight magazine for you (my friends all just get one by default, because they know I'll ask for it!)

I love this. "oh so i'm going to Orlando next week." "oh yea? Who are you flying with?" "um, my sister" "no no no, what airline?" "OH, um, i think delta omega or something? I don't know I think its on a jumbo." (keep in mind, I live near MHT) "OK, your probably flying through Cincinnati, airport code CVG, around 11am-12 noon with Delta's partner Comair, on a CRJ, connecting to ATL with Delta mainline...prob. with a 757, but if you get lucky it may be a 767-400!! Then coming back you will most likely go though Atlanta, also known as ATL, with a 767-400 or a 757. THEN, connect to Manchester, MHT, on, once again, a 757, CRJ, or MD88. Oh, and did you know that Orlando's airport code is nothing like the city name? Its actually MCO!" "Ugh, (disgusted look), whatever, we're going to get drunk...and i need to get a tan". HA HA!

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Reply 34):
You have a picture of the last plane you flew on or the next you will fly on as your desktop.

Screensaver of "mypictures" filled with all the aircraft I have flown.

Quoting Sfomb67 (Reply 45):
How about you pick apart every movie with an airplane scene that shows a 727 taxing out, the undercarriage of a 747 taking off, and a 737 landing. Why can't they get it right.....are they that ignorant, or do they think we are?

Or, just jump on A.net...there's bound to be a thread already where you can express your disgust. LOL.

***The pure smell of jet fuel give you the chills and butterfly's....like your a kid in a candy store.
***You think that any flight that doesn't include overnight flying and 7+ hours is simply a day trip...and that international travel is the only REAL kind.
***You own a pair of binoculars or a telescope to see what planes are flying over your house.
***You pay more just to fly a larger plane. (Could have flown a 777 from BOS-LHR there and back...but paid more to fly the 744 home!)
***You will fly from BOS-SYD via LHR and BKK
***When people tell you about their trip, you get more excited than they do because their going to fly something like a 744 or travel for 20 hours!
***You dress nice when you fly not only because its one of the best days of your life, but also because you believe it may help your chances of getting upgraded upon check-in.
***All of your friends ask you to search for their flights because your constantly on Orbitz, Yahoo travel, or Travelocity...and you know how to get the best possible deal at any given time.
***When people come back from a trip the first question you ask is "How was the flight?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!" (Said in a psychotic manner like its crack to you....because it is)
***You are always checking airlines websites just to be sure that should any good positions open at a local airport, you can be first in line.
***When listening to live ATC you also have flightarrivals.com (or similar) open to look up flight plans O&D, ETA, etc...

I love this website.

Mike

EDIT: I missed the most important one of all:
***You simply cant comprehend people who dont like flying and you want to slap them because you feel its a waste of jetfuel. HA HA HA!

[Edited 2006-01-23 22:57:08]
 
thepilot
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting BA747400 (Reply 46):
***When listening to live ATC you also have flightarrivals.com (or similar) open to look up flight plans O&D, ETA, etc...



Quoting BA747400 (Reply 46):
***All of your friends ask you to search for their flights because your constantly on Orbitz, Yahoo travel, or Travelocity...and you know how to get the best possible deal at any given time.
***When people come back from a trip the first question you ask is "How was the flight?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!" (Said in a psychotic manner like its crack to you....because it is)

Spot on, big guy! Expecially with the flight agent business (I should charge for my services to my entire family)
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:40 pm

When you are driving down Nassau Expressway near JFK with your friends sitting next to you in the car, you look out your driver's side window, see a plane making approach for landing, you say, "Hey! There's a Virgin A340 on finals for 22L!" Every one of your friends threaten to throw themselves out of a moving vehicle because it's been the 341st time you've said it.

Jeremy
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RE: You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:31 am

Quoting CO737 (Reply 7):
You almost crash your car because you are craning your neck to look out the sunroof at landing aircraft.

I have done that.

Dammit.

-IR

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